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All the Beautiful Girls by Elizabeth J. Church

Title All the Beautiful Girls
Author Elizabeth J. Church
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release 2018-03-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0399181075
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“An exquisitely crafted novel of love discovered and friendship found.”—Martha Hall Kelly, author of Lilac Girls Ruby’s life glitters with success, but she still must conquer her tragic past and discover what love really looks like. Lily Decker never meant to become a showgirl. As a young girl in small-town Kansas, she danced to forget the pain of losing her family in a car accident. And dancing made her feel beautiful when the attentions of her Uncle Miles only brought shame. In 1967, Lily is grown and ready to leave her past behind. She changes her name to Ruby Wilde and heads to the Rat Pack’s Las Vegas to make a name for herself as a troupe dancer. However, the competition is fierce and she finds work as a showgirl, instead, doing fan-kicks in sky-high headdresses and sparkling costumes. Her new life brims with glamour and excitement, but something is still missing. Is it love? What choices will she make to feel whole again, and at what cost? With her uncanny understanding of the hidden lives of women, Elizabeth J. Church captures the iconic extravagance of an era and the bravery of a woman who blazes her own path to freedom. Praise for All the Beautiful Girls “[Elizabeth] Church’s lively coming-of-age tale transports us to a world of ostrich-plumed headdresses and pinky-ringed mobsters while tracing a tumultuous quest for acceptance and love.”—People “A gorgeously written novel with the bite of a gin martini, All the Beautiful Girls goes beyond the splashy, gaudy dazzle of Las Vegas in the sixties to reveal the beating heart beneath the glamorous façade of a showgirl with big ambitions.”—Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of At the Water’s Edge “A stirring bildungsroman that follows a girl from trauma in 1957 Kansas to self-discovery in 1960s Las Vegas . . . Church paints an unflinching, frequently heartbreaking portrait of a resilient young woman’s coming-of-age set against an exciting, glamorous backdrop.”—Publishers Weekly “Church’s appreciation of language is apparent as she masterfully creates pictures with words . . . All the Beautiful Girls provides a delightful antidote to cold and dark mid-winter days.”—Associated Press “A beautifully rendered tale of personal redemption filled with friendship, loss, extravagant furs, and feathery headdresses.”—Kirkus Reviews

Morality For Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith

Title Morality For Beautiful Girls
Author Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2008-10-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0748110631
Language English, Spanish, and French
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THE THIRD BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one with the boy who might have been raised by lions . . . Facing financial trouble, the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is obliged to move into the same premises as Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. And on top of her domestic complications with her fiance Mr J. L. B. Matekoni and his adopted children, Motholeli and Puso, Mma Ramotswe faces several challenging cases. These include some unattractive behaviour among the contestants in a beauty pageant, and the perplexing discovery of a boy running wild, who smells of lion . . . 'Unalloyed pleasure' Sunday Telegraph

The Beautiful Cigar Girl by Daniel Stashower

Title The Beautiful Cigar Girl
Author Daniel Stashower
Publisher Penguin
Release 2007-12-04
Category True Crime
Total Pages 400
ISBN 1440620482
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On July 28, 1841, the body of Mary Rogers, a twenty-year-old cigar girl, was found floating in the Hudson-and New York's unregulated police force proved incapable of solving the crime. One year later, a struggling writer named Edgar Allan Poe decided to take on the case-and sent his fictional detective, C. Auguste Dupin, to solve the baffling murder of Mary Rogers in "The Mystery of Marie Rog t."

Beautiful Girl by Christiane Northrup

Title Beautiful Girl
Author Christiane Northrup
Publisher Hay House, Inc
Release 2013-01-15
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 28
ISBN 1401962467
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The only children's book by New York Times best-selling author Dr. Christiane Northrup, now available in a new format and package, as well as added meditations. Co-authored with New York Times best-selling author Kristina Tracy, the book takes up the timely topics of girls' empowerment and body positivity. Beautiful Girl presents this simple but important message: that to be born a girl is a very special thing and carries with it magical gifts and powers that must be recognized and nurtured. Through these empowering words and illustrations, little girls will learn how their bodies are perfect just the way they are, the importance of treating themselves with gentle care, and how changes are just a part of growing up. It's every little girl's birthright to have the deep and unshakable belief that her body is beautiful and contains powerful creative magic. Knowing this will set the stage for her physical and mental health throughout her life. Now available as a hardcover without jacket, with a beautiful new cover, and with the addition of bonus meditations read by Dr. Northrup. This is Dr. Northrup's only children's book, co-written by New York Times best-selling author Kristina Tracy, and colorfully and elegantly illustrated by Aurelie Blanz.

Beauty by Nakedi Ribane

Title Beauty
Author Nakedi Ribane
Publisher University of Natal Press
Release 2006
Category Design
Total Pages 149
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The beauty and fashion world attracts enormous interest. Everybody knows who Naomi Campbell is, but few know of South Africa's local Naomi Campbellsâ??past and present. This book is an extraordinary mix of glamour, nostalgia, and social analysis, taking the reader on a journey through South African history and politics from the unusual perspective of the beauty industry. Backed by a photo gallery of classic icons from the 50s, 60s, and 70s to the present, Beauty...A Black Perspective celebrates the inspirational role of beautiful and courageous Black women. The book also looks at the business of beauty and recounts the struggles and successes of Black practitioners trying to make it in this competitive sector. Author Nakedi Ribane was a leading model of the 1980s, co-owning one of the very few Black modeling agencies of note in South Africa. Ribane is ideally placed to offer a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at one of the most underrated yet influential industries.

Title ELLEgirl
Author
Publisher
Release 2006-03-06
Category
Total Pages 195
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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ELLEgirl, the international style bible for girls who dare to be different, is published by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc., and is accessible on the web at ellegirl.elle.com/. ELLEgirl provides young women with insider information on fashion, beauty, service and pop culture in a voice that, while maintaining authority on the subject, includes and amuses them.

Beautiful Fighting Girl by Sait Tamaki

Title Beautiful Fighting Girl
Author Sait Tamaki
Publisher U of Minnesota Press
Release 2013-11-30
Category Art
Total Pages 248
ISBN 1452916500
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From Cutie Honey and Sailor Moon to Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, the worlds of Japanese anime and manga teem with prepubescent girls toting deadly weapons. Sometimes overtly sexual, always intensely cute, the beautiful fighting girl has been both hailed as a feminist icon and condemned as a symptom of the objectification of young women in Japanese society. In Beautiful Fighting Girl, Saitō Tamaki offers a far more sophisticated and convincing interpretation of this alluring and capable figure. For Saitō, the beautiful fighting girl is a complex sexual fantasy that paradoxically lends reality to the fictional spaces she inhabits. As an object of desire for male otaku (obsessive fans of anime and manga), she saturates these worlds with meaning even as her fictional status demands her ceaseless proliferation and reproduction. Rejecting simplistic moralizing, Saitō understands the otaku’s ability to eroticize and even fall in love with the beautiful fighting girl not as a sign of immaturity or maladaptation but as a result of a heightened sensitivity to the multiple layers of mediation and fictional context that constitute life in our hypermediated world—a logical outcome of the media they consume. Featuring extensive interviews with Japanese and American otaku, a comprehensive genealogy of the beautiful fighting girl, and an analysis of the American outsider artist Henry Darger, whose baroque imagination Saitō sees as an important antecedent of otaku culture, Beautiful Fighting Girl was hugely influential when first published in Japan, and it remains a key text in the study of manga, anime, and otaku culture. Now available in English for the first time, this book will spark new debates about the role played by desire in the production and consumption of popular culture.

Beautiful Girl by Fleur Philips

Title Beautiful Girl
Author Fleur Philips
Publisher SparkPress
Release 2015-06-09
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 150
ISBN 1940716462
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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

Title Winning my Best Friend s Girl
Author Piper Rayne
Publisher Piper Rayne, Inc.
Release 2020-07-21
Category Fiction
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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***NOW A USA TODAY BESTSELLER*** Imagine lying in a hospital bed and the doctor who pulls the curtain back to treat you is the one who got away. Even if you never really had her in the first place. She’s not only your high school crush, she’s the ex-girlfriend of your ex-best friend. The one girl you’ve always wanted. Here’s a step-by-step list to finally win her over… Key to win #1: Try not to take offense that she snuck back into town without telling you—six months ago. Key to win #2: Rekindle the friendship to ease the awkwardness. But… DO NOT enter the friend zone. Key to win #3: Ignore the fact that she went speed dating the night before. Take it as good a sign—maybe she’s looking for a relationship. Key to win #4: Attempt to keep the two of you out of the town gossip blog and away from your large family. Make sure you don’t let this last one throw you off your mission. Key to win #5: Don’t get deterred when you find out the past is about to repeat itself. Because the man she met at the speed dating night is your best buddy from work. Just remember, you sat back and let her slip away once, you won’t do it a second time. Failure is not an option. Author Note: This book does NOT contain cheating.

Camden by Lexi Buchanan

Title Camden
Author Lexi Buchanan
Publisher HFCA Publishing House
Release 2020-11-16
Category Fiction
Total Pages 350
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Boston Bay Vikings: hot enough to melt the ice. Camden I grew up with only one dream—to become a professional hockey player. My dream came true and now I was a winger for the Boston Bay Vikings. I never gave much thought to having that ‘special’ someone in my life until I saw the young woman who hunkered down like a scared rabbit in the team’s shower room. I went from a carefree bachelor to a fierce protector. Molly Exhausted and scared, I fell asleep in an empty room and came awake to find the gaze of three naked men on me. It turned out I’d found my way into the shower room of the Boston Bay Vikings—I’d never heard of them. However, it was the fourth man to appear who gave me hope. He spoke with confidence and made me feel safe. I didn’t want to leave his side, but I’d learned the hard way that anything good never lasted. Meet Camden Edwards and Molly Lewis in the first book of a new series by NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Lexi Buchanan.