The Girl Who Came Home to Cornwall

The Girl Who Came Home to Cornwall
Author: Emma Burstall
Publsiher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN: 1786698862
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Came Home to Cornwall Book Excerpt:

Escape to the Cornish coast with a new heartwarming Tremarnock novel, perfect for fans of Jill Mansell and Philippa Ashley. The Cornish fishing village of Tremarnock seems to have it all. Charming houses cluster round the harbour where fishermen unload their catch each day. There is a pub, a corner shop and a brilliant restaurant. Everyone knows everyone else and mostly they look out for each other. But throw a stranger – a beautiful stranger – into the mix and all bets are off. Vivacious Chabela Penhallow is on holiday from Mexico to find out more about her Cornish roots, but rumours soon start to fly. Why has she really come? What is she running from? Is there more to her than meets the eye? The Girl Who Came Home to Cornwall is an engaging story of love, betrayal, despair, happiness and hope. Suddenly a peaceful seaside village is in turmoil and nothing will ever be quite the same again. 'A charming, warm-hearted read ... Pure escapism' ALICE PETERSON. 'The literary equivalent of a gin and tonic on a hot summer's day ... A delicious, delightful and decadent tale' BOOKISH JOTTINGS.

The Girl Who Came Back

The Girl Who Came Back
Author: Susan Lewis
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN: 0345549589
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Came Back Book Excerpt:

For readers of Diane Chamberlain and Heather Gudenkauf comes a gripping novel of suspense about a mother determined to avenge her daughter’s murder—no matter the cost to her husband, to her family, and to herself. When Jules Bright hears a knock on the door, the last person she expects to find is a detective bringing her the news she’s feared for the last three years. Amelia Quentin is being released from prison. Jules’s life now is very different from the one she knew before Amelia shattered it completely. Knowing the girl is coming back, Jules must decide what to do. Friends and family gather around, fearing for Jules’s safety. They know that justice was never served; each of them wants to make the Quentin girl pay. The question is: What will Jules do? And which of them—she or Amelia—has the most to fear? Praise for The Girl Who Came Back “This is an emotionally charged story of justice, revenge and finding peace after a tragedy.”—The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Praise for Susan Lewis “Powerful.”—Fresh Fiction, on No Place to Hide “A real page-turner.”—Kirkus Reviews, on Too Close to Home “Emotionally charged.”—RT Book Reviews, on Behind Closed Doors

The Girl Who Never Came Home

The Girl Who Never Came Home
Author: Nicole Trope
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2020-11-04
ISBN: 1838889701
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Never Came Home Book Excerpt:

‘I loved, loved, loved this so much!!!!!’ Blue Moon Blogger, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Stunning! Impossible to put down!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh my!… Just Wow!’ Red Headed Book Lady, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘UNPUTDOWNABLE.’ Book Reviews by Shalini, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ They find her just as the sun is beginning to rise in the early morning mist. They had begun at dawn, the group of searchers keen to get going. A missing child spurred everyone on. In the end, it was a flash of colour, a bright neon pink that caught her eye. They had been looking for pink. Nothing tests your faith like being a mother. The first time your children walk to school alone, their first sleepover, when they finally fly the nest. As a parent, you have to believe that everything will be OK. It’s why, when Lydia’s sixteen-year-old daughter Zoe goes on a school camping trip, she has no idea of the horrors that will unfold. It’s why, when Lydia gets a call saying that her daughter has disappeared, she refuses to give up. As she searches the mountains, her voice hoarse from calling Zoe’s name, she imagines finding her. She envisions being flooded with relief as she throws her arms around her child, saying, ‘you gave us such a scare’. She pictures her precious girl safely tucked in bed that evening. It’s why, when they find Zoe’s body, Lydia can barely believe it. It is unthinkable. Her little girl has gone. Something terrible happened, she is sure of it. Something made Zoe get out of her sleeping bag in the middle of the night, walk out of the warmth and safety of the cabin, into the darkness of the mountains. Driven by the memory of her youngest child, Lydia needs to find out the truth. What kind of mother would she be if she didn’t? A heartbreaking, redemptive and beautifully crafted novel which brings to life a mother’s worst nightmare, questioning how well we ever really know the people we love the most. Fans of Jodi Picoult, Kerry Fisher and Liane Moriarty will be blown away by this stirring, unforgettable tale. Readers absolutely love The Girl Who Never Come Home: ‘Just like wow! So powerful and sad! I have never read a story quite like this one… I am truly blown away… Lots of twists and turns that I never saw coming… So very emotional that I had to have a box of tissues by my side. I stayed up until 5am so that I could finish this book.’ Red Headed Book Lady, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow, what a heartbreaking book… A real page-turner.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Brilliant… UNPUTDOWNABLE… So powerful that I had to take a few breaths to calm my heart down… A heart-wrenching tale… to read in one go. How could I stop myself? Like the mother Lydia, I needed to know what happened to Zoé. I had to take a few minutes hugging myself before I could write this review… Left me awed. And the emotions… Oh the feelings, they left me overwhelmed. My heart just overflowed.’ Book Reviews by Shalini, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I’ve read many of Nicole Trope’s books and this one was by far the best. I’m telling you this woman does not disappoint… I’m a big fan of Nicole Trope and all her books. I don’t eat or sleep until it is finished. This one was no exception. I couldn’t put this down for the life of me. I had to find out what happened to poor Zoe and why. I can’t say enough good things… Definitely going to be in my top reads of the year.’ Blue Moon Blogger, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Will shock you to your very core! 5+ stars! Another stunning MUST-READ from the mastermind… Masterpiece! It is an emotionally charged, thrilling, and suspenseful rollercoaster read that is impossible to put down!… An unforgettable, mind-blowing experience! Keep the tissues nearby, but every tear shed will be well worth it!… Will fill you with a ferocious and intense need to hug your loved ones and never let go!.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Her heartbreak is shattering. I have lost a son and I can honestly say that the writer hits the emotions perfectly.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Shockingly good!… You just don’t know when it is going to hit you.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Make sure to clear some time in your schedule when you start this. I had to read it all at once.’ Book Worm Down Under, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Breathtaking. Your worst nightmare come to life and I could not put it down… Full of suspense and begged to be read in one sitting. You cannot put this down until you read the final chapter.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Girl Who Came From Rags

The Girl Who Came From Rags
Author: Gracie Hart
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-09-19
ISBN: 1473554837
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Came From Rags Book Excerpt:

From rags to riches? Eliza Wild has come a long way from her hungry childhood days in a rented miner's cottage on Pit Lane on the outskirts of Leeds. Her sewing skills have enabled her to go into business with a wealthy patron and to give her young niece, Victoria, a better life than she and her sister, Mary-Anne, ever dreamed of. There's also Eliza's sweetheart, Tom, who is determined to marry her but having worked so hard to get to where she is, will Eliza take a chance on love when it means she might lose everything she has ever worked for?

The Girl Who Came Through Vickery Gate

The Girl Who Came Through Vickery Gate
Author: James A. Plessinger,Diane F. Colby
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-01-23
ISBN: 1524533696
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Came Through Vickery Gate Book Excerpt:

The Girl Who Came through Vickery Gate is a true story of a rare romance that travels through a couples love and incredible life beginning from the first moment Dottie Williamson enters the gate at Kings Point Academy and meets Jim Plessinger until her last breath, when she passes through another gate. Jim and Dottie were soul mates and were happily married for almost sixty-one years. Dottie comes to the United States Merchant Marine Academy in New York to meet Jim on a blind date put in motion by a chance meeting of their fathers and attend the Saturday activities consisting of a football game, tea, and dance on October 30, 1948. When Dottie walks through Vickery Gate, Jim is done for. She saw me there, so she came up and put her right hand up and said, Im Dottie. I put my hand out and I held her hand. I looked in her eyes and said to myself, I will never, ever let go of this hand in this world and the next. I was absolutely smitten, just blown away. So much so that on that first date, the skinny young man summoned the nerve to give Dottie a lingering kiss, profess his love, and propose marriage during the last dance. Stunned, she ran. I didnt know where I was, Jim said, spending the next few days in a heartbroken stupor. I had poured out my heart. But then there came a letter from Mount Ida College, where Dottie was studying, to say that she had a wonderful time and would very much like to see him. The poor Jim met Dotties wealthy family and was surprised when she happily drove to his familys flat to meet his parents. Dating right up until Jims graduation from Kings Point, they married nine days after on December 22, 1951. This relationship survives Jim spending a year at sea; becoming a Naval Officer; unemployment; moving; the loss of their first child, Susan; having two other daughters Diane and Sally; and becoming a lawyer at almost forty years old in Connecticut and later on in California. Dottie, who never failed to get a job within an hour, managed to be a doting mother, charming hostess, and eventually a real estate agent. Then that shattering day comes. Dottie dies in Jims arms, leaving this world here on earth from complications of Alzheimers disease.

The Girl Who Came Home

The Girl Who Came Home
Author: Hazel Gaynor
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2022-04-04
ISBN: 0008550840
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Came Home Book Excerpt:

‘A beautifully imagined novel rich in historical detail . . . Hazel Gaynor is an exciting new voice in historical fiction’ KATE KERRIGAN

The Girl Who Came to Stay

The Girl Who Came to Stay
Author: Ray Connolly
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-09-28
ISBN: 1448205689
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Came to Stay Book Excerpt:

This is Ray Connolly's first novel, about a show business columnist into whose life a young nurse appears, creating "a tension which douses the dazzle of club-life, film stars, fashion models and glittering parties" that the columnist had been enjoying.

Debi Chaudhurani or The Wife Who Came Home

Debi Chaudhurani  or The Wife Who Came Home
Author: Julius J Lipner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2009-10-02
ISBN: 0190452773
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Debi Chaudhurani or The Wife Who Came Home Book Excerpt:

This is the second in a trilogy of works by the famed Bengali novelist Bankimcandra Chatterji (1838-1894), and the second to be translated by Julius Lipner. The first, Anandamath, or The Sacred Brotherhood was published by OUP in 2005. Bankim Chatterji was perhaps the foremost novelist and intellectual mediating western ideas to India in the latter half of the 19th century. Debi Chaudhurani is a didactic work that champions a particular interpretation of Hindu dharma and wifely duties reflective of the late 19th-century Calcutta context in which it was written. But the story is also compelling. Written in a conversational style, it features surprising plot twists and ideas that are, even today, revolutionary in their daring. Most notably, Bankim makes a woman the embodiment of Lord Krishna's salvific message, as originally enunciated in the Bhagavad Gita. The protagonist, Debi, is a complex figure who is a rejected wife, becomes a bandit queen, represents a goddess figure, and symbolizes the land of India. There is a creative tension between her strength as a leader and her correct role, from the perspective of the author, as a domestic wife. Bankim also focuses on caste and what it means to be a genuine Brahmin, who is transformed by the author into a man who executes responsibilities instead of demanding privileges. Within the context of the teachings of the Gita, the author shares his vision of social activism to improve India. Lipner's idiomatic translation is enhanced by his detailed commentary on the original Bengali text and by a readable introduction that sets the novel and its ideas in context.

Liaozhai Strange Tales from a Chinese Lonely Studio Complete Translation

   Liaozhai                  Strange Tales from a Chinese Lonely Studio  Complete Translation
Author: Pu Songlin
Publsiher: DeepLogic
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liaozhai Strange Tales from a Chinese Lonely Studio Complete Translation Book Excerpt:

Liaozhai Zhiyi (Liaozhai; Chinese: 聊齋, or 聊齋誌異), called in English Strange Tales from a Chinese Lonely Studio is a collection of Classical Chinese stories by Pu Songling comprising close to five hundred "marvel tales" in the zhiguai and chuanqi styles which serve to implicitly criticise societal issues then. Dating back to the Qing dynasty, its earliest publication date is given as 1740. Since then, many of the critically lauded stories have been adapted for other media such as film and television. The main characters of this book apparently are ghosts, foxes, immortals and demons, but the author focused on the everyday life of commoners. He used the supernatural and the unexplainable to illustrate his ideas of society and government. He criticized the corruption and injustice in society and sympathized with the poor. The book is complete translation of all volumes (Vol. 1 to 12) of Liaozhai.

Beautiful Girl

Beautiful Girl
Author: Fleur Philips
Publsiher: SparkPress
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2015-06-09
ISBN: 1940716462
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Girl Book Excerpt:

Seventeen-year-old Melanie Kennicut is beautiful. Her entire life revolves around this beauty because her overly controlling mother has been dragging her to casting calls and auditions since she was four years old. According to Joanne Kennicut, Melanie was born to follow in her footsteps. But Melanie never wanted this life. When a freak car accident leaves her with facial lacerations that will require plastic surgery, she can't help but wonder if this is the answer to her prayers. For the first time in her life, she has a chance to live like a normal teenager‹at least for a little while‹away from the photo shoots and movie sets that have dominated her entire existence. But after Melanie allows her best friend to come to the house to see her, Joanne decides to hide her daughter in Montana for the remainder of the summer. There, Melanie won't be seen by anyone they know, and her face will heal in time for the scheduled surgery in late August. Joanne’s plan backfires, however, when Melanie meets Sam, a Native American boy hired by the home's owner to tend to the property. Sam is nothing like the Hollywood boys Melanie knows‹he1s poor, his father's a drunk who possesses a bizarre gift inherited from a Kootenai Shaman, and his only brother disappeared into the mountains after the death of their mother eight years before. What transpires over a mere 36 hours after Sam and Melanie meet changes both of their lives in ways they never thought possible. USA Best Book Awards: Fiction: Young Adult, Finalist

Secrets Girls Keep

Secrets Girls Keep
Author: Carrie Silver-Stock
Publsiher: Health Communications, Inc.
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2009-11-02
ISBN: 0757313698
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets Girls Keep Book Excerpt:

Do You Know Someone with a Secret? This book is for every girl with a secret, which pretty much means every one. Our secrets help us, hurt us, and sometimes even haunt us beyond high school. Secrets like: I hate the way I look. My boyfriend yells at me. I'm cheating my way through chemistry. I lost my virginity and regret it. I sent a text message about my friend that wasn't true. I went to a party and didn't tell my parents. My mom drinks too much. By revealing the personal stories, struggles, and secrets of other teen girls, Carrie Silver-Stock shows how to deal with everyday stresses by being self-reliant, not silent, and how to get real about what matters. With tips and advice for teens and by teens, you'll learn how to: • Navigate the ups and downs of dating • Make and keep good friends • Deal with school (the social scene and grades) • Handle family drama • Survive the cyber scene • And more . . . Thousands of girls are joining the movement to share their secrets, ideas, and stories. What are you waiting for? Visit www.girlswithdreams.com.

The Powder Box Secrets

The Powder Box Secrets
Author: Carrie Silver-Stock
Publsiher: The Powder Box Secrets
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0979778905
Category: Self-esteem in adolescence
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Powder Box Secrets Book Excerpt:

A teen girl's guide with advice from teens to help girls with their toughtest problems and find success.

The Hundred Year House

The Hundred Year House
Author: Rebecca Makkai
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-07-10
ISBN: 0698163540
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hundred Year House Book Excerpt:

The acclaimed author of The Borrower returns with a dazzlingly original, mordantly witty novel about the secrets of an old-money family and their turn-of-the-century estate, Laurelfield. “Rebecca Makkai is a writer to watch, as sneakily ambitious as she is unpretentious." –Richard Russo Meet the Devohrs: Zee, a Marxist literary scholar who detests her parents’ wealth but nevertheless finds herself living in their carriage house; Gracie, her mother, who claims she can tell your lot in life by looking at your teeth; and Bruce, her step-father, stockpiling supplies for the Y2K apocalypse and perpetually late for his tee time. Then there’s Violet Devohr, Zee’s great-grandmother, who they say took her own life somewhere in the vast house, and whose massive oil portrait still hangs in the dining room. Violet’s portrait was known to terrify the artists who resided at the house from the 1920s to the 1950s, when it served as the Laurelfield Arts Colony—and this is exactly the period Zee’s husband, Doug, is interested in. An out-of-work academic whose only hope of a future position is securing a book deal, Doug is stalled on his biography of the poet Edwin Parfitt, once in residence at the colony. All he needs to get the book back on track—besides some motivation and self-esteem—is access to the colony records, rotting away in the attic for decades. But when Doug begins to poke around where he shouldn’t, he finds Gracie guards the files with a strange ferocity, raising questions about what she might be hiding. The secrets of the hundred-year house would turn everything Doug and Zee think they know about her family on its head—that is, if they were to ever uncover them. In this brilliantly conceived, ambitious, and deeply rewarding novel, Rebecca Makkai unfolds a generational saga in reverse, leading the reader back in time on a literary scavenger hunt as we seek to uncover the truth about these strange people and this mysterious house. With intelligence and humor, a daring narrative approach, and a lovingly satirical voice, Rebecca Makkai has crafted an unforgettable novel about family, fate and the incredible surprises life can offer. For readers of Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle

Dahomean Narrative

Dahomean Narrative
Author: Melville Jean Herskovits,Frances Shapiro Herskovits
Publsiher: Northwestern University Press
Total Pages: 532
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780810116504
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dahomean Narrative Book Excerpt:

This new edition, published on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding by Melville Herskovits of the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University, brings back into print one of the classics in scholarly analysis and translation, written by one of the cultural anthropology. When this book was first published in 1958, Melville luminaries of American Herskovits, with his wife and collaborator, Frances, had spent over Twenty years studying the social networks, language, and oral traditions of the peoples of West Africa and their descendants in the New World. Dahomey, the major site of their African work, is in the country now known as the Republic of Benin. This volume, had two goals: in its collection of 155 narratives, to provide basic texts of the analytical side, to provide a general theory of mythology using new oral narratives and looking at their tradition culminating in a survey of different prevailing Theories of myth. The result is a wide-ranging collection, culled from an entire narrative tradition, that remains unique among anthropological publications.

The Sweetest Summer

The Sweetest Summer
Author: Susan Donovan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-08-05
ISBN: 1101618442
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sweetest Summer Book Excerpt:

A practical-minded police chief and his first love get a second chance at romance in this novel in the Bayberry Island series. Every instinct told Police Chief Clancy Flynn that his island’s claim to fame was nothing but a silly tourist attraction. But now and then, he couldn’t help but wonder if his lifetime of bad romances—starting with the pretty tourist who broke his fourteen-year-old heart—could be traced back to a childhood prank involving a mermaid statue... Then one day the pretty tourist comes barreling back into Bayberry—all grown-up and on the run with her niece. Though Evelyn McGuinness is wanted for kidnapping, she tries to persuade Clancy that there’s more to the story. Now the by-the-book police chief must make the toughest decision of his life: to take Evelyn into custody—or into his arms...

Our Last Echoes

Our Last Echoes
Author: Kate Alice Marshall
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 0593113632
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Last Echoes Book Excerpt:

Melissa Albert meets Twin Peaks in this supernatural thriller about one girl's hunt for the truth about her mother's disappearance. In 1973, the thirty-one residents of Bitter Rock disappeared. In 2003, so did my mother. Now, I've come to Bitter Rock to find out what happened to her—and to me. Because Bitter Rock has many ghosts. And I might be one of them. Sophia's earliest memory is of drowning. She remembers the darkness of the water and the briny taste as it filled her throat, the sensation of going under. She remembers hands pulling her back to safety, but that memory is impossible—she's never been to the ocean. But then Sophia gets a mysterious call about an island named Bitter Rock, and learns that she and her mother were there fifteen years ago--and her mother never returned. The hunt for answers lures her to Bitter Rock, but the more she uncovers, the clearer it is that her mother is just one in a chain of disappearances. People have been vanishing from Bitter Rock for decades, leaving only their ghostly echoes behind. Sophia is the only one who can break the cycle—or risk becoming nothing more than another echo haunting the island.

Cut One Woman s Fight Against FGM in Britain Today

Cut  One Woman s Fight Against FGM in Britain Today
Author: Hibo Wardere
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-04-07
ISBN: 1471154009
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cut One Woman s Fight Against FGM in Britain Today Book Excerpt:

Imagine for a moment that you are 6-years-old and you are woken in the early hours, bathed and then dressed in rags before being led down to an ominous looking tent at the end of your garden. And there, you are subjected to the cruellest cut, ordered by your own mother. Forced down on a bed, her legs held apart, Hibo Warderewas made to undergo female genital cutting, a process so brutal, she nearly died. As a teenager she moved to London in the shadow of the Somalian Civil War where she quickly learnt the procedure she had undergone in her home country was not 'normal' in the west. She embarked on a journey to understand FGM and its roots, whilst raising her own family and dealing with the devastating consequences of the cutting in her own life. Today Hibo finds herself working in London as an FGM campaigner, helping young girls whose families plan to take them abroad for the procedure. She has vowed to devote herself to the campaign against FGM. Eloquent and searingly honest, this is Hibo's memoir which promises not only to tell her remarkable story but also to shed light on a medieval practice that's being carried out in the 21stcentury, right on our doorstep. FGM in the UK has gone undocumented for too long and now that's going to change. Devastating, empowering and informative, this book brings to life a clash of cultures at the heart of contemporary society and shows how female genital mutilation is a very British problem.

My Mother She Killed Me My Father He Ate Me

My Mother She Killed Me  My Father He Ate Me
Author: Kate Bernheimer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-09-28
ISBN: 1101464380
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Mother She Killed Me My Father He Ate Me Book Excerpt:

The fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction. Neil Gaiman, “Orange” Aimee Bender, “The Color Master” Joyce Carol Oates, “Blue-bearded Lover” Michael Cunningham, “The Wild Swans” These and more than thirty other stories by Francine Prose, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, Lydia Millet, and many other extraordinary writers make up this thrilling celebration of fairy tales—the ultimate literary costume party. Spinning houses and talking birds. Whispered secrets and borrowed hope. Here are new stories sewn from old skins, gathered by visionary editor Kate Bernheimer and inspired by everything from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” and “The Little Match Girl” to Charles Perrault’s “Bluebeard” and “Cinderella” to the Brothers Grimm’s “Hansel and Gretel” and “Rumpelstiltskin” to fairy tales by Goethe and Calvino and from China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, Norway, and Mexico. Fairy tales are our oldest literary tradition, and yet they chart the imaginative frontiers of the twenty-first century as powerfully as they evoke our earliest encounters with literature. This exhilarating collection restores their place in the literary canon.

The Greatest Works of Jean Webster

The Greatest Works of Jean Webster
Author: Jean Webster
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 621
Release: 2022-01-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Works of Jean Webster Book Excerpt:

This meticulously edited collection contains the best works of Jean Webster, American author of novels for young women. Her best-known books feature lively and likeable young female protagonists who come of age intellectually, morally, and socially, but with enough humor, snappy dialogue, and gently biting social commentary to make her books palatable and enjoyable to contemporary readers. Table of Contents: "Daddy-Long-Legs" is a tale of Judy Abbott, orphan girl who gets adopted by an unknown benefactor who puts her through college, with here having an obligation to write him a monthly letter. Judy catches a glimpse of his shadow and only knows he is a tall long-legged man and because of this, she jokingly calls him Daddy-Long-Legs. The letters chronicles Judy's educational, personal, and social growth as she attends a "girl's college" on the East Coast. "Dear Enemy" is the sequel to novel Daddy-Long-Legs and follows the story of Sallie McBride, Judy Abbott's classmate and best friend in Daddy-Long-Legs. Dear Enemy shows how Sallie McBride grows from a frivolous socialite to a mature woman and an able executive. "Just Patty" – Patty and her two best friends Conny and Priscilla get into all sorts of mischief and shenanigans as they complete their final year at their private boarding school. "When Patty Went to College" presents a humorous look at life in a women's college at the turn of the 20th century. Patty Wyatt, the protagonist of this story is a bright, fun-loving, imperturbable young woman who does not like to conform. The book describes her many escapades on campus during her senior year at college. "Jerry Junior" tells the story of a wealthy upper-class American and a lovely young American woman who meet in a small Italian village.

A Katherine Reay Collection The Winsome Novels

A Katherine Reay Collection  The Winsome Novels
Author: Katherine Reay
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN: 0785289984
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Katherine Reay Collection The Winsome Novels Book Excerpt:

The Printed Letter Bookshop One of Madeline Cullen’s happiest childhood memories is of working with her Aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. But by the time Madeline inherits the shop nearly twenty years later, family troubles and her own bitter losses have hardened her heart toward her once-treasured aunt—and the now struggling bookshop left in her care. “Powerful, enchanting, and spirited, this novel will delight.” —Patti Callahan, USA TODAY bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis “The Printed Letter Bookshop is a captivating story of good books, a testament to the beauty of new beginnings, and a sweet reminder of the power of friendship.” —Rachel McMillan, author of The London Restoration Of Literature and Lattes Return to the cozy and delightful town of Winsome, where two people discover the grace of letting go and the joy found in unexpected change. After fleeing her hometown three years earlier, Alyssa Harrison never planned to return. Then the Silicon Valley start-up she worked for collapsed and turned her world upside down. She is broke, under FBI investigation, and without a place to go. Having exhausted every option, she comes home to Winsome, Illinois, to regroup and move on as quickly as possible. Yet, as friends and family welcome her back, Alyssa begins to see a place for herself in this small Midwestern community. “In her ode to small towns and second chances, Katherine Reay writes with affection and insight about the finer things in life.” —Karen Dukess, author of The Last Book Party “The town of Winsome reminds me of Jan Karon’s Mitford, with its endearing characters, complex lives, and surprises where you don’t expect them.” —Lauren K. Denton, bestselling author of The Hideaway “Of Literature and Lattes delivers a story with details so vivid you can feel the fabric slipping between your fingers, characters so rich they could slide into the booth across from you, and a message so hopeful and redemptive it will linger in your mind long after you turn the final page.” —Melissa Ferguson, author of The Dating Charade Two full-length novels Sweet and thoughtful contemporary reads Includes discussion questions and a recommended reading list from the author