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The Girls' Book

Das außergewöhnliche Handbuch für neugierige Mädchen

Author: Michèle Lecreux,Célia Gallais,Clèmence de Roux Luze

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897777286


Page: 121

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The Girls


Author: Emma Cline

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446254048

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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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.

The Girls

A Novel

Author: Emma Cline

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812998618

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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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

The Girls

Author: Amy Goldman Koss

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101043240

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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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)

The Girls

Freundinnen. Unzertrennlich. Bis zu jener Nacht ...

Author: Rebecca Thornton

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364456891X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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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.

Those Girls – Was dich nicht tötet


Author: Chevy Stevens

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104036322

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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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.

The Girls

Author: Helen Yglesias

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453255818

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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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.

Mad About The Girls

Author: Francesca Clementis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405517034

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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All Lorna has ever wanted is a husband and four children. And now she has just that - except they are someone else's husband and someone else's children. But Robert Danson and his kids are practically hers. After all, Robert's wife had walked out on the family ten years earlier, and, having fallen for Robert, Lorna has been happy to step into the breach. So now Lorna has everything a real mother should have (aside from the stretch marks) and couldn't be happier, until Robert's real wife returns into their lives. She's beautiful, assured and looking for forgiveness. But is that all she wants? Lorna can't help but feel that this family isn't big enough for both of them . . .

Cameron and the Girls

Author: Edward Averett

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544084446

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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“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.

Let's Hear It for the Girls

375 Great Books for Readers 2-14

Author: Erica Bauermeister,Holly Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101161752

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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"Bravo! They've given adults and young girls a much-needed treasure map of heroines and 'she-roes'...It blazes an important path in the forest of children's literature."—Jim Trelease.

The Girl's Own Book

Author: Lydia Maria Child

Publisher: N.A


Category: Amusements

Page: 288

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The Girl's Own

Cultural Histories of the Anglo-American Girl, 1830-1915

Author: Claudia Nelson,Lynne Vallone

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820336955

Category: History

Page: 312

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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.

The Girls

Jewish Women of Brownsville, Brooklyn, 1940-1995

Author: Carole Bell Ford

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791443644

Category: History

Page: 217

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Tells the stories of the Jewish women who came of age in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in the 1940s and 1950s--the choices they made, and the boundaries within which they made them.

Pink and Blue

Telling the Boys from the Girls in America

Author: Jo Barraclough Paoletti

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025300117X

Category: Social Science

Page: 169

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Jo B. Paoletti's journey through the history of children's clothing began when she posed the question, "When did we start dressing girls in pink and boys in blue?" To uncover the answer, she looks at advertising, catalogs, dolls, baby books, mommy blogs and discussion forums, and other popular media to examine the surprising shifts in attitudes toward color as a mark of gender in American children's clothing. She chronicles the decline of the white dress for both boys and girls, the introduction of rompers in the early 20th century, the gendering of pink and blue, the resurgence of unisex fashions, and the origins of today's highly gender-specific baby and toddler clothing.

The Girls

Author: Lori Lansens

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405512946

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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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.

Selections from The Girl’s Own Paper, 1880-1907

Author: Terri Doughty

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551115283

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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The Girl’s Own Paper, founded in 1880, both shaped and reflected tensions between traditional domestic ideologies of the period and New Woman values in the context of the figure of the New Girl. These selections from the journal demonstrate the efforts of its publisher (the Religious Tract Society) to combat the negative moral influence of sensational popular literature while at the same time addressing the desires of its audience for exciting reading material and information about topics mothers could not or would not discuss. Selected fiction gives a rich sense of the conventions and the domestic ideology of the time; the nonfiction prose ranges from essays on conduct and household management to articles on new opportunities in education and work.

One for the Girls!

The Pleasures and Practices of Reading Women's Porn

Author: Clarissa Smith

Publisher: Intellect Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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"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

The Girls

Author: Kenni York

Publisher: Urban Renaissance

ISBN: 1622863372

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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True friends are hard to come by, and even when you find them, it can be an all-or-nothing situation. Jada battles with being the glue that holds her group together, and she finds herself continuously stuck in the middle of her four girlfriends' family and relationship drama. Together, the girls witness life and death, sticky situations, and the pros and cons of relationships. Their true dedication to their friendship is tried again and again, but there's only so much a chick can take. Once each girl has reached her boiling point, there's no telling who will get burned.

The Girls

The gripping Richard and Judy Book Club pick

Author: Lisa Jewell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473507898

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Dark secrets, a devastating mystery and the games people play: the gripping new novel from the bestselling author of The House We Grew Up In and The Third Wife. You live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses. You’ve known your neighbours for years and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really? Midsummer night: a thirteen-year-old girl is found unconscious in a dark corner of the garden square. What really happened to her? And who is responsible? Utterly believable characters, a gripping story and a dark secret buried at its core: this is Lisa Jewell at her heart-stopping best.

The Girls' Book

How to be the Best at Everything

Author: Juliana Foster

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545016290

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 119

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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.

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