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The Book De meisjes
The Author Emma Cline
The Publisher Overamstel Uitgevers
Release Date2016-06-15
Genre Fiction
Pages 304
ISBN 9789048826155
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Californië, 1969. De veertienjarige Evie is sinds de scheiding van haar ouders neerslachtig en rusteloos. Aan het begin van de zomer maakt ze kennis met een groepje jonge vrouwen, die alles belichamen wat ze zelf zou willen zijn: zorgeloos, onafhankelijk en, vóór alles, vrij. Ze raakt bevriend met de negentienjarige Suzanne, die zich zusterlijk over haar ontfermt. Eindelijk ziet iemand haar staan. Evie sluit zich aan bij de commune waar Suzanne woont, en net als de andere meisjes raakt ze al snel in de ban van diens charismatische maar meedogenloze leider. Langzaam maar onherroepelijk stevent de zomer af op een gewelddadige climax. De meisjes is een trefzeker debuut, een klassieke coming of age-roman over een meisje dat hunkert naar liefde en erkenning, en een overtuigend verhaal over de werking van macht.


The Book The Girls
The Author Emma Cline
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2016-06-14
Genre Fiction
Pages 368
ISBN 9780812998610
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: THE INSTANT BESTSELLER • An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • The Guardian • Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Financial Times • Esquire • Newsweek • Vogue • Glamour • People • The Huffington Post • Elle • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out • BookPage • Publishers Weekly • Slate Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence. Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award • Shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • The New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • Emma Cline—One of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists Praise for The Girls “Emma Cline has an unparalleled eye for the intricacies of girlhood, turning the stuff of myth into something altogether more intimate.”—Lena Dunham “Spellbinding . . . a seductive and arresting coming-of-age story.”—The New York Times Book Review “Extraordinary . . . Debut novels like this are rare, indeed.”—The Washington Post “Hypnotic.”—The Wall Street Journal “Gorgeous.”—Los Angeles Times “Savage.”—The Guardian “Astonishing.”—The Boston Globe “Superbly written.”—James Wood, The New Yorker “Intensely consuming.”—Richard Ford “A spectacular achievement.”—Lucy Atkins, The Times “Thrilling.”—Jennifer Egan “Compelling and startling.”—The Economist “Elegant and nostalgic.”—Julie Beck, The Atlantic “Masterful . . . In the cult dynamic, Cline has seen something universal—emotions, appetites, and regular human needs warped way out of proportion—and in her novel she’s converted a quintessentially ’60s story into something timeless.”—Christian Lorentzen, New York


The Book Who Killed the Girls
The Author Jane Bell
The Publisher Strategic Book Publishing
Release Date2011-09-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 329
ISBN 9781612046181
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Based on a true story of a 41 year old cold murder case of 2 girls found dead in a ice-cream parlor in rural Virginia.


The Book The Girls
The Author Amy Goldman Koss
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2000-06-01
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 128
ISBN 1101043245
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The girls: Maya, Brianna, Darcy, Renee?and popular, fascinating, dangerous Candace. Five friends ruled by one ringleader who plays games to test their loyalty?and then decides who's in the group and who's out. Each of the girls has her say in this fast-paces and absolute believable novel set in the war zone of middle school cliques. The author of the highly appraised The Ashwater Experience, Amy Koss has once again crafted a "truly original piece of fiction brimming with humor and insight. " (Starred Horn Book Review for The Ashwater Experience)


The Book The Girls
The Author Helen Yglesias
The Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date2012-05-08
Genre Fiction
Pages 192
ISBN 9781453255810
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Meet the four Witkovsky sisters in this “fierce, hopeful” novel about growing old, “lightened by a wicked sense of humor” (Newsday). A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year Eighty-year-old Jenny—the baby of the family—has flown down to Miami, Florida—that gaudy, pastel-hued haven of the elderly—to look after her two oldest sisters: Eva, still going strong at ninety-five, and Naomi, ninety, who is riddled with cancer but retains her tart tongue and her jet-black head of hair. Then there’s Flora, an energetic eighty-five, who spends her time dating and making the rounds of the retirement homes with her standup routine. Their parents are long gone, their three brothers more recently so, but the sisters remain a family—with all the arguments and rivalries that entails. In a novel the Los Angeles Times hails as “quietly affecting,” Jenny, Eva, Naomi, and Flora wrestle with aches and pains, wheelchairs and walkers, as well as the questions we all face about independence, loss, and what really matters in the long run. A former literary editor for the Nation and a New Yorker contributor, Helen Yglesias conjures the unquenchable humor and immense courage of four very different women, and moves us to laughter and tears, in a story Publishers Weekly deems for “anyone who is watching people they love grow old”—or contemplating the experience.


The Book The Girls
The Author Michael J. Richmond
The Publisher iUniverse
Release Date2002-09-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 320
ISBN 9780595238149
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Exotic dancers,a corrupt preacher and small town politics throw author Joe Nash's life out of control and into the world of society's lost girls.


The Book The Girls
The Author Carole Bell Ford
The Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date2000
Genre History
Pages 217
ISBN 0791443647
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Tells the stories of the Jewish women who came of age in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in the 1940s and 1950s--the choices they made, and the boundaries within which they made them.


The Book Pink and Blue
The Author Jo Barraclough Paoletti
The Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date2012
Genre Social Science
Pages 169
ISBN 9780253001177
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Jo B. Paoletti's journey through the history of children's clothing began when she posed the question, "When did we start dressing girls in pink and boys in blue?" To uncover the answer, she looks at advertising, catalogs, dolls, baby books, mommy blogs and discussion forums, and other popular media to examine the surprising shifts in attitudes toward color as a mark of gender in American children's clothing. She chronicles the decline of the white dress for both boys and girls, the introduction of rompers in the early 20th century, the gendering of pink and blue, the resurgence of unisex fashions, and the origins of today's highly gender-specific baby and toddler clothing.


The Book The Girls in the Back Room
The Author Kelly Hankin
The Publisher U of Minnesota Press
Release Date2002
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 202
ISBN 0816639280
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The first comprehensive study of lesbian bars sheds light on this often overlooked aspect of gay subculture, focusing on the erotic, romantic, and social interactions that happen in such places. Simultaneous. (Social Science)


The Book One for the Girls
The Author Clarissa Smith
The Publisher Intellect Books
Release Date2007
Genre Social Science
Pages 263
ISBN UVA:X030103415
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Against the claims of the increasing sexualization of culture, one truism is constantly rehearsed - that women have little taste for pornography. One for the Girls! offers a new basis for understanding women's pleasures in sexually explicit materials, focusing on the production and consumption of For Women magazine. This book argues that theories of harm and women's subordination have deflected attention away from the lived experiences and practices of pornography. By focusing on an individual publication, this book illuminates the ways in which pornography is a social product and subject to a range of institutional practices which influence its styles and presentations. The investigation is complemented by a study of For Women readers, offering a multi-dimensional understanding of their relationships with this soft-core magazine."--BOOK JACKET


The Book The Girl s Own Book
The Author Lydia Maria Child
The Publisher
Release Date1833
Genre Amusements
Pages 288
ISBN HARVARD:RSMCZ6
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Girl s Own
The Author Claudia Nelson
The Publisher University of Georgia Press
Release Date2010-06-01
Genre History
Pages 312
ISBN 9780820336954
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The eleven contributors to The Girl's Own explore British and American Victorian representations of the adolescent girl by drawing on such contemporary sources as conduct books, housekeeping manuals, periodicals, biographies, photographs, paintings, and educational treatises. The institutions, practices, and literatures discussed reveal the ways in which the Girl expressed her independence, as well as the ways in which she was presented and controlled. As the contributors note, nineteenth-century visions of girlhood were extremely ambiguous. The adolescent girl was a fascinating and troubling figure to Victorian commentators, especially in debates surrounding female sexuality and behavior. The Girl's Own combines literary and cultural history in its discussion of both British and American texts and practices. Among the topics addressed are the nineteenth-century attempt to link morality and diet; the making of heroines in biographies for girls; Lewis Carroll's and John Millais's iconographies of girlhood in, respectively, their photographs and paintings; genre fiction for and by girls; and the effort to reincorporate teenage unwed mothers into the domestic life of Victorian America.


The Book The Girls
The Author Lori Lansens
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2011-10-27
Genre Fiction
Pages 352
ISBN 9781405512947
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: I have never looked into my sister's eyes. I have never bathed alone. I have never stood in the grass at night and raised my arms to a beguiling moon. I've never used an aeroplane bathroom. Or worn a hat. Or been kissed like that... So many things I've never done, but oh, how I've been loved. And, if such things were to be, I'd live a thousand times as me, to be loved so exponentially' In twenty-nine years, Rose Darlen has never spent a moment apart from her twin sister, Ruby. She has never gone for a solitary walk or had a private conversation. Yet, in all that time, she has never once looked into Ruby's eyes. Joined at the head, 'The Girls' (as they are known in their small town) attempt to lead a normal life, but can't help being extraordinary. Now almost thirty, Rose and Ruby are on the verge of becoming the oldest living craniopagus twins in history, but they are remarkable for a lot more than their unusual sisterly bond.


The Book Cameron and the Girls
The Author Edward Averett
The Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date2014-04-08
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 224
ISBN 9780544301627
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A boy suffering from schizophrenia falls into a love triangle with a girl in his junior high class--and a girl in his head.


The Book The Girls Life
The Author Karen Bokram
The Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
Release Date2009-03-19
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 296
ISBN 9781442970922
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Mad About The Girls
The Author Francesca Clementis
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2012-07-05
Genre Fiction
Pages 368
ISBN 9781405517034
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: All Lorna has ever wanted is a husband and four children. And now she has just that - except they are someone else's husband and someone else's children. But Robert Danson and his kids are practically hers. After all, Robert's wife had walked out on the family ten years earlier, and, having fallen for Robert, Lorna has been happy to step into the breach. So now Lorna has everything a real mother should have (aside from the stretch marks) and couldn't be happier, until Robert's real wife returns into their lives. She's beautiful, assured and looking for forgiveness. But is that all she wants? Lorna can't help but feel that this family isn't big enough for both of them . . .


The Book The Girls Who Went Away
The Author Ann Fessler
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2007-06-26
Genre Social Science
Pages 368
ISBN 9781101644294
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v. Wade. An adoptee who was herself surrendered during those years and recently made contact with her mother, Ann Fessler brilliantly brings to life the voices of more than a hundred women, as well as the spirit of those times, allowing the women to tell their stories in gripping and intimate detail.


The Book Turning on the Girls
The Author Cheryl Benard
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2002-07-30
Genre Fiction
Pages 320
ISBN 9780743442916
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In a futuristic world run by women, twenty-two-year-old Lisa is given the task of updating women's sexual fantasies, while Harmony, an underground men's movement, is plotting a violent revolution to put women back in their place. By the author of Moghul Buffet. Reprint.


The Book The Girls
The Author Asaf Rubina
The Publisher Trafford Publishing
Release Date2013-01-31
Genre Fiction
Pages 184
ISBN 9781466972490
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: On the verge of releasing the most critical album in their discography, The Gears find themselves in a society where the charts tell no lies and fame dictates public necessity. Soon the boys find that the price for glory often comes at steep costs and the violence that goes hand in hand with this lifestyle cannot be ignored. Meanwhile, Tammy cant take the heat out in Amsterdam, and Caroline cant stop getting beaten upside the head. Carla is resenting her husband while her daughter Ashly cant keep her dietary habits under control. The Girls is about sleeping around as much as it is about sitting around, and if youre not paying attention, someone might just end up going from white to black. Set in the end of the first decade of the 2000s, a lonely apartment, a single flight, and the Johannesburg bazaar are being used as weapons. Rubina The Girls is loaded with grief stricken prose and internal self-reflections regarding the emotions that drive the decisions we make at our most critical, passionate and miserably vulnerable.


The Book The Girls of Atomic City
The Author Denise Kiernan
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2013-03-05
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 400
ISBN 9781451617542
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC C ITY AT THE HEIGHT OF WORLD WAR II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians—many of them young women from small towns across the South—were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. That is, until the end of the war—when Oak Ridge’s secret was revealed. Drawing on the voices of the women who lived it—women who are now in their eighties and nineties— The Girls of Atomic City rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of American history from obscurity. Denise Kiernan captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage. Combining the grand-scale human drama of The Worst Hard Time with the intimate biography and often troubling science of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Girls of Atomic City is a lasting and important addition to our country’s history.