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A Few Of The Girls

Author : Maeve Binchy
ISBN : 9781101947425
Genre : Fiction
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From Maeve Binchy’s earliest writings to the most recent, her work is filled with wisdom and common sense and also a sharp, often witty voice that is insightful and reaches out to her readers around the world and of all ages. Whether it is one of her best-selling novels or a short story, Maeve shows us that times may have changed, but people often remain the same: they fall in love, sometimes unsuitably; they have hopes and dreams; they have deep, long-standing friends whose secrets are shared; they go on holidays and celebrate new jobs . . . A Few of the Girls is a glorious collection of the very best of her short story writing, stories that were written over the decades—some published in magazines, others for friends as gifts, many for charity benefits. The stories are all filled with the signature warmth and humor that have always been an essential part of Maeve’s appeal. From the Hardcover edition.

The Girls From Ames

Author : Jeffrey Zaslow
ISBN : 9781101222980
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The instant New York Times bestseller, now in paperback: a moving tribute to female friendships, with the inspiring story of eleven girls and the ten women they became, from the coauthor of the million-copy bestseller The Last Lecture As children, they formed a special bond, growing up in the small town of Ames, Iowa. As young women, they moved to eighth different states, yet they managed to maintain an extraordinary friendship that would carry them through college and careers, marriage and motherhood, dating and divorce, the death of a child, and the mysterious death of the eleventh member of their group. Capturing their remarkable story, The Girls from Ames is a testament to the enduring, deep bonds of women as they experience life's challenges, and the power of friendship to overcome even the most daunting odds. The girls, now in their forties, have a lifetime of memories in common, some evocative of their generation and some that will resonate with any woman who has ever had a friend. The Girls from Ames demonstrates how close female relationships can shape every aspect of women's lives-their sense of themselves, their choice of men, their need for validation, their relationships with their mothers, their dreams for their daughters-and reveals how such friendships thrive, rewarding those who have committed to them. With both universal events and deeply personal moments, it's a book that every woman will relate to and be inspired by.

Homegirls In The Public Sphere

Author : Marie Miranda
ISBN : 9780292701922
Genre : Social Science
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Girls in gangs are usually treated as objects of public criticism and rejection. Seldom are they viewed as objects worthy of understanding and even more rarely are they allowed to be active subjects who craft their own public persona—which is what makes this work unique. In this book, Marie "Keta" Miranda presents the results of an ethnographic collaboration with Chicana gang members, in which they contest popular and academic representations of Chicana/o youth and also construct their own narratives of self identity through a documentary film, It's a Homie Thang! In telling the story of her research in the Fruitvale community of Oakland, California, Miranda honestly reveals how even a sympathetic ethnographer from the same ethnic group can objectify the subjects of her study. She recounts how her project evolved into a study of representation and its effects in the public sphere as the young women spoke out about how public images of their lives rarely come close to the reality. As Miranda describes how she listened to the gang members and collaborated in the production of their documentary, she sheds new light on the politics of representation and ethnography, on how inner city adolescent Chicanas present themselves to various publics, and on how Chicana gangs actually function.

Daughters Of The State

Author : Barbara M. Brenzel
ISBN : 0262521040
Genre : Social Science
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A rich and fascinating study of education, social reform, and women's history,Daughters of the State explores the lives of young girls who came to the State Industrial School forGirls in Lancaster, Massachusetts during its first fifty years.Brenzel skillfully integrates thecomplex lines of nineteenth-century social thought and policies formed around issues of work, sexroles, schooling, and sexuality that have carried through to this century. In the school'shandwritten case histories and legislative reports, she uncovers institutional mores and biasestoward the young and the poor and especially toward women. Brenzel also reveals the plight of theparents who were forced by their circumstances to condemn their children to such institutions in thehope of improving their futures.Barbara Brenzel is Assistant Professor of Education and DepartmentChair at Wellesley College. Daughters of the State is an MIT-Harvard joint Center for Urban StudiesBook.

You Can Take The Girl Out Of Chicago

Author : Dorothy Sinclair
ISBN : 9781475981148
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Often funny, sometimes poignant short stories recall the author’s experiences as a rebellious young girl from Chicago. Growing up in the upper middle-class neighborhood of South Shore, she perpetually feels like a misfit, yearning to get out. Only with her mother’s much younger sister, her “Aunt Flo,” does she feel a comfortable sense of belonging. These memoirs take her out of the midwest and into the worlds of theatre and literature on the East Coast while the recurring theme of her supportive, witty, opinionated, progressive aunt remains with her and runs throughout. Anyone with a sense of humor, who has ever longed to be in another place in another time, will appreciate Sinclair’s wit and vivid descriptions of the world as she knew it during the mid-decades of the twentieth century. “These hilarious, sensitive stories cut right to the bone. A terrific read.” —Adele Scheele, Ph.D, Career Coach, Author of Skills for Success

First Stop New York 1

Author : Tracey West
ISBN : 9781101652398
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Aly and AJ are off on a whirlwind concert tourm and their first stop is New York City! Before their big show, the sisters will be guest stars at the opening of Girls Rock Academy, a school for girls who love to rock. But when the school’s equipment disappears on the day of the opening, Aly and AJ are on the case. Can the girls solve the mystery of the missing guitars in time for the school’s opening?

Stories Of East London

Author : C. J. L.
Genre : Religion
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Contents. Chapter 1. Jute Hands Chapter 2. Blind Maria Chapter 3. Among The Match Girls Chapter 4. Match Box Makers Chapter 5. Fancy Boxes Chapter 6. Toy Makers Chapter 7. Working In The Dark Chapter 8. Working Girls Chapter 9. Brush Makers And Braille Makers Chapter 10. Among The Hop Pickers Chapter 11. Surgical Bandage Makers Chapter 12. A Rock-Bound Coast

Remember My Name In Sheboygan

Author : Glenn W. Martin
ISBN : 9780595227679
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the story of a town and a time, as seen through the eyes of a boy who was born and raised there and lived there until he became a man.It is my story, however, it is neither an autobiography nor a memoir, though it has elements of both, and much more. It not only tells stories of my life and experiences, but also describes many of the people I am related to and the activities and events that were shared with them as I was growing up.As you read the book you will laugh and may cry, and there may be things in it that will either move you or trouble you. By the time you are done reading, you may discover, as I did, that people and places do not change as much as we think they have, or wish that they would.Though I left Sheboygan behind many years ago, I have never forgotten the town and its people. And what happened to me there still influences my life and thinking, not just through memory, but because those experiences will always be a part of my being.

Sociology Of Sport And Social Theory

Author : Earl Smith
ISBN : 9780736075725
Genre : Social Science
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"Sociology of Sport and Social Theory" presents current research perspectives from major sport scholars and leading sociologists regarding issues germane to the sociology of sport while addressing traditional and contemporary sociological theories.

Understanding Rett Syndrome

Author : Barbro Lindberg
ISBN : 9781616763060
Genre : Psychology
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This unique book describes the difficulties and challenges of girls and women with Rett Syndrome, and proposes solutions that can help them in everyday life.

Vision In Silver

Author : Anne Bishop
ISBN : 9781101635117
Genre : Fiction
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Follow New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop to a “stunningly original”(Kirkus Reviews) world of magic and political unrest—where the only chance at peace requires a deadly price—in the third Novel of the Others. The Others freed the blood prophets to protect them from exploitation, but their actions had dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him. Meg knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict. For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the battle is threatening to break right on Meg and Simon’s doorstep...

Girl Making

Author : Geraldine Bloustien
ISBN : 1571814256
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"The resulting material challenges previous findings in those feminist and youth anthropological studies based on too narrow a concept of class, ethnicity or populist approaches to culture. Rejecting the still prevalent notion of resistance, this study reveals instead that the girls' activities are more about accommodation to the constraining givens of social life, stretching these to discover their possibilities while simultaneously working hard to remain within their parameters of safety and reassurance. In this conceptual framework popular music and other global cultural texts emerge to gain a new significance within their local settings."--BOOK JACKET.

Honesty From Within

Author : Zelda Bendinger
ISBN : 9781491832653
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Never in a million years would I have thought I would have lost a child, gotten divorced, or moved into my parent's home. And on top of it all, I lost my best friend of over fifteen years, who I believed was the love of my life. Being highly favored and blessed with God on my side, no situation, issue, or circumstance was impossible. Journey with me through my life of trials and tribulations, as things could've been worse.

The Girls From Winnetka

Author : Marcia Chellis
ISBN : 9781450227254
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Five women, who come of age in the Fifties, tell how and why their lives change decade after decade to the present. In the Fifties, as part of a group of high school friends, they are programmed to please, to be perfect, and to be virgins until marriage. The scripts for their lives are written. They will marry the June they graduate from college, have children, and live happily-ever-after on the North Shore of Chicago. Their parents do not urge them to prepare for a profession because they are expected to depend on a man for their identity and support. But “the girls” have other ideas. While many of their friends gladly follow traditional paths, these women adapt deeply ingrained standards to what is happening around them. They take flight from their predestined lives to lives of self-reliance and independence. And, along with the other women of their generation who hold similar visions, they leave a legacy of choices to the next generation of young women. After opening their hearts and revealing their secrets and life stories–which they describe as a powerful and rewarding experience–they encourage readers to journal about exceptional or significant moments in their lives.

Project Reset

Author : Richard Hasey
ISBN : 9781608442836
Genre : Fiction
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What if you could go back in time to change some things? What would you change? How would you change it? What if going back meant completely forgetting who you are and actually becoming your younger self, and all you could do is send yourself a message or two to help you? On top of that, it's a one-time, one-way trip, and you actually have to completely live your life all over again, with a 50% chance that the trip will make you go insane. Do you still want to try? This a story of a very different life than anyone has ever lived, because starting from age 6, Alan Hayes knows the future, or at least some of it, and he's going to try to change it as he lives his life again. But what will trying to change the future do to Alan and those he cares about? Richard Hasey was born and brought up in Bangor, Maine, where he graduated from Bangor High School. He has a BS from Norwich University, and a MBA from Babson College. After graduating from Norwich, Richard married his high school sweetheart, spent 6 years in the US Army, and earned a CPA License. Richard has written a number of technical papers over the years, and has only recently begun to write fiction. Currently, Richard is working as an independent contractor helping firms improve their compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the Enron Bill). Richard became a Christian when he was in college over 30 years ago, and the Lord has asked him to do many things that have challenged his faith, some of which have been alluded to in the stories he's written. Richard and his wife Jane live in Tewksbury, MA, and are still happily married after 33 years.

The Election

Author : Julia Anderson
ISBN : 9781466231986
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The Wawatossa elementary school election for class president is approaching fast. Cody has been class president for the past two years. Ms. Kelly's class has a new nomination this year Nina. Will these childhood friends remain friends or will this election tear Ms.Kelly's class apart?

Gift Of Love

ISBN : 9781491864081
Genre : Fiction
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Buzz is interested in Sharon and tells her to ask her mother what a separation means. It wasn’t until later when Sharon learns what a separation meant between two people (who had been married but were no longer living together), that Sharon accepted a second date. It was at that point that Sharon made up her mind to take a chance and she begins dating Buzz who definitely wants to date her.

Mum S The Word

Author : Eve Branson
ISBN : 9781477245811
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Eve Branson's life reads like a fast-paced adventure novel. A classically trained ballet dancer, she appeared in racy West End productions, disguised herself as a boy to take glider lessons, enlisted in the Women's Royal Navy Service, and then embarked on a series of harrowing adventures as a "Star Girl" air hostess on the ill-fated British South American Airways. Though marrying the dashing ex-Calvary officer, Edward "Ted" Branson, brought her down to earth to raise three children, Eve's quest for adventure never faltered. After running several businesses, traveling the world, and doing global charity work, Eve is preparing to launch the first commercial space travelers to the edge of space in a Virgin Galactic mother ship that bears her name. In this lively, absorbing memoir - part diary, part adventure story, part family history - Eve Branson's formidable energy propels the reader through an extraordinary life. Along the way, she divulges some of the unorthodox but effective trade secrets behind raising one of the world's most colorful entrepreneurs.

Grand Ambition A Novel

Author : Lisa Michaels
ISBN : 9780393344349
Genre : Fiction
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"An absorbing, affecting and beautifully written novel."—New York Times Book Review In Lisa Michaels's enthralling debut novel, she weaves the tale of two young newlyweds, Glen and Bessie Hyde, who set out in 1928 to run the rapids of the Grand Canyon. The pair hoped to set a record: Bessie would be the first woman to negotiate that treacherous stretch of the Colorado River. When they failed to appear at their destination on time, Glen's father mounted a desperate search to find them. Based on the few known facts of a true story, Grand Ambition contemplates our need for risk and danger, and treats with great complexity the power of youthful passion. Reading Group Guide included.

Chicken Soup For The Girl S Soul

Author : Jack Canfield
ISBN : 9781453276235
Genre : Self-Help
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From Barbies to your first bra, from holding your teddy bear to slowdancing with your first boyfriend, from knowing everyone in elementary school to trying to make new friends in middle school. . . . When dealing with these changes, it's no wonder preteen girls can freak out from time to time.

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