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Three teenaged girls try to prevent their secrets from interfering with their love lives and their goals as they work at Les Trois, an exclusive Alpine ski resort, over the winter.
The Girls' Almanac chronicles the lives of Jenna and Lucy--two thirty-something women who desperately long for a true friend--as well as the lives of the women and men who have touched them: friends, lovers, parents, and neighbors. Set across the Northeast--through suburban neighborhoods, preppy camps, island resorts, and Ivy League colleges--as well as far flung locales like Ecuador and Iceland, The Girls' Almanac traces the friendships of women willing to risk both self-consciousness and intimacy, loss and betrayal, in pursuit of a proper best friend. Exploring the fascinating closeness and distance that female friendships encompass, The Girls' Almanac reveals the map of Jenna and Lucy's interconnected lives, and ultimately their pathways to each other.
Two veteran young adult authors tell, in alternating chapters, the story of a quirky romance between a rock-n-roll freak and a girl who can't stop kissing.
"What a holiday! No pestilence, no slavery, no locusts, no cattle disease or atonement. No synagogue, no guilt, no mortar, and no real lesson to be absorbed and passed down to my Jewish offspring. Thank God," writes Joshua Braff, one of eighteen Jewish writers who extol, excoriate, and expand our understanding of this most merry of Jewish holidays. These essays, by Adam Langer, Tova Mirvis, Steve Almond, Eric Orner, and others, range from the comedic to the snarky, the poignant to the poetic, and includes such topics as the jealousy experienced in December when the rest of America is celebrating Christmas (we never get to join in the reindeer games!); the problem parents have dampening their children's desire for more presents (call it Greedikah!); and the weight gain associated with eating 432 latkes in eight nights (dayenu, enough!). Whether your Chanukahs were spent singing "I have a Little Dreidel" or playing the "Maoz Tzur" on the piano, whether your family tradition included a Christmas tree or a Chanukah bush, whether the fights among your siblings over who would light the menorah candles rivaled the battles of the Maccabees, or even if you haven't a clue who the Maccabees were, this little book proves there are as many ways to celebrate Chanukah as there are ways to spell it.
In this original collection, critically acclaimed female writers pull back the curtain on being twenty-something. Entertaining and enlightening, this anthology speaks honestly about that unique time in life when expectations are not always realized, yet surprises are plentiful and thrilling.
Side A: Laney's Going Solo: Laney after finishing her graduation sees her cross-country drive as a chance to reflect on the past. She envisions a trip reminiscing her most treasured memories which are all just a song away. Side B: A Change of Tune: Laney's mother wants a mother-daughter road trip. She's giving her mother a crash course in pop music and in her own life. Both are turning up the volume of their relationship. There's nothing more revealing than the soundtrack of our lives!
After leaving boarding school to study at the London Academy of Drama and Music, Love Bukowski is learning a lot, especially about love. Too bad the guy she's falling for is off-limits. Love's dad has a new girlfriend, her Aunt Mable is fighting breast cancer, the guy she left behind hooked up with the biggest you-know-what on campus, and her vocal lessons keep getting harder. Life is trying to tell her something-- or maybe she's just distracted by all that London (and love) have to offer.
Melissa and Dove travel to the Caribbean, where Dove is eager to meet up with her boyfriend William while Melissa is unsure of what her future holds, but when they get there they are in for some surprises.
JENNY FITZGERALD HAS been outside the huddle, trying to fit in to her sports-obsessed family. The only time she knows the score is when she's holding an egg-carton palette and painting on a canvas, but even then she feels as though something is missing. Unlike her three younger siblings, Jenny knows her biological father only as Donor #142. As Jenny's 16th summer draws to a close, she feels more alienated than ever. But then a chance meeting with gorgeous über-jock Tate leads Jenny to reach out to someone else who might know exactly how she feels. With Tate by her side, Jenny searches for a genetic relative in the Donor Sibling Registry and discovers that she has a half sister, Alexa. Jenny hopes their budding relationship will fill the gaps in her life, but when Alexa shows up on her doorstep for a surprise visit, the changes in Jenny's world are much bigger than she could ever have imagined. From the Hardcover edition.
Summer is over and it's almost time for Love to go back to school. But her Aunt Mable's still acting weird, her Dad (a. k. a. principal of her prep school) is preoccupied, her ex is exiled in Europe, and former friends like Cordelia have bonded with the evil Lindsay Parrish. Now, Love's playing host to the new exchange student from London, Arabella Piece, who has some secrets of her own. Love's certainly been distracted by the boys of summer, but she has to watch what she says because it seems like everyone's got something to hide lately, including herself.
The Gilmore Girls meets The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in this fun, sophisticated teen novel about the lovable Love Bukowski. First in a brand-new series. The "movie version" of Love Bukowski's life is picture perfect. She can roll out of bed and be at class in her new prep school within minutes because she lives in an amazing house on Hadley Hall Campus, where her Dad just happens to be the principal. And though she's just joined the ranks of the nation's future leaders and lushes of America, they've all become her best friends. Gorgeous upperclassmen crowd around her doorstep just to catch a glimpse of her performing her original songs. Life is sweet! Unfortunately, the not-so-glamorous reality of her life is that her Dad is the principal of the this prototypical New England prep school. Friends are hard to come by, and the only guys who come near her front door are the ones she wants to swat away. Not that there's a shortage of Hadley hotties; it's just that the one Love's singled out is an utterly incredible and totally unattainable senior. Now, Love will have to figure out the true meaning of her name to make her reality as awesome as her fantasies.
Second in the series about three girls working at Europe's hottest ski resort-from the author of The Principles of Love. The author of the popular novels starring Love Bukowski introduces a new series starring three new heroines-Melissa, Harley, and Lily-who work together at Les Deux Alpes, attending to the needs of the rich, famous, and sometimes royal clientele. . . and making the most of their off-hours.
After a rough spring semester at Hadley Hall, Love Bukowski is ready for some sun on Martha's Vineyard. Running her Aunt Mable's cafe might not sound glamorous, but when she's working with her best friend, Arabella, anything can be fun. Plus, Mable's set up a treasure map of clues for her to find--each one bringing Love closer to the truth about her family history. But now that those pieces of her past are finally fitting together, Love's future isn't clear. College and senior year are ahead, but the boys of summer are more appealing than ever. Surprises, sun, summer love--no matter what happens, the next three months will be ones to write home about.
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