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The Whole Story of Half a Girl by Veera Hiranandani

Title The Whole Story of Half a Girl
Author Veera Hiranandani
Publisher Delacorte Press
Release 2012-01-10
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 0375984410
Language English, Spanish, and French
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By the author of the Newbery Honor Book The Night Diary, a thoughtful and relatable story about cultural identity, friendship, and what it means to fit in without losing who you are. After her father loses his job, Sonia Nadhamuni, half Indian and half Jewish American, finds herself yanked out of private school and thrown into the unfamiliar world of public education. For the first time, Sonia's mixed heritage makes her classmates ask questions—questions Sonia doesn't always know how to answer—as she navigates between a group of popular girls who want her to try out for the cheerleading squad and other students who aren't part of the "in" crowd. At the same time that Sonia is trying to make new friends, she's dealing with what it means to have an out-of-work parent—it's hard for her family to adjust to their changed circumstances. And then, one day, Sonia's father goes missing. Now Sonia wonders if she ever really knew him. As she begins to look for answers, she must decide what really matters and who her true friends are—and whether her two halves, no matter how different, can make her a whole. What greater praise than to be compared to Judy Blume!--"Each [Blume and Hiranandani] excels in charting the fluctuating discomfort zones of adolescent identity with affectionate humor."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred

The Sisters by Rosalind Noonan

Title The Sisters
Author Rosalind Noonan
Publisher Kensington Books
Release 2018-11-27
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 1496708059
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“A daughter secretly infiltrates an Oregon cult to save her mother in this harrowing tale” from the author of Domestic Secrets (Publishers Weekly). Twelve years ago, Glory abandoned her two daughters—four-year-old Ruby and baby Aurora—at a fire station, running off to a man who promised love and protection. Though the refuge she hoped for turned out to be a sham, she believes Ruby and Aurora are better off without her. But Glory has since given birth to another daughter, who’s clamoring for a life beyond their close-knit, tightly controlled world. Sixteen-year-old Ruby loves her adoptive parents, but she hasn’t forgotten Glory. Now that she has her driver’s license, Ruby sets out in search of her birth mother. What she finds is a ramshackle house of castaway women, referred to as “sisters,” ruled over by a charismatic bully who monitors their every move. Glory would take ten-year-old Luna away in a heartbeat if they had somewhere to go. On good days, the girl is confined to the fenced-in yard; on bad days, she’s sent to the dusty attic as punishment. When Ruby makes contact, Glory seizes on a chance for escape. Ruby is desperate to help, but how much does she owe to family she barely knows—and how can she fix someone else’s life when she has so little power over her own? Praise for The Sisters “Thanks to its twisted plot and courageous characters, Noonan’s portrait of the love between a mother and daughter is irresistible.” —Publishers Weekly “Noonan’s complex novel grips the reader with fully textured characters and page turning suspense. A heart wrenching book you won’t soon forget.” —New York Journal of Books

Title Motherly Musings Thirty Women and Men Reflect on the Roller Coaster Ride that Is Motherhood
Author Sueann Wells
Publisher Lulu.com
Release 2015-05-09
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 125
ISBN 1329125355
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Motherly Musings: 30 Women and Men Reflect on the Roller Coaster Ride that is Motherhood celebrates the raw beauty of each side of the experience, taking readers on the joyous, challenging journey that is motherhood. Biological, foster, and adoptive mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers from all walks of life, across the nation, and across the globe share their souls and insight on this journey. Readers journey with these women and man through intense joy, bittersweet reflection, and heart-breaking trauma, each bounding back with a resilience and optimism only a mother warrior can invoke. Mother-writers remain the most honest and authentic sources of insight on their situation, after all.

Title Maya Darpan and Other Stories
Author Nirmal Verma
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release 1986
Category Hindi literature
Total Pages 238
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Dozen Stories Translated From Hindi Representing Some Of The Best Works Of Nirmal Verma. The Author Explores The Lonliness, The Desire For Relationship And The Complex Yearnings Of People. His Characters Are Afflicted With A Sense Of Their Own Isolation And Reach Out Constantly - For Love, For Understanding, For Images Or Memories Of Evanescent Happiness.

Let s Hear It for the Girls by Erica Bauermeister

Title Let s Hear It for the Girls
Author Erica Bauermeister
Publisher Penguin
Release 1997-03-01
Category Reference
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1101161752
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

End of Story by Arjun Shekhar

Title End of Story
Author Arjun Shekhar
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2013-08-30
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9350095963
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Is someone out there tinkering with our minds? Shukrat Ali, a news anchor at Khulasa, the ‘tabloid’ current affairs channel, is out of a job.TV channels across the country have closed down as a consequence of a Supreme Court ban on electronic advertising. An inquiry is on regarding the emergence of a sinister new form of ads the media has dubbed ‘propagandads’, which uses compelling subliminal messages to subtly rewire people’s minds and influence their actions. Even as Shukrat grapples with the question: ‘How does an anchor move on?’ he is summoned to testify in the trial concerning the killing of his ex-boss, Satya Saachi Sengupta, the mysterious and towering figure in his life, whose connections with this insidious mind manipulation scheme can no longer be denied. Being a key witness present at the scene of the crime, Shukrat must prepare to bare all before the court and tread carefully lest his testimony boomerangs on him. Gripping and darkly humorous, End of Story? is an intriguing and intelligent thriller about the dystopian possibilities of everyday advertising.

Title A Game of Thrones The Story Continues Books 1 4 A Game of Thrones A Clash of Kings A Storm of Swords A Feast for Crows A Song of Ice and Fire
Author George R.R. Martin
Publisher HarperCollins UK
Release 2011-05-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 3504
ISBN 0007446322
Language English, Spanish, and French
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HBO’s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin’s internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.

It s a Girl by Andrea J. Buchanan

Title It s a Girl
Author Andrea J. Buchanan
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2009-03-13
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 304
ISBN 0786746335
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The most popular question any pregnant woman is asked — aside from "When are you due?" — has got to be "Are you having a girl or a boy?" When author Andrea Buchanan was pregnant with her daughter, she was thrilled to be expecting a girl. Some people were happy for her; visions of flouncy pink dresses and promises of mother-daughter bonding were the predictable responses. Other people, though, were concerned: "Is your husband OK with that?" "You can try again." "Girls are tough." This mixed message led her to explore the issue herself, with help from her fellow writers and moms, many of whom had had the same experience. As she did in It's a Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons, Buchanan and her contributors take on what it's really like to raise a child-in this case, a girl-from babyhood to adulthood. It's a Girl, is a wide-ranging, often humorous, and honest collection of essays about the experience of the mother-daughter bond, taking on topics like "princess power" ("Shining, Shimmering, Splendid"), adding a girl to a brood of boys ("Confessions of a Tomboy Mom"), dealing with a daughter's eating disorder ("The Food Rules"), and mothering "hardcore mini-feminists" ("Tough Girls").

Letting Go by Pamela Morsi

Title Letting Go
Author Pamela Morsi
Publisher Oliver-Heber books
Release
Category Fiction
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Like Lavyrle Spencer, Pamela Morsi writes tender books about decent people struggling to find love." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips Fortysomething Ellen Jameson is currently downsizing her life, a term she prefers over ones like widowed, broke and homeless. After her husband’s untimely death, she was forced to sell his business and their family home to pay off the debt. Now, with her partyhardy, twenty-one-year-old daughter Amber in tow, along with Amber’s three-year-old daughter, Jet, Ellen has moved home with her mother, Wilma, a serial bride for whom stability is a dirty word. And the changes keep on coming. Ellen’s new job at The Cowboy of Taxes has a revolving door of down-on-their-luck clients--perfect for Ellen, considering her recent experiences. In the meantime she has something of a revolving door at home, given her mother and daughter remain convinced that men will solve their money problems. But life is what you make it, and in colorful San Antonio, Texas, four generations of women discover that the most important thing about having a past is letting it go.

A Long Island Story by Rick Gekoski

Title A Long Island Story
Author Rick Gekoski
Publisher Canongate Books
Release 2018-07-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 1786893401
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It is 1953, a heat wave is sweeping across America and the Grossmans – Ben, Addie and their two children – are moving their lives from the political heart of Washington DC to suburban Long Island. With their future uncertain, life in Long Island starts to cause problems for Ben and Addie. Both begin to wonder if they were meant for more, whether their lives might look different than they planned, and whether their marriage – their family – is worth fighting for. A Long Island Story is a portrait of a couple in crisis, of a unique and fascinating period in US history and of a seemingly perfect family fighting their demons behind closed doors.