Author: Emma Cline
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
Kalifornien, 1969. Evie Boyd ist vierzehn und möchte unbedingt gesehen werden – aber weder die frisch geschiedenen Eltern noch ihre einzige Freundin beachten sie. Doch dann, an einem der endlosen Sommertage, begegnet sie ihnen: den „Girls“. Das Haar, lang und unfrisiert. Die ausgefransten Kleider. Ihr lautes, freies Lachen. Unter ihnen ist auch die ältere Suzanne, der Evie verfällt. Mit ihnen zieht sie zu Russell, einem Typ wie Charles Manson, dessen Ranch tief in den Hügeln liegt. Gerüchte von Sex, wilden Partys, Einzelne, die plötzlich ausreißen. Evie gibt sich der Vision grenzenloser Liebe hin und merkt nicht, wie der Moment naht, der ihr Leben mit Gewalt für immer zerstören könnte.
Author: Emma Cline
Publisher: Random House
THE INSTANT BESTSELLER • An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • The Guardian • Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Financial Times • Esquire • Newsweek • Vogue • Glamour • People • The Huffington Post • Elle • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out • BookPage • Publishers Weekly • Slate Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence. Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award • Shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • The New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • Emma Cline—One of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists Praise for The Girls “Emma Cline has an unparalleled eye for the intricacies of girlhood, turning the stuff of myth into something altogether more intimate.”—Lena Dunham “Spellbinding . . . a seductive and arresting coming-of-age story.”—The New York Times Book Review “Extraordinary . . . Debut novels like this are rare, indeed.”—The Washington Post “Hypnotic.”—The Wall Street Journal “Gorgeous.”—Los Angeles Times “Savage.”—The Guardian “Astonishing.”—The Boston Globe “Superbly written.”—James Wood, The New Yorker “Intensely consuming.”—Richard Ford “A spectacular achievement.”—Lucy Atkins, The Times “Thrilling.”—Jennifer Egan “Compelling and startling.”—The Economist “Elegant and nostalgic.”—Julie Beck, The Atlantic “Masterful . . . In the cult dynamic, Cline has seen something universal—emotions, appetites, and regular human needs warped way out of proportion—and in her novel she’s converted a quintessentially ’60s story into something timeless.”—Christian Lorentzen, New York
Author: Amy Goldman Koss
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The girls: Maya, Brianna, Darcy, Renee?and popular, fascinating, dangerous Candace. Five friends ruled by one ringleader who plays games to test their loyalty?and then decides who's in the group and who's out. Each of the girls has her say in this fast-paces and absolute believable novel set in the war zone of middle school cliques. The author of the highly appraised The Ashwater Experience, Amy Koss has once again crafted a "truly original piece of fiction brimming with humor and insight. " (Starred Horn Book Review for The Ashwater Experience)
Freundinnen. Unzertrennlich. Bis zu jener Nacht ...
Author: Rebecca Thornton
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Sie teilen alles. Aber auch den Schmerz? Josephine und Freya sind beste Freundinnen. Gemeinsam besuchen sie ein englisches Eliteinternat, sind süchtig nach Leben und Erfolg. Von den anderen werden sie beneidet - alle wären gerne so wie sie. Doch die beiden sind unzertrennlich, für eine Dritte im Bunde ist kein Platz. Bis eine verhängnisvolle Nacht alles verändert. 18 Jahre später: Josephine ist Ausgrabungsleiterin, in der ganzen Welt unterwegs und eigentlich auf der Flucht: vor sich selbst, dem Leben, vor Beziehungen. Und vor allem vor den Erinnerungen an das, was damals geschah. Nach Jahren ohne jeden Kontakt meldet sich plötzlich Freya bei ihr. Sie besteht auf ein Treffen. Und sie macht unmissverständlich klar, dass es Zeit ist, das Schweigen zu brechen.
Author: Jane Bell
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Based on a true story of a 41 year old cold murder case of 2 girls found dead in a ice-cream parlor in rural Virginia.
Author: Chevy Stevens
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Schau durch die Augen dieser drei Schwestern, die in die Fänge von Psychopathen geraten, und du lernst, was Angst ist. Der neue Thriller der kanadischen Bestseller-Autorin Chevy Stevens: eine Story von Überleben und Rache – hart, eindringlich, unglaublich fesselnd. Die Schwestern Jess, Courtney und Dani sind 14, 16 und 17 und leben auf einer rauen Farm in Kanada. Als ein Streit mit ihrem gewalttätigen Vater aus dem Ruder läuft, müssen sie fliehen. Doch ihr Pick-up bleibt in einem abgelegenen Dorf liegen, und bald finden sie sich in einem noch furchtbareren Albtraum wieder – wird er jemals enden? Ein Thriller, der unter die Haut geht – Chevy Stevens schreibt intensiv und mitreißend über Verzweiflung und Loyalität, über das Grauen und seine Opfer, über das Böse und die Stärke von Frauen.
Author: Helen Yglesias
Publisher: Open Road Media
Meet the four Witkovsky sisters in this “fierce, hopeful” novel about growing old, “lightened by a wicked sense of humor” (Newsday). A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year Eighty-year-old Jenny—the baby of the family—has flown down to Miami, Florida—that gaudy, pastel-hued haven of the elderly—to look after her two oldest sisters: Eva, still going strong at ninety-five, and Naomi, ninety, who is riddled with cancer but retains her tart tongue and her jet-black head of hair. Then there’s Flora, an energetic eighty-five, who spends her time dating and making the rounds of the retirement homes with her standup routine. Their parents are long gone, their three brothers more recently so, but the sisters remain a family—with all the arguments and rivalries that entails. In a novel the Los Angeles Times hails as “quietly affecting,” Jenny, Eva, Naomi, and Flora wrestle with aches and pains, wheelchairs and walkers, as well as the questions we all face about independence, loss, and what really matters in the long run. A former literary editor for the Nation and a New Yorker contributor, Helen Yglesias conjures the unquenchable humor and immense courage of four very different women, and moves us to laughter and tears, in a story Publishers Weekly deems for “anyone who is watching people they love grow old”—or contemplating the experience.
Author: Edward Hammond Clarke
Category: Sex instruction
Perhaps the most widely read of all of the literature arguing that higher education was dangerous to women's health. Feminist's rebuttal of this argument often focused on this particular book.
How to be the Best at Everything
Author: Juliana Foster
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A practical and humorous guide provides instructions and tips for everyday life, covering such topics as how to pose for a picture, explain tardiness, deal with bullies, save the planet, walk a dog, and cope when zombies attack.
Author: Herbert Ernest Bates
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Tells the stories of an uninvited guest, a painful summer, childhood friends, a dangerous secret from the past, and an old sailor
Real Stories by Real Girls About Real Stuff
Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
Author: Lori Lansens
Publisher: Hachette UK
I have never looked into my sister's eyes. I have never bathed alone. I have never stood in the grass at night and raised my arms to a beguiling moon. I've never used an aeroplane bathroom. Or worn a hat. Or been kissed like that... So many things I've never done, but oh, how I've been loved. And, if such things were to be, I'd live a thousand times as me, to be loved so exponentially' In twenty-nine years, Rose Darlen has never spent a moment apart from her twin sister, Ruby. She has never gone for a solitary walk or had a private conversation. Yet, in all that time, she has never once looked into Ruby's eyes. Joined at the head, 'The Girls' (as they are known in their small town) attempt to lead a normal life, but can't help being extraordinary. Now almost thirty, Rose and Ruby are on the verge of becoming the oldest living craniopagus twins in history, but they are remarkable for a lot more than their unusual sisterly bond.
Cultural Histories of the Anglo-American Girl, 1830-1915
Author: Claudia Nelson,Lynne Vallone
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
The eleven contributors to The Girl's Own explore British and American Victorian representations of the adolescent girl by drawing on such contemporary sources as conduct books, housekeeping manuals, periodicals, biographies, photographs, paintings, and educational treatises. The institutions, practices, and literatures discussed reveal the ways in which the Girl expressed her independence, as well as the ways in which she was presented and controlled. As the contributors note, nineteenth-century visions of girlhood were extremely ambiguous. The adolescent girl was a fascinating and troubling figure to Victorian commentators, especially in debates surrounding female sexuality and behavior. The Girl's Own combines literary and cultural history in its discussion of both British and American texts and practices. Among the topics addressed are the nineteenth-century attempt to link morality and diet; the making of heroines in biographies for girls; Lewis Carroll's and John Millais's iconographies of girlhood in, respectively, their photographs and paintings; genre fiction for and by girls; and the effort to reincorporate teenage unwed mothers into the domestic life of Victorian America.
Author: Edward Averett
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Young Adult Fiction
“Mad crashes into happy and sad bounces off of guilty until they all live in a big smoky heap in my mind.” Fourteen-year-old Cameron Galloway of Lexington, Washington, understands that he has schizophreniform disorder and needs to take pills to quiet the voices in his head. But he likes the voices, especially the gentle, encouraging voice of The Girl. Conflicted, he turns to his friend Nina Savage, who is clinically depressed and can relate to his horror of the numbing effects of medication. They make a pact to ditch the pills. At first they feel triumphant, but soon Cameron’s untreated mind goes haywire—to disastrous effect.
How to be the Best Friend Ever
Author: Gemma Reece,Katy Jackson,Sally Pilkington
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A latest entry in the series that includes The Girls' Book of Excellence counsels girls on the secrets of positive friendships, sharing tips on a wide range of topics from making new acquaintances and resolving arguments to helping those in need and making friendship bracelets.
The Pleasures and Practices of Reading Women's Porn
Author: Clarissa Smith
Publisher: Intellect Books
Category: Social Science
"Against the claims of the increasing sexualization of culture, one truism is constantly rehearsed - that women have little taste for pornography. One for the Girls! offers a new basis for understanding women's pleasures in sexually explicit materials, focusing on the production and consumption of For Women magazine. This book argues that theories of harm and women's subordination have deflected attention away from the lived experiences and practices of pornography. By focusing on an individual publication, this book illuminates the ways in which pornography is a social product and subject to a range of institutional practices which influence its styles and presentations. The investigation is complemented by a study of For Women readers, offering a multi-dimensional understanding of their relationships with this soft-core magazine."--BOOK JACKET