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Girls Burn Brighter

Girls Burn Brighter
A Novel

by Shobha Rao

  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release : 2018-03-06
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1250074266
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, Shelf Awareness, Paste, LitHub, Real Simple 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist: Best Fiction Longlisted for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize “Incandescent...A searing portrait of what feminism looks like in much of the world.” —Vogue “A treat for Ferrante fans, exploring the bonds of friendship and how female ambition beats against the strictures of poverty and patriarchal societies.” —The Huffington Post An electrifying debut novel about the extraordinary bond between two girls driven apart by circumstance but relentless in their search for one another. Poornima and Savitha have three strikes against them: they are poor, they are ambitious, and they are girls. After her mother’s death, Poornima has very little kindness in her life. She is left to care for her siblings until her father can find her a suitable match. So when Savitha enters their household, Poornima is intrigued by the joyful, independent-minded girl. Suddenly their Indian village doesn't feel quite so claustrophobic, and Poornima begins to imagine a life beyond arranged marriage. But when a devastating act of cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend. Her journey takes her into the darkest corners of India's underworld, on a harrowing cross-continental journey, and eventually to an apartment complex in Seattle. Alternating between the girls’ perspectives as they face ruthless obstacles, Shobha Rao's Girls Burn Brighter introduces two heroines who never lose the hope that burns within.

Girls Burn Brighter

Girls Burn Brighter
A Book

by Shobha Rao

  • Publisher : Fleet
  • Release : 2019-03-07
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780349006840
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'A treat for Ferrante fans, exploring the bonds of friendship and how female ambition beats against the strictures of poverty and patriarchal societies' Huffington Post An electrifying debut novel - the story of the unbreakable bond between two girls driven apart, and their journeys across continents to find each other again. Poornima and Savitha, born in poverty, have known little kindness in their lives until they meet as teenagers. When an act of devastating cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend. Alternating between the girls' perspectives as they face apparently insurmountable obstacles on their travels through the darkest corners of India's underworld and across an ocean, Girls Burn Brighter introduces two heroines who refuse to lose the hope that burns within.

Girls on Fire

Girls on Fire
A Novel

by Robin Wasserman

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2016-05-17
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0062417169
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An NPR Best Book of the Year • A Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year On Halloween, 1991, a popular high school basketball star ventures into the woods near Battle Creek, Pennsylvania, and disappears. Three days later, he’s found with a bullet in his head and a gun in his hand—a discovery that sends tremors through this conservative community, already unnerved by growing rumors of Satanic worship in the region. In the wake of this incident, bright but lonely Hannah Dexter is befriended by Lacey Champlain, a dark-eyed, Cobain-worshiping bad influence in lip gloss and Doc Martens. The charismatic, seductive Lacey forges a fast, intimate bond with the impressionable Dex, making her over in her own image and unleashing a fierce defiance that neither girl expected. But as Lacey gradually lures Dex away from her safe life into a feverish spiral of obsession, rebellion, and ever greater risk, an unwelcome figure appears on the horizon—and Lacey’s secret history collides with Dex’s worst nightmare. By turns a shocking story of love and violence and an addictive portrait of the intoxication of female friendship, set against the unsettled backdrop of a town gripped by moral panic, Girls on Fire is an unflinching and unforgettable snapshot of girlhood: girls lost and found, girls strong and weak, girls who burn bright and brighter—and some who flicker away.

Teaching Girls on Fire

Teaching Girls on Fire
Essays on Dystopian Young Adult Literature in the Classroom

by Sarah Hentges,Sean P. Connors

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2020-05-19
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 147663890X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The rise of YA dystopian literature has seen an explosion of female protagonists who are stirring young people's interest in social and political topics, awakening their civic imagination, and inspiring them to work for change. These "Girls on Fire" are intersectional and multidimensional characters. They are leaders in their communities and they challenge injustice and limited representations. The Girl on Fire fights for herself and for those who are oppressed, voiceless, or powerless. She is the hope for our shared future. This collection of new essays brings together teachers and students from a variety of educational contexts to explore how to harness the cultural power of the Girl on Fire as we educate real-world students. Each essay provides both theoretical foundations as well as practical, hands-on teaching tools that can be used with diverse groups of students, in formal as well as informal educational settings. This volume challenges readers to realize the symbolic power the Girl on Fire has to raise consciousness and inform action and to keep that fire burning.

Murder in the Reading Room

Murder in the Reading Room
A Book

by Ellery Adams

  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release : 2019-04-30
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1496715667
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Storyton Hall, Virginia, is a paradise for book lovers who come from all over for literary getaways. But manager Jane Steward is temporarily leaving for another renowned resort—in hopes of solving a twist-filled mystery . . . Jane’s boyfriend is missing, and she thinks she may find him at North Carolina’s historic Biltmore Estate. Officially, she’s there to learn about luxury hotel management, but she’s also prowling around the breathtaking buildings and grounds looking for secret passageways and clues. One of the staff gardeners promises to be helpful . . . that is, until his body turns up in the reading room of his cottage, a book on his lap. When she finally locates the kidnapped Edwin, his captor insists that she lead him back to Storyton Hall, convinced that it houses Ernest Hemingway’s lost suitcase, stolen from a Paris train station in 1922. But before they can turn up the treasure, the bell may toll for another victim . . . “Readers will find themselves wanting to live in Storyton, no matter how many people end up dead there.” —Suspense Magazine on Murder in the Locked Library

Bunty

Bunty
Remembering a Gentleman of Noble Scottish Descent

by Halwart Schrader

  • Publisher : Veloce Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 2019-01-24
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 178711709X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The fascinating biography of David Scott-Moncrieff, alias ‘Bunty’ – a colourful larger-than-life personality, enthusiastic car expert, charming entertainer, and passionate vintage car addict. Bunty’s favourite marque was Rolls-Royce, and, for some time, he claimed to be the Number 1 in the Rolls-Royce second-hand car trade worldwide. Bunty also owned world-famous race cars, heaps of worn-out hearses (to be rebuilt), supercharged Mercedes classics, and even an antique Steamer. Here, you will meet them all, along with some of his many admirers who had the courage and pleasure to enter the passenger seat. Halwart Schrader travelled to England to meet Bunty on many occasions, knew him well. and has written this long-awaited biography in full co-operation with Bunty’s son, Humphrey Scott-Moncrieff.

Laura's Ghost

Laura's Ghost
Women Speak About Twin Peaks

by Courtenay Stallings,Sheryl Lee

  • Publisher : Fayetteville Mafia Press
  • Release : 2020-10-20
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1949024091
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1990, the groundbreaking television series Twin Peaks, co-created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, opened with a murder mystery when a beautiful homecoming queen, wrapped in plastic, washed up on a cold and rocky beach. Laura Palmer's character began as a plot device that triggered a small town to face its fractured self. But after three seasons and a film, Laura Palmer is no longer just a plot device. Instead of solely focusing on the murderer, like most traditional storytelling at the time, the audience gets to know the victim, a complex young woman who explores her sexuality and endures incredible abuse. Laura's Ghost: Women Speak About Twin Peaks is an examination of Laura Palmer's legacy on the 30th anniversary of Twin Peaks. Palmer's character was one of the few frank and horrific representations of sexual abuse victims which did not diminish the strength and complexity of the victim. Sheryl Lee, who played Laura Palmer, discusses the challenges of the role and how it has impacted herself as well as women she has met over the years, many of whom are survivors of sexual abuse. The role demanded Lee give all of her vulnerability as an actor to this role. This role is one she cannot escape, one with which she will forever be identified. It's a role that still haunts her today. For many women, this character represents them. Here was a woman who was not just a victim, but who was owning her sexuality as well—a woman coming into her own and discovering her sources of power. This book is a reckoning in which women from the show and community speak about grief, mischief, humor, sexuality, strength, weakness, wickedness, and survival.

The Sound of the Kiss, or The Story That Must Never Be Told

The Sound of the Kiss, or The Story That Must Never Be Told
A Book

by Pingali Suranna

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2002-11-21
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0231500963
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Composed in the mid-sixteenth century, The Sound of the Kiss, or The Story That Must Never Be Told, could be considered the first novel written in South Asia. Telugu, the language spoken in today's Andhra Pradesh region of southern India, has a classical literary tradition extending over a thousand years. Suranna's masterpiece comes from a period of intense creativity in Telugu, when great poets produced strikingly modern innovations. The novel explodes preconceived ideas about early South Indian literature: for example, that the characters lack interiority, that the language is formulaic, and that Telugu texts are mere translations of earlier Sanskrit works. Employing the poetic style known as campu, which mixes verse and prose, Pingali Suranna's work transcends our notions of traditional narrative. "I wanted to have the structure of a complex narrative no one had ever known," he said of his great novel, "with rich evocations of erotic love, and also descriptions of gods and temples that would be a joy to listen to." The Sound of the Kiss is both a gripping love story and a profound meditation on mind and language. Shulman and Rao include a thorough introduction that provides a broader understanding of, and appreciation for, the complexities and subtleties of this text.

The Wayward Girls

The Wayward Girls
A captivating ghost story by a modern Daphne du Maurier

by Amanda Mason

  • Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
  • Release : 2019-09-05
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1785767070
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The haunting began quietly. The girls heard it first . . . THEN 1976. Loo and her sister Bee live in a run-down cottage in the middle of nowhere, with their artistic parents and wild siblings. Their mother, Cathy, had hoped to escape to a simpler life; instead the family find themselves isolated and shunned by their neighbours. At the height of the stifling summer, unexplained noises and occurences in the house begin to disturb the family, until they intrude on every waking moment . . . NOW Loo, now Lucy, is called back to her childhood home. A group of strangers are looking to discover the truth about the house and the people who lived there. But is Lucy ready to confront what really happened all those years ago? 'A chilling debut' Daily Express 'Wonderfully creepy' I newspaper 'A near-perfect ghost story' The Guardian 'Holds a very unsettling power indeed' Heat magazine 'Eerie and atmospheric' Woman 'Brilliant . . . has all the makings of a spooky classic' My Weekly 'A chillingly claustrophobic read in which the secrets of the past seep into the present' Sunday Express 'Gripping, compelling and beautifully accomplished' Jess Kidd, author of Things in Jars 'Extraordinary. Amanda Mason is the master of suspense' Deborah O'Connor

I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse: Volume 10

I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse: Volume 10
A Book

by Namekojirushi

  • Publisher : J-Novel Club
  • Release : 2018-10-14
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1718300441
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rekka finds himself in another complicated situation when four new heroines need his help. Mio Kotozuka is a beloved pop star who’s had a very unusual encounter with a strange fan. Ellicia Otto, an orphan turned thief thanks to a peculiar power she has, is on the run from a powerful group of psychics after learning a dark secret. Zaia Gardendos Corona is an unlucky hero in need of some rescuing herself. And Lyun Sylpheed is a wind spirit who’s been driven from her home after a zombie-like epidemic sweeps the land. Rekka, meanwhile, is still just your average high school boy, but he’s going to have to figure out a way to save them all!

Report

Report
A Book

by Illinois Farmers' Institute

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1909
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beach Girls

Beach Girls
A Book

by Luanne Rice

  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2004-08-03
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 055390051X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Luanne Rice is a rarity among novelists today; she's a true storyteller. Her unique ability to weave together the bonds of love and family with the challenges and rewards of everyday life has garnered her eight consecutive top-ten New York Times bestselling paperbacks. With Beach Girls, Luanne Rice returns to the place that she was born to write about—the Connecticut shore—to tell a story about a family of women whose lives encompass three generations, their histories intertwined with that of the mystic coastal town that has forever bound them to one another. Beach Girls explores the complex and contradictory territories of love, family and friendship. Luanne Rice's sensuous prose and unforgettably rich and textured characters guide us toward a truth that lies within and sometimes beyond our dreams—an enduring strength that we all must embrace to find our way home and into the hearts of those we cherish most. Beach Girls is an enthralling novel of haunting beauty that will resonate long after the final page is turned.

Annual Report of the Illinois Farmers' Institute

Annual Report of the Illinois Farmers' Institute
A Book

by Illinois Farmers' Institute

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1909
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With reports of County farmers' institutes for the year ...

Annual Report

Annual Report
A Book

by Illinois Farmers' Institute

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1909
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With reports of County farmers' institutes for the year ...

The Girl and the Goddess

The Girl and the Goddess
A Book

by Nikita Gill

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2020-10-01
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1473569397
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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*BRITISH BOOK OF THE YEAR* EasternEye Picked as as one of STYLIST'S *BEST AUTUMN READS OF 2020* 'A much-needed escape into a lyrical world' Let her be a little less human, a little more divine Give her heart armour so it doesn't break as easily as mine One girl's wild journey of strength, beauty and growth as she discovers who she really is. Lyrical wonder, spiritual revelation and revolution meet with epic mythical landscapes in this deeply intimate coming-of-age story, one that teaches us all, no matter how small we feel, to become the masters of our own destiny. Meet Paro. A girl with a strong will, a full heart and much to learn. Born into a family reeling from the ruptures of Partition, follow her as she crosses the precarious lines between childhood, teenage discovery and realising her adult self. Nikita Gill's masterful poetry and beautiful illustrations conjure up jasmine-scented voices and smiles inhabited by ancestor's souls, rain dancing in a new city and the painful caverns in our hearts. We are taken on a journey of deity wisdom, fragmented family, and love lost and gained. We see power in belief, healing from trauma and hope after conflict. Undercurrents of the Trimurti - the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer - run deep, as Paro must confront fear, desire and the darkest parts of herself in the search for meaning and, ultimately, empowerment. Navigating different cultures, religions and identities, The Girl and the Goddess is a mesmerising poetic tale of where we come from, how we grow and how we become who we are. 'A moving, layered story' The Irish Times 'One of the best books of the year ... a spiritually enriching experience' EasternEye

Essays for Boys and Girls

Essays for Boys and Girls
A First Guide Toward the Study of the War

by Stephen Paget

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1915
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Heir Presumptive

The Heir Presumptive
A Book

by Mrs. Catherine MANNERS (afterwards STEPNEY (Catherine) Lady.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1835
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lost Girls

The Lost Girls
A dark and twisty supernatural thriller

by Sarah Painter

  • Publisher : Siskin Press Ltd
  • Release : 2019-01-20
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A girl with a morbid gift. A demon hunter on the run. A secret that could destroy them both Rose MacLeod has been losing time for as long as she can remember. Weeks disappear, leaving terrifying gaps in her memory. Waking nightmares of violence and death haunt her days. Young women are being killed and somehow Rose has a ringside seat. All she wants to do is focus on her studies, until a fatal encounter with a handsome stranger destroys any chance of a normal life. Mal Fergusson was raised to hunt demons in the cities and mountains of Scotland. With his father dead and his brother in a coma, he no longer believes in the grand battle between good and evil. Instead, he scrapes a living as an investigator and occasional hitman for the supernatural Mafia of Edinburgh. He tells himself that as long as he doesn’t kill humans, he isn't truly lost. Tensions are rising in Scotland’s capital and Mal is sent on a mission to capture Rose for his demonic boss – but is he really willing to harm an innocent? When he discovers that there is more to Rose than meets the eye, they must solve the puzzle of her impossible life before it's too late... or more girls will die. The Lost Girls is a dark and twisty supernatural thriller, perfect for fans of Ben Aaronovitch and Neil Gaiman. 'A thrilling tale that compelled me throughout. A perfect read for all of Sarah's fans old and new, but also for fans of Helen Slavin, Anna McKerrow, Neil Gaiman, Ben Aaronovitch and Laura Laakso.' LisaReadsBooks

The Dancing Girls

The Dancing Girls
An absolutely gripping crime thriller with nail-biting suspense

by M.M. Chouinard

  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release : 2019-05-15
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 178681823X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Wow, what a book!! I don’t think I drew a full breath for the entire time I was reading… I took it everywhere I went… I needed to read it at every opportunity!… Unbelievably twisty… I loved every word of it!” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jo pulled together the victims’ pictures. In all cases their arms were askew, in a way that looked like—what? It was like they were freeze-framed in the middle of some action. It was like they were dancing. When loving wife Jeanine is found dead in a small leafy town in Massachusetts, newly promoted Detective Jo Fournier is shocked to her core. Why leave her body posed like a ballerina? Why steal her wedding band and nothing else? Hungry for answers, Jo questions Jeanine’s husband, but the heartbreaking pain written on his face threatens to tear open Jo’s old wounds. It’s the same pain she felt when her boyfriend was cruelly shot dead by a gang in their hometown of New Orleans. She couldn’t get justice for him, but she’s determined to get justice for Jeanine’s devastated family. But before Jo can get answers, another woman is found, wedding ring stolen, body posed in the same ritualistic way. Digging through old files, Jo makes a terrifying link to a series of cold cases. She knows a serial killer is on the loose, but nobody will listen to the truth—not her bosses, nor the FBI. Still, Jo won’t let her superiors keep her from stopping the murderer in his tracks, even if it means the end of her career. Just as she is beginning to lose hope, she finds messages on the victims’ computers that feel like the crucial missing link. Knowing the killer is moments away from selecting his next target, will Jo be able to take him down the before another innocent life is lost? A USA Today bestseller, The Dancing Girls is the first book in an absolutely unputdownable and gripping crime thriller series. Fans of Robert Dugoni, Lisa Regan and Melinda Leigh will devour it in one sitting and will never see that OMG twist coming! Everyone is utterly addicted to The Dancing Girls: “Loved it, loved it, loved it!!… If I could give it 6 stars I would! In this current climate of ‘twists you will never see coming’—believe me… you will never see this coming!… Cannot wait for the next book!… Best book I have read.” NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow, Wow, Wow… Extremely addictive and left me wanting more. This book has everything… and a huge, unexpected twist you will not see coming. I can’t emphasize enough how much enjoyment I got from reading this… Well-deserved five stars—Wow.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Holy Freaking Hell when is the next book out?! From start to finish this book is just WOW!… Keeps you on the edge of your seat… Full of twists and turns… Talk about mind-blowing… Want to shout about it from the rooftops… I cannot recommend this book enough.” Baker’s Not So Secret Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow! Wow! Wow! The twists left my head spinning! Oh so smugly, I thought I had the ending figured out when—whammo!—twist came out of nowhere. ‘Did NOT see that coming’ is an understatement. Blindsided! Wow.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I was just blown away by its climax, wandering around going OMG… Found it totally gripping… impossible to put down.” Muse Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “An unpredictable rollercoaster ride with more twists and turns than you would find on a snakes and ladders board… I felt as though I had been punched in the gut and they left me breathless.” Ginger Book Geek ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hot Showers and Other Girls Camp Myths

Hot Showers and Other Girls Camp Myths
A Novel

by Diane Sebra

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995-11
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 9780910523295
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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