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Every August, four women would gather together to spend a week at the beach, renting a new house each year. The ritual began when they were in their twenties and their husbands were in medical school, and became a mainstay of every summer thereafter. Their only criteria was oceanfront and isolation, their only desire to strengthen their far-flung friendships. They called themselves the Girls of August. But when one of the Girls dies tragically, the group slowly drifts apart and their vacations together are brought to a halt. Years later, a new marriage reunites them and they decide to come together once again on a remote barrier island off the South Carolina coast. There, far from civilization, the women make startling discoveries that will change them in ways they never expected.
Start Your Day Off Right This made-just-for-you devotional from Point of Grace is the perfect way to make sure you are centered on God and ready for whatever your day brings. Each week is set up so you can pick and choose the activity you want to do each day in whatever order you choose. Here's how it works: There are fifty-two topics (one for each week of the year), and each one has five short and easy devotions. Each week has a brief message a fill-in-the-blank Bible study a special scripture for you to read and place in your heart an action idea for living out that week's message some space to journal your thoughts and feelings The five-devotions-a-week plan allows for a rest on Sunday and one "Yikes! I overslept" day. By the end of each week, you'll be closer to God, deeper into His Word, and more like Jesus.
The true story of the murderesses who became media sensations and inspired the musical Chicago Chicago, 1924. There was nothing surprising about men turning up dead in the Second City. Life was cheaper than a quart of illicit gin in the gangland capital of the world. But two murders that spring were special - worthy of celebration. So believed Maurine Watkins, a wanna-be playwright and a "girl reporter" for the Chicago Tribune, the city's "hanging paper. " Newspaperwomen were supposed to write about clubs, cooking and clothes, but the intrepid Miss Watkins, a minister's daughter from a small town, zeroed in on murderers instead. Looking for subjects to turn into a play, she would make "Stylish Belva" Gaertner and "Beautiful Beulah" Annan - both of whom had brazenly shot down their lovers - the talk of the town. Love-struck men sent flowers to the jail and newly emancipated women sent impassioned letters to the newspapers. Soon more than a dozen women preened and strutted on "Murderesses' Row" as they awaited trial, desperate for the same attention that was being lavished on Maurine Watkins's favorites. In the tradition of Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City and Karen Abbott's Sin in the Second City, Douglas Perry vividly captures Jazz Age Chicago and the sensationalized circus atmosphere that gave rise to the concept of the celebrity criminal. Fueled by rich period detail and enlivened by a cast of characters who seemed destined for the stage, The Girls of Murder City is crackling social history that simultaneously presents the freewheeling spirit of the age and its sober repercussions. .
CUT meets HATCHET in this lacerating debut about girls, knives, and redemption. The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area stretches across two million acres in northern Idaho. In its heart sits the Alice Marshall School, where fifty teenage girls come to escape their histories and themselves. Lida Wallace has tried to negate herself in every way possible. At Alice Marshall, she meets Elsa Boone, a fierce native Idahoan; Jules, who seems too healthy to belong at the school; and Gia Longchamps, whose glamour entrances the entire camp. As the girls prepare for a wilderness trek, Lida is both thrilled and terrified to be chosen as Gia's friend. But everyone has their secrets--their "Things" they try to protect; and when those come out, the knives do as well. THE GIRLS OF NO RETURN is a bold and powerful debut.
Gamrah's faith in her new husband is not exactly returned . . . Sadeem is a little too willing to please her fiancé . . . Michelle is half-American and the wrong class for her boyfriend's family . . . While Lamees works hard with little time for love. The girls of Riyadh are young, attractive and living by Saudi Arabia's strict cultural traditions. Well, not quite. In-between sneaking out behind their parents' backs, dating, shopping, watching American TV and having fun, they're still trying to be good little Muslim girls. That is, pleasing their families and their men. But can you be a twenty-first century girl and a Saudi girl?
In Girls of Tender Age, Mary-Ann Tirone Smith fully articulates with great humor and tenderness the wild jubilance of an extended French-Italian family struggling to survive in a post-World War II housing project in Hartford, Connecticut. Smith seamlessly combines a memoir whose intimacy matches that of Angela's Ashes with the tale of a community plagued by a malevolent predator that holds the emotional and cultural resonance of The Lovely Bones. Smith's Hartford neighborhood is small-town America, where everyone's door is unlocked and the school, church, library, drugstore, 5 & 10, grocery, and tavern are all within walking distance. Her family is peopled with memorable characters -- her possibly psychic mother who's always on the verge of a nervous breakdown, her adoring father who makes sure she has something to eat in the morning beyond her usual gulp of Hershey's syrup, her grandfather who teaches her to bash in the heads of the eels they catch on Long Island Sound, Uncle Guido who makes the annual bagna cauda, and the numerous aunts and cousins who parade through her life with love and food and endless stories of the old days. And then there's her brother, Tyler. Smith's household was "different." Little Mary-Ann couldn't have friends over because her older brother, Tyler, an autistic before anyone knew what that meant, was unable to bear noise of any kind. To him, the sound of crying, laughing, phones ringing, or toilets flushing was "a cloud of barbed needles" flying into his face. Subject to such an assault, he would substitute that pain with another: he'd try to chew his arm off. Tyler was Mary-Ann's real-life Boo Radley, albeit one whose bookshelves sagged under the weight of the World War II books he collected and read obsessively. Hanging over this rough-and-tumble American childhood is the sinister shadow of an approaching serial killer. The menacing Bob Malm lurks throughout this joyous and chaotic family portrait, and the havoc he unleashes when the paths of innocence and evil cross one early December evening in 1953 forever alters the landscape of Smith's childhood. Girls of Tender Age is one of those books that will forever change its readers because of its beauty and power and remarkable wit.
Girls on Film is the wickedly funny sequel to the bestselling A-List that takes readers behind the scenes of the intoxicating world of Hollywood glitterati. Seventeen year-old Upper East Side blueblood Anna ('pronounced Aaaanah') Percy has moved from posh Manhattan to the even more posh Beverly Hills, California, where she's living with her estranged dad for the rest of the school year while her mother travels to Europe with a friend. Girls on Film begins with Anna's feeling empowered after telling Ben to take a hike. He, however, continues to pursue her - refusing to go back to Princeton without a reconciliation. Anna's just not sure if she buys his New Year's cover story: that he was helping out a celebrity friend who nearly drank herself to death. In the meantime, Anna wonders if she and Adam have any chemistry. Anna also bonds with Sam, and after mentioning Ben's New Year's alibi, the girls try to guess the identity of the mysterious alcoholic celebrity. The list of suspects is a veritable who's who of A-List actresses. Sam invites Anna to a desert spa weekend where, in a climactic finish, we find out whether Dee is actually pregnant with Ben's baby, how Sam resolves her romantic feelings for Anna and, most importantly, whether Ben was acting with pure intentions when he left Anna alone on his boat. The fast times of Beverly Hills most beautiful and glamorous people drive the page-turning action of this irresistible, stylishly written novel.
Violet Blue is an editor very much in tune with her audience. She knows what readers want from an erotic anthology, and she knows how to deliver it. In her latest offering, she explores the theme of women on the verge of sexual awakening. From wild sexual adventures to pushing the limits to taking chances and having them pay off, the women in these very realistic, very explicit, and very contemporary fantasies throw off their inhibitions, succumbing to sexual pleasure in all its myriad forms. Along the way, they also begin to learn a little bit about themselves and what their bodies are capable of in their never-ending search for carnal satisfaction. Featuring work from Saskia Walker, Angela Caperton, Tamara Rogers, Nan Andrews, Noel Burch and others, these "girls on top" are breaking all the rules - and loving every minute of it.
'Nine o'clock. That's when I have to be home. Dad thinks it's not SAFE any later. But then the most amazing, magical thing happens. Out with my best friend, Magda and Nadine, I meet a boy. And it's ME he's interested in! ME! Plain, plump Ellie. Not drop-dead gorgeous Magda. Nor super-cool Nadine. ME! But will Russell STAY interested in a girl who was to be home by nine. . . ?'Stay out later than late with Ellie and her friends in this sparky and true-to-life sequel to GIRLS IN LOVE and GIRLS UNDER PRESSURE.
SUMMER IS AROUND the corner, and the rivalry between the Malloys and the Hatfords is heating up! The kids have two weeks to earn money for a fundraising contest sponsored by the local hospital. Those who collect $20 or more for the new children's wing can choose to be in the annual Strawberry Festival Parade or get all the strawberry treats they can eat. There's only one place Caroline Malloy--wants to be: smack dab in the middle of the glamourous Strawberry Queen's float. But how will she earn the money in such a short time? Do the Hatford brothers have moneymaking secrets that they're not telling the girls?"From the Hardcover edition. "
Led by Amy "Breezy" Hawk, a group of seventh grade girls form their own all-girl baseball team in protest of the discriminatory practices of the local baseball league.
Professors and students alike are taking interest in Girls' Studies-the socialization of girls versus boys-and beginning to analyze the impact of media, pop culture, messaging, and more on America's girls. Girls' Studies tackles socialization and gender expectations, body image, and media impact, and gives insight into girl empowerment and how to equip our girls for a brighter future.
Girls save the day in these ten entertaining and inspiring folk tales from around the world. Visit Africa, Mexico, Britain, Russia, Vietnam, China and Ireland.
A collection of ten stories featuring admirable girls in both familiar and exotic settings.
Do you like the way you look? It's diet time for me, I'm just so horribly hugely F-A-T! This time I'm sticking to it - no matter what - or they'll be calling me Ellie the Elephant if I'm not careful! My friends Nadine and Magda think I'm mad - but it's all right for them. Nadine looks like a model - and has a chance to be a real cover girl! Magda is drop-dead gorgeous (though boys always seem to get the wrong idea about her. )
The six women portrayed in this book--Maria Merian (b. 1647), Anna Comstock (b. 1854), Frances Hamerstrom (b. 1907), Rachel Carson (b. 1907), Miriam Rothschild (b. 1908) and Jane Goodall (b. 1934)--all grew up to become award-winning scientists, writers and artists, as comfortable with a pen as with a magnifying glass. They all started out as girls who didn't run from spiders or snakes, but crouched down to take a closer look. Often they were discouraged from getting dirty, much less pursuing careers in science. But they all became enthusiastic teachers, energetic writers, and passionate scientists--frequently the only women in their field. Their stories remind us to look and to look harder and then to look again. Under rotten logs or in puddles, there are amazing things to see.
Even though they may not get a lot of action on the field after high school and college, girl jocks always manage to see a lot of action off the field. Because female athletes have an easy confidence about them, a natural nonchalance, and usually a killer bod, that draws all kinds of women to them - straight, lesbian, bisexual, curious, questioning, you name it. Women are competitive by nature, whether they play sports or games. Women play hard and love harder. They don't just score - they keep track. Girls Who Score is filled with story after story of complex, intriguing women engaging in all kinds of, ahem, contact sports. Sinclair Sexsmith contributes "A Good Workout" at the gym with lots of hot action in the steam room and Gina Marie has two women boxers going at it in every way in her ever-so-sexy "Blood Lust." Delilah Devlin's soccer champs have a very good time in "Playing the Field," and Elle's "Game Over" has a cheerleader who "trains" a freshmen each year to serve her every need. Sporty dykes aren't always playing ball, so to speak. After all, scuba divers and gym bunnies are in fact athletes and editor Ily Goyanes features lesbian jocks of every stripe in this sweet and sweaty volume.
What if you discovered you have been entrusted with an invisible, invincible, and incorruptible weapon? Would you use it? Move beyond only study and begin to wield the Word of God! Read this book with fair warning: you are about to engage in a powerfully courageous life! --Christine Caine, author of Undaunted and cofounder of The A21 Campaign Girls with Swords is prophetic, biblical, instructive, insightful, and challenging! This is no sweet, girly pep talk. This is powerful stuff for both women and men. We're excited about this book and the potential impact for the church around the globe. --Judah and Chelsea Smith, pastors, The City Church, Kirkland, WA Lisa Bevere is one of God's most powerful voices for this time in our history. --Sheila Walsh, core speaker for Women of Faith As you read Girls with Swords, you'll be empowered to face your challenges with boldness and learn to live like a hero. --Robert and Debbie Morris, pastors, Gateway Church, Dallas-Ft. Worth "If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one!" --Jesus If there ever was a time for women to be armed, it's now. Yet the Word of God is a sword we often are more comfortable studying than wielding. It's time we give girls swords and watch them connect heaven to earth. Worldwide, women are the targets of prejudice, sex trafficking, abuse, and even gendercide. Lisa Bevere writes that these attacks say more about who women might be in the future than who they have been in the past. In Girls with Swords she explains a spiritual enemy is seeking to disarm women on every level. It's time women become the heroes God created them to be and stand--courageous, discerning, forgiving, and wise. Creatively forging the imagery of swords, the Word of God, and the Cross, Girls with Swords will teach you: * How to speak the language of heaven on earth * What it means to intercede * What it means to carry your cross * What it means to be discerning * How to disarm the enemy * Why women are the enemy's target--and why God needs them to be heroes It's time to take up your sword and be a hero.
From bra shopping to babysitting, from making close friends to making great grades, Girltalk has all the answers Upbeat and up-to-date, honest and hip, Girltalk is an "indispensable guide" (Working Mother) for girls ages eleven to eighteen. This Fourth Edition is the ultimate preteen and teen source for advice on: Body: looking and feeling your best Friendship: you don't like everybody -- why should everybody like you? Love: falling in, falling out Sex: what you should know before saying yes Family: making the best of your nest Education: getting through school, getting into college Money: making it, saving it, spending it Smoking, Drinking, and Drugs: advice without lectures Quizzes: getting to know yourself
Proclaimed "girl-pervert" Oriana Small, AKA Ashley Blue, a veritable artist at heart, weaves through the intricacies of a decade in and out of the adult film industry, love, drugs, and her own firebrand of what it means to live ecstatically. From accolades to agony, Girlvert illuminates the surreality of a life lived beyond all comprehension.
In this ninety-day devotional, devotions like "Who Am I?" help pave the spiritual walk of life, and the "Girl Talk" feature poses questions that really bring each message home. No matter how bad things get, you can always count on God. "Excellent for Homeschool Use"
If you are a developer and you want to completely master Git without heavy theory, this is the book for you. A reasonable knowledge level and basic understanding of Git concepts will get you started with this book.
If you are a software developer with little or no experience of versioning systems, or are familiar with other centralized versioning systems, then this book is for you. If you have some experience working with command lines or using Linux admin or just using Unix and want to know more about Git, then this book is ideal for you.
Just seein' all the ZZ Top-lookin' folks drinkin' beer, havin' a good time, and not givin' a darn is awesome. And that's just the women! Dieting: I once went on the "liquid diet." I was supposed to drink nothin' but liquids for a week. But I got so drunk and sick of that Jim Beam and Coke, I'll never drink it again. Why his catchphrase "git-r-done" is better than other catchphrases: Ya can't be at a ball game with two outs in the ninth inning and yell to the pitcher "Bounty is the quicker picker-upper!!" It makes no sense. But you could yell "Git-r-done" and everyone would know what you meant. The red state-blue state divide: Is Dr. Seuss runnin' the government? Larry's mom on Larry's book: "There's really not much I can say here except for I apologize to everyone ahead of time for the crap you are about to read." -Larry's mom
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most revered texts of all time, but it's often impenetrable to the 21st-century seeker. In Gita Wisdom, Joshua Greene retells this timeless text in a completely new way, revealing that it is, in essence, a heart-to-heart talk between two friends about the meaning of life. As Krishna and his friend Arjuna reminisce on a battlefield known as Kurukshetra, readers learn that the two played together as children, were close as young men, and became family when Arjuna married Krishna's sister. In later life the men shared extraordinary adventures, including a journey to places outside the known universe. Like all great literature, the Gita explores the human condition: who we are, where we came from, and why we're here. With a helpful glossary that lists names, terms, and places, this accessible, enlightening retelling is the perfect introduction to the Gita's venerable wisdom.