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City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls : Hardback : Riverhead Books : 9781594634734 : 1594634734 : 27 Dec 2019 : "[A] unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves--and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life--and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it."--

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Rebels: City of Indra

Rebels: City of Indra

Kendall and Kylie Jenner, stars on the hit reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, present their debut novela thrilling dystopian story about two super-powered girls who embark on a journey together.In a world of the far future, the great City of Indra has two faces: a beautiful paradise floating high in the sky, and a nightmare world of poverty carved beneath the surface of the Earth. Lex grew up in an orphanage deep in the dark. But even as a child, she instinctively rebelled against her fatethe time when she would be judged either useful to Society or forced to live among the mutations in Rock Bottom, the lowest level. When she is chosen to become an elite cadet of the Population Control Forces, only her fellow cadet Kane truly understands her longing for freedom. Unknown to her, one girl secretly shares her defiance. Livia Cosmo, the Orphan Airess, may live on a sky island surrounded by wealth and privilege, but she is just as restricted as Lex. Rigid discipline governs her every movement, as she learns the art of becoming a Proper Young Woman, the belle of the Emergence Ball, ready to be picked for cohabitation by the finest of the Proper Young Men. Her future is assured, until an intriguing encounter with a young man named Kane changes everything. For that is when Lexs and Livias destinies collide. Approached by an old enemy to help save Kane from mortal danger, Lex sacrifices her Special Ops career to find him in the Islands among the clouds. Her search, high above in the beautiful spires of the City of Indra, brings her instead to the airgirl Livia. Lex and Livia should have nothing in common, and yet they share a kindred yearning for escape from the strict rules that bind them...and a mystifying identical mark. Brought together by danger, they set out to find Kane, but what they discover is even stranger than either dreams.
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Rebel Girls

Rebel Girls

From anti-war walkouts to anarchist youth newspapers, rallies against educational privatization, and workshops on fair trade, teenage girls are active participants and leaders in a variety of social movements. Rebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas illuminates the experiences and perspectives of these uniquely positioned agents of social change. Jessica K. Taft introduces readers to a diverse and vibrant transnational community of teenage girl activists in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mexico City, Caracas, Buenos Aires, and Vancouver. Expansive in scope and full of rich details, Taft brings to life the voices of these inspiring activists who are engaged in innovative and effective organizing for global and local social justice, highlighting their important contributions to contemporary social movements and social theory.Rebel Girls explores how teenage girls construct activist identities, rejecting and redefining girlhood and claiming political authority for youth in the process. Taft examines the girl activists' social movement strategies and collective political practices, detailing their shared commitments to process-based political education, participatory democracy, and hopeful enthusiasm. Ultimately, Rebel Girls has substantial implications for social movements and youth organizations, arguing that adult social movements could learn a great deal from girl activists and making clear the importance of increased collaboration between young people and adults.

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890 kr.
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Country Girls

Country Girls

All three BBC radio dramatisations of Edna O'Brien's coming-of-age trilogy set in 1950s Ireland Now a much-loved modern classic, The Country Girls Trilogy was fiercely controversial when first published in the 1960s. Banned by the Irish censors and burned by the Church, the books nonetheless achieved widespread acclaim and international success, and launched Edna O'Brien's literary career. These three BBC radio adaptations follow the lives and loves of best friends Kate and Baba, two teenage girls growing up in repressive rural Ireland in the years before the sexual revolution. The Country Girls sees the duo leaving their small country village for convent school - but the bright lights of Dublin beckon, promising glamour, adventure and romance. In The Lonely Girl, dreamy Kate longs for love, while worldly-wise Baba makes the most of the opportunities the big city offers. Girls in Their Married Bliss finds the two friends living across the sea in London, where both have found husbands - but will marriage and motherhood bring happiness or heartbreak? Funny, moving and painfully honest, these evocative dramas are a passionate affirmation of female friendship and desire, and a vivid portrait of a country struggling to throw off the shackles of prudishness, misogyny and religious conservatism. Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Happy Valley) stars as Kate, with Aoibhinn McGinnity (Resistance, Nightflyers) as Baba.Edna O'Brien is the much acclaimed author of The Country Girls Trilogy. She recently won the David Cohen Prize for Literature for having 'broken down social and sexual barriers for women in Ireland and beyond and moved mountains both politically and lyrically through her writing'. Written by Edna O'Brien Dramatised by Lin Coghlan Produced and directed by Sally Avens and Jessica Dromgoole First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 26 August-6 September 2019 (The Country Girls), 14-25 October 2019 (The Lonely Girl), 9-13 December 2019 (Girls in Their Married Bliss)
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A Love Story for Bewildered Girls

A Love Story for Bewildered Girls

'An utterly gorgeous novel. It will forever hold my heart in its pages' Pandora Sykes, co-host of The High-Low podcastGrace loves a woman. Annie loves a man. Violet isn't quite sure. But you'll love them all...Grace has what one might call a 'full and interesting life' which is code for not married and has no kids. Her life is the envy of her straight friends, but all this time she has been waiting in secret for love to hit her so hard that she runs out of breath, like the way a wave in a rough sea bowls you over, slams you into the sand, and nearly drowns you.When Grace meets a beautiful woman at a party, she falls suddenly and desperately in love. At the same party, lawyer Annie meets the man of her dreams - the only man she's ever met whose table manners are up to her mother's standards. And across the city, Violet, who is afraid of almost everything, is making another discovery of her own: that for the first time in her life she's falling in love with a woman.A Love Story for Bewildered Girls is a moving and exquisitely funny novel about love, sex and heartbreak.'Exquisitely tender, beautifully written, funny and sad' Daisy Buchanan, author of How to Be a Grown-up 'Funny, honest, brilliant' Nina Stibbe, bestselling author of Love, Nina'I absolutely loved this book by Emma Morgan which follows 3 women's very different love lives... I inhaled it' Emma Gannon, Sunday Times best-selling author and host of the podcast Ctrl-Alt-Delete'Funny, touching, uplifting, thoroughly modern' Lauren Bravo, author of What Would the Spice Girls Do?'I was transfixed by this funny and moving story of three women navigating their way through the complexities of love, life and the search for personal fulfilment' Sarah Haywood, author of The Cactus, a Richard & Judy Book Club Pick 'A charming modern romance' Glamour 'Beautifully written, Morgan's novel is a seriously impressive debut' Stylist'Emma Morgan is an author to look out for' Julie Cohen, author of 'Louis & Louise'LONGLISTED ...
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Chocolate in the City

Chocolate in the City

In high school they called themselves Chocolate Girls...LASHELL (LASHES) JOHNSON - Model tall, African American woman; butterscotch complexion;has a short haircut with blonde highlights. She has long legs that drive men crazy. Loves her make-up, especially false eyelashes, (hence her nickname Lashes). Lashes lives in jeans and t-shirts on the weekends and favors a monochrome clothing palate. She is a fashion merchandiser and lives in a 2-bedroom apartment in a brownstone in Bushwick. She has a 2-year old daughter, Baby Imani; her rainbow baby. She is tall for her age, wears 2 big curly afro puffs, has a medium complexion and is so stinking cute, people stop Lashell to tell her how cute she is. Lashell is casually dating Michael Gibson and James Blakely; after meeting both of them at the same event. After so many of her looks are copied and friends tell her she could be a stylist, for fun she starts her blog, "Killer Lashes" but stumbles into being a fashion and lifestyle influencer. Eventually, she's at 36,000 plus Instagram followers. Stylists love her ideas; making her sought after by the fashion, lifestyle and entertainment industries.ZARILYN (ZARI) HUDSON - Average height, African American woman, milk chocolate complexion with black shoulder length hair; interned in high school at the NYC Transit Authority. When she got out of high school, she already had a full-time job there. That head start helped her work her way up to manager faster. Zari lives in a contemporary, 1-bedroom apartment in Atlantic Plaza high-rise. She is average height; Lashes and BeBe lovingly call her, "Ms. Perfect Size," because unlike them, she never needs to get her clothes hemmed or lengthened. She wears very little make-up, loves bright colors, lives in sweats when she can, and has a preference for teddy bear men. Now she's in the thick of things and is harboring a major secret from her two best friends. This is a problem she created for herself and she is suffering, because it's her...
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The July Girls

The July Girls

'EXTRAORDINARY. SHOCKING, YET SUBTLE, THE MENACE DRIPS OFF EVERY PAGE . . . AN ALMOST UNBEARABLY GOOD READ' Caz Frear, Sunday Times-bestselling author of SWEET LITTLE LIESEvery year, on the same night in July, a woman is taken from the streets of London; snatched by a killer who moves through the city like a ghost. Addie has a secret. On the morning of her tenth birthday, four bombs were detonated across the capital. That night her dad came home covered in blood. She thought he was hurt in the attacks - but then her sister Jessie found a missing woman's purse hidden in his room.Jessie says they mustn't tell. She says there's nothing to worry about. But when she takes a job looking after the woman's baby daughter, Addie starts to realise that her big sister doesn't always tell her the whole story. And that the secrets they're keeping may start costing lives . . .MORE PRAISE FOR THE JULY GIRLS:'I loved Phoebe Locke's last book, but this one is even better. Stunningly original with a protagonist you'll love' Jane Fallon, author of FAKING FRIENDS'A corker. Twisty and haunting' C. J. Tudor, author of THE CHALK MAN'Phoebe Locke has knocked it out of the park once again with THE JULY GIRLS. Atmospheric and beautifully written, it really is stunningly good' Cass Green, author of IN A COTTAGE IN A WOOD'Chilling, gripping and unputdownable, with a wonderful protagonist - a must-read this summer' Karen Hamilton, author of THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND'A stunningly original coming-of-age thriller . . . A triumph!' Emily Gunnis, author of THE GIRL IN THE LETTER
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D-Day Girls

D-Day Girls

NATIONAL BESTSELLER - The dramatic, untold history of the heroic women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory in World War II "Gripping. Spies, romance, Gestapo thugs, blown-up trains, courage, and treachery (lots of treachery)--and all of it true."--Erik Larson, author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was on the front lines. To "set Europe ablaze," in the words of Winston Churchill, the Special Operations Executive (SOE), whose spies were trained in everything from demolition to sharpshooting, was forced to do something unprecedented: recruit women. Thirty-nine answered the call, leaving their lives and families to become saboteurs in France. In D-Day Girls , Sarah Rose draws on recently de-classified files, diaries, and oral histories to tell the thrilling story of three of these remarkable women. There's Andr e Borrel, a scrappy and streetwise Parisian who blew up power lines with the Gestapo hot on her heels; Odette Sansom, an unhappily married suburban mother who saw the SOE as her ticket out of domestic life and into a meaningful adventure; and Lise de Baissac, a fiercely independent member of French colonial high society and the SOE's unflap-pable "queen." Together, they destroyed train lines, ambushed Nazis, plotted prison breaks, and gathered crucial intelligence--laying the groundwork for the D-Day invasion that proved to be the turning point in the war. Rigorously researched and written with razor-sharp wit, D-Day Girls is an inspiring story for our own moment of resistance: a reminder of what courage--and the energy of politically animated women--can accomplish when the stakes seem incalculably high. Praise for D-Day Girls "Rigorously researched . . . a] thriller in the form of a non-fiction book." -- Refinery29 "Equal parts espionage-romance thriller and historical narrative, D-Day Girls traces the lives and ...
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The July Girls

The July Girls

'STUNNINGLY GOOD . . . COMPLEX, TENDER AND TOTALLY GRIPPING' Sunday Mirror'INTENSELY ATMOSPHERIC AND CREEPY' Heat'EXTRAORDINARY. SHOCKING, YET SUBTLE, THE MENACE DRIPS OFF EVERY PAGE . . . AN ALMOST UNBEARABLY GOOD READ' Caz Frear, Sunday Times-bestselling author of SWEET LITTLE LIESEvery year, on the same night in July, a woman is taken from the streets of London; snatched by a killer who moves through the city like a ghost. Addie has a secret. On the morning of her tenth birthday, four bombs were detonated across the capital. That night her dad came home covered in blood. She thought he was hurt in the attacks - but then her sister Jessie found a missing woman's purse hidden in his room.Jessie says they mustn't tell. She says there's nothing to worry about. But when she takes a job looking after the woman's baby daughter, Addie starts to realise that her big sister doesn't always tell her the whole story. And that the secrets they're keeping may start costing lives . . .MORE PRAISE FOR THE JULY GIRLS:'The July Girls broke my heart, but it was also brilliant and thrilling and moving and absorbing' Laura Marshall, author of FRIEND REQUEST'I loved Phoebe Locke's last book, but this one is even better. Stunningly original with a protagonist you'll love' Jane Fallon, author of FAKING FRIENDS'A corker. Twisty and haunting' C. J. Tudor, author of THE CHALK MAN'Phoebe Locke has knocked it out of the park once again with THE JULY GIRLS. Atmospheric and beautifully written, it really is stunningly good' Cass Green, author of IN A COTTAGE IN A WOOD'Chilling, gripping and unputdownable, with a wonderful protagonist - a must-read this summer' Karen Hamilton, author of THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND'A stunningly original coming-of-age thriller . . . A triumph!' Emily Gunnis, author of THE GIRL IN THE LETTER
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2 Girls 1 Cup

2 Girls 1 Cup

Supermodel and super-writer Lin Xun exposes "2 girls 1 cup" Her phrase is shorthand for "Stalin and Hitler," and especially when those two hooked-up together. It is also shorthand for "Stalin and Mao" and their coupling too. There was a sick union shared by all 3 of the gangbangers: Stalin, Mao, and Hitler. They were joined by comrades in the USA. Their compatriots continue to cover up their depraved lifestyle today. Top historical discoveries of the century are revealed in this book, including: (1) Congress and the Flag Code confirm that the military salute was the origin of the Nazi salute. (2) The USA's Pledge of Allegiance inspired Nazi rituals. (3) Public schools spread Nazi behavior. (4) Swastikas represented crossed "S" letter shapes for "socialist" under Hitler. Top historical discoveries undisputed by the NEW YORK TIMES - The Washington Post - Los Angeles Times - San Francisco Chronicle - Tampa Bay Times - Chicago Tribune - Newsday - The New York Times Book Review - Tampa Tribune - Library Journal - Publishers Weekly - Saint Petersburg Times - People - Entertainment Weekly - Vogue - O: The Oprah Magazine (They are astounding discoveries by the historian Dr. Rex Curry. To an astronomer, this would be almost like finding water on Mars. To a physician, like discovering the cure to a disease). Plus, new death of Fidel Castro bonus at no extra charge The publisher's search continues for photographs and old film footage showing presidents, members of congress, and other officials on the federal, state, county, and city levels doing the Nazi salute to the U.S. flag. Please send any images or inquiries to the email address of the publisher mentioned in the book. A large quantity of such material is in the archives of the historian Dr. Rex Curry. Anyone who doubts that Hitler used the swastika to represent "S" letter shapes for "Socialism" is someone who believes Hitler was blind and that Hitler remained blind throughout the decades that Hitler used the symbol fo...
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The July Girls

The July Girls

'EXTRAORDINARY. SHOCKING, YET SUBTLE, THE MENACE DRIPS OFF EVERY PAGE . . . AN ALMOST UNBEARABLY GOOD READ' Caz Frear, Sunday Times-bestselling author of SWEET LITTLE LIESEvery year, on the same night in July, a woman is taken from the streets of London; snatched by a killer who moves through the city like a ghost. Addie has a secret. On the morning of her tenth birthday, four bombs were detonated across the capital. That night her dad came home covered in blood. She thought he was hurt in the attacks - but then her sister Jessie found a missing woman's purse hidden in his room.Jessie says they mustn't tell. She says there's nothing to worry about. But when she takes a job looking after the woman's baby daughter, Addie starts to realise that her big sister doesn't always tell her the whole story. And that the secrets they're keeping may start costing lives . . .MORE PRAISE FOR THE JULY GIRLS 'I loved Phoebe Locke's last book, but this one is even better. Stunningly original with a protagonist you'll love' Jane Fallon, Sunday Times-bestselling author of FAKING FRIENDS'Phoebe Locke has knocked it out of the park once again with THE JULY GIRLS. Atmospheric and beautifully written, it really is stunningly good' Cass Green, Sunday Times-bestselling author of IN A COTTAGE IN A WOOD'Chilling, gripping and unputdownable, with a wonderful protagonist - a must-read this summer' Karen Hamilton, Sunday Times-bestselling author of THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND
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The Century Girls

The Century Girls

Giving insight into life for women over the last hundred years like never before, The Century Girls is an eye-opening window into how the seismic political and social changes of the last century have fundamentally changed ordinary women’s lives. From the women’s suffrage movement and gaining the vote, to the aftermath of the Second World War, the Thatcher era and beyond, this is a unique social history delivered through the personal testimony of six ordinary women who saw the century unfurl. A celebration of the one-hundred years since British women got the vote, told, in their own voices, by six centenarians: Helena, Olive, Edna, Joyce, Ann and Phyllis - The Century Girls. In 2018, Britain celebrates the centenary of women getting the vote. During the intervening ten decades the lives of women in this country have been transformed beyond recognition. Told in their own voices, The Century Girls celebrates six centenarians who lived that change: what they saw, how they were treated, who they loved, what they did and where they are now. With stories that are intimately knitted into the history of these islands, The Century Girls is a time-travel adventure featuring some of society's oldest witnesses. In 1918 the Suffragettes famously blazed the trail for women, this book reveals what came next for girls growing up in twentieth century Great Britain, whether they resided in Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland; whether they were housewives, or in the workplace; from the city, the countryside, or coming to the British Isles from the one of the Commonwealth countries. The narrative travels through the experiences of some key figures who are now themselves well over a hundred years old: Joyce from Cambridge; Ann from Richmond; Edna from Wroughton; Olive from Archway, London; Phyllis from Edinburgh; and finally, Helena from Brecon. Through the prism of their own experiences and memories, it tells the human story of how women gradually began to build independent ...
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Love Story for Bewildered Girls

Love Story for Bewildered Girls

'An utterly gorgeous novel. It will forever hold my heart in its pages' Pandora Sykes, co-host of The High-Low podcastGrace loves a woman. Annie loves a man. Violet isn't quite sure. But you'll love them all...Grace has what one might call a 'full and interesting life' which is code for not married and has no kids. Her life is the envy of her straight friends, but all this time she has been waiting in secret for love to hit her so hard that she runs out of breath, like the way a wave in a rough sea bowls you over, slams you into the sand, and nearly drowns you.When Grace meets a beautiful woman at a party, she falls suddenly and desperately in love. At the same party, lawyer Annie meets the man of her dreams - the only man she's ever met whose table manners are up to her mother's standards. And across the city, Violet, who is afraid of almost everything, is making another discovery of her own: that for the first time in her life she's falling in love with a woman.A Love Story for Bewildered Girls is a moving and exquisitely funny novel about love, sex and heartbreak.'Exquisitely tender, beautifully written, funny and sad' Daisy Buchanan, author of How to Be a Grown-up 'Funny, honest, brilliant' Nina Stibbe, bestselling author of Love, Nina'I absolutely loved this book by Emma Morgan which follows 3 women's very different love lives... I inhaled it' Emma Gannon, Sunday Times best-selling author and host of the podcast Ctrl-Alt-Delete'Funny, touching, uplifting, thoroughly modern' Lauren Bravo, author of What Would the Spice Girls Do?'I was transfixed by this funny and moving story of three women navigating their way through the complexities of love, life and the search for personal fulfilment' Sarah Haywood, author of The Cactus, a Richard & Judy Book Club Pick'A charming modern romance' Glamour 'Beautifully written, Morgan's novel is a seriously impressive debut' Stylist'Emma Morgan is an author to look out for' Julie Cohen, author of 'Louis & Louise'
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85 kr.
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Growing Goats and Girls

Growing Goats and Girls

'a heartwarming tale of country living' - SUNDAY EXPRESS 'a charming memoir and a perfect choice for these unsettling times' - DEVON LIFE'a delightful and funny memoir of her family's crazy life in the English countryside. Perfect escapist reading for these locked-down times.' - SALMAN RUSHDIE 'A total joy... enchanting, hilarious and vivid... Beautifully written, richly informative...' - LIZ CALDER 'A gem ... A heart-warming memoir of moving to the glorious Cornish countryside and taking up farming is the perfect antidote to city life.' - NIKOLA SCOTT "A love letter to the British countryside...a wonderfully earthy story of fresh Cornish air...an adventure from start to finish." - TOWN & COUNTRY Ever dream of packing up and escaping to a simpler life on the land, just the Cornish landscape and a few cows and goats rising up to greet you each day? When Rosanne and her husband left city life for the Cornwall idyll they knew little of farming, the seasons and milking; but over time they found their way, rising to each new challenge and embracing all that the land gave them.Growing Goats and Girls lovingly and invitingly charts the rural, hardworking and joyfully haphazard lives of Rosanne and her husband as they escape London to live off the land. In their tumbled-down farmhouse in Cornwall, they learn to rear goats, chickens, cows, bees - and two children - get to grips with unruly machinery and cantankerous farmers, and chart the changing seasons in glorious countryside over thirty years. Heart-warming and uplifting in its celebration of the simple things, this earthy portrait of life on the land taps into our collective imagination. After all, who hasn't dreamed of new beginnings, escaping into nature and living more simply. Growing Goats and Girls reminds us to appreciate the fleeting, timeless moments of beauty, nature and the simple comforts of family life.
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Marilla of Green Gables

Marilla of Green Gables

A bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables . . . before Anne: A marvelously entertaining and moving historical novel, set in rural Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century, that imagines the young life of spinster Marilla Cuthbert, and the choices that will open her life to the possibility of heartbreakand unimaginable greatness.Plucky and ambitious, Marilla Cuthbert is thirteen years old when her world is turned upside down. Her beloved mother dies in childbirth, and Marilla suddenly must bear the responsibilities of a farm wife: cooking, sewing, keeping house, and overseeing the day-to-day life of Green Gables with her brother, Matthew and father, Hugh.In Avonleaa small, tight-knit farming town on a remote islandlife holds few options for farm girls. Her one connection to the wider world is Aunt Elizabeth 'Izzy' Johnson, her mothers sister, who managed to escape from Avonlea to the bustling city of St. Catharines. An opinionated spinster, Aunt Izzys talent as a seamstress has allowed her to build a thriving business and make her own way in the world.Emboldened by her aunt, Marilla dares to venture beyond the safety of Green Gables and discovers new friends and new opportunities. Joining the Ladies Aid Society, she raises funds for an orphanage run by the Sisters of Charity in nearby Nova Scotia that secretly serves as a way station for runaway slaves from America. Her budding romance with John Blythe, the charming son of a neighbor, offers her a possibility of future happinessMarilla is in no rush to trade one farm life for another. She soon finds herself caught up in the dangerous work of politics, and abolitionjeopardizing all she cherishes, including her bond with her dearest John Blythe. Now Marilla must face a reckoning between her dreams of making a difference in the wider world and the small-town reality of life at Green Gables.
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Signature of All Things

Signature of All Things

A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love,Big Magic,and City of Girls In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittakera poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry's brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits both her father's money and his mind), ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. As Alma's research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a man named Ambrose Pike who makes incomparable paintings of orchids and who draws her in the exact opposite directioninto the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical. Alma is a clear-minded scientist; Ambrose a utopian artistbut what unites this unlikely couple is a desperate need to understand the workings of this world and the mechanisms behind all life. Exquisitely researched and told at a galloping pace, The Signature of All Things soars across the globefrom London to Peru to Philadelphia to Tahiti to Amsterdam, and beyond. Along the way, the story is peopled with unforgettable characters: missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses, and the quite mad. But most memorable of all, it is the story of Alma Whittaker, whoborn in the Age of Enlightenment, but living well into the Industrial Revolutionbears witness to that extraordinary moment in human history when all the old assumptions about science, religion, commerce, and class were exploding into dangerous new ideas. Written in the bold, questing spirit of that singular time, Gilbert's wis...
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Teaching Kids Golf: A Baffled Parent's Guide

Teaching Kids Golf: A Baffled Parent's Guide

Golf today is enjoying unprecedented popularity - and its fastest-growing segment is younger players. This latest addition to the Baffled Parent's series will ride the crest of this wave and appeal to a new generation of parents for whom golf is more popular than snowboarding, mountaing biking, and major league soccer. Bernadette (Detty) Moore, a former advisor to the Irish women's and men's golf teams, a tenured physical education professor who teaches classes in children's movement, and a teaching professional at such prestigious golf schools as The Gilette LPGA Golf Schools and Peggy Kirk Bell's Golfari, has been teaching golf to youngsters and adults for more than 25 years. She will bring endorsements from top touring professionals. "Teaching Kids Golf" provides the drills, advice and confidence a non-golfing parent needs to introduce his or her 6 to 12-year-old child to the sport. Using the proven Baffled Parent style that has elicited praise from coaches and parents alike, Moore provides the fundamentals a new instructor needs to motivate and encourage boys and girls of varying skills and dispositions.The book provides a clear introduction to the game's basic rules and etiquette and how to play safely, then teaches the principles of everything from proper grips and swinging techniques to driving, putting, bunker play, pitching and chipping. Moore also provides tips on working with club professionals, practice methods, managing time on the course, dealing with other parents, matching drills to the young golfer's skills, and teaching kids to enjoy the experience. As with other Baffled Parent's Guides, the underlying theme should encourage children to enjoy golf. Moore, who founded a golf programme for inner city children in Beaumont, Texas, has developed a number of methods to eliminate the frustration inherent in learning golf's many subtleties (she uses soccer balls and basketballs to teach swing techniques; she illustrates proper club face positioning with...
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