Author: Jodi Taylor
Publisher: Hachette UK
From the author of the internationally bestselling Chronicles of St Mary's series... The Nothing Girl has grown up. It's life as usual at Frogmorton Farm - which is to say that events have passed the merely eccentric and are now galloping headlong towards the completely bizarre. Once again Jenny struggles to stay afloat in the stormy seas of matrimony with her husband, Russell Checkland, together with an unlikely mix of Patagonian Attack Chickens, Jack the Sad Donkey, and Mrs Crisp's mysterious boyfriend. The old favourites are still around, of course. There's Marilyn the Omnivorous Donkey, Russell's ex-girlfriend Don't Call Me Franny, and the neurotic Boxer, currently failing to deal with butterfly trauma. So nothing much is new ... except for the mysterious figure dogging Jenny's steps and who, if she didn't know better, she would swear was her sinister cousin Christopher, last seen being hurled from the house by her wayward husband. He couldn't possibly be stupid enough to come back and try again ... Could he?
Author: Jodi Taylor
Publisher: Knaur eBook
Die englische Bestseller-Autorin Jodi Taylor legt mit „Draußen wartet die Liebe“ einen warmherzigen Frauen-Roman vor, voller poetischer Bilder und britischem Witz. Ihre Heldin Jenny entwickelt sich in dieser charmanten Liebes-Geschichte vom schüchternen Entlein zum selbstbewussten Schwan, von einem Mädchen ohne Freunde zur glücklich verliebten Frau – eine moderne Aschenputtel-Geschichte, anrührend, liebevoll und originell. Wenn man 28 Jahre alt ist und schrecklich schüchtern, furchtbar stottert und von Onkel und Tante quasi vor der Welt versteckt wird, dann braucht es eine gehörige Portion Mut, um das Leben endlich in die eigenen Hände zu nehmen. Doch unterstützt von Thomas, dem wohl zauberhaftesten imaginären Freund der Welt, und von Russel, dem chaotischen Maler mit seinem heruntergekommenen britischen Landhaus und dem Herz voller Liebeskummer, greift Jenny schließlich mit beiden Händen nach dem, was ihr neues Leben werden wird – entschlossen, es nie wieder herzugeben. Ein Liebes-Roman so "very british", gefühlvoll und witzig wie ein Hugh-Grant-Film!
Author: Beth Goobie
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Sophie is in trouble. She is on probation for stealing and is doing poorly at school. Her mom doesn’t talk to her, and the other adults in her life are pressuring Sophie to talk about her bruises. Sophie worries that if she tells, she will be sent to live in a group home. Her friend Jujube is the only person who knows the truth, and now Jujube, too, wants Sophie to speak up.
12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying
Author: Cheryl Dellasega,Charisse Nixon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
The only book with a program that is proven to solve the problem of female bullying, a controversial issue first exposed in the bestselling Reviving Ophelia. Stop the Hurting Mary Pipher's bestselling Reviving Ophelia triggered widespread interest in the culture of preteen and teenage girls and the seeming epidemic of relational aggression (bullying) among them. Gossip, teasing, forming cliques, and other cruel behaviors are the basis of this bullying, which harms both victim and aggressor. Until now, no one has been able to offer practical and effective solutions that stop girls from hurting each other with words and actions. But in Girl Wars, two experts explain not only how to prevent such behavior but also how to intervene should it happen, as well as overcome the culture that breeds it. Illustrated by compelling true stories from mothers and girls, the authors offer effective, easy-to-implement strategies that range from preventive to prescriptive, such as how to -Adopt a "help, don't hurt" strategy -Provide positive role models -Teach communication skills online and off -Stress assertiveness, not aggressiveness -Learn conflict resolution skills -Identify alternatives to bullying behavior With their combined experience in offering and evaluating programs that combat bullying, the authors show that girls not only want to help rather than hurt each other, they can do so with guidance from concerned adults.
Author: Lema Long
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
When Brooklyn native Kennedy Owens moves to Orlando, Florida, her six best friends follow. The seven girls are enjoying their new life down south but are also dealing with a myriad of unpleasant life circumstances. Luckily, they have each other to lean on every step of the way. Unfortunately, there is an old friend back home in New York who isnt so much a friend but someone who wishes she were living the girls lives instead of her own. Despite the fact that she stays behind in Brooklyn, Diamond Robinson begins to cause trouble for the seven friends. Its bad enough that she sets out to win Skys husband, Fuji. But when Diamond hatches a plan to teach Portia what it means to live in the real world, she has taken it one step too far.
Author: MARK BADE
MILA HAS A GREAT GIFT. SHE CAN REVIVE THE DEAD SIMPLY BY FALLING IN LOVE WITH THEM. THE GIRL DISCOVERS HER TALENT AFTER AFFAIRS WITH THREE FAMOUS GHOSTS. ONE IS AN EIGHTIES ROCKSTAR, THE SECOND A FAMED OLYMPIAN, THE LAST A SURREALIST PAINTER. THE WORLD DISCOVERS HER HIDDEN POWER AND WORSHIPS HER AS A GOD. BUT THE FAME IS TOO MUCH AND A PUBLIC BACKLASH ENSUES, FORCING THE GIRL TO SURVIVE AMONG A CRUMBLING PLANET AND A PLOTTING SECRET SOCIETY.
Author: Diana Strelow
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
You cant get there from here. Not any more. No road exists today to take you to take anyone anywhere near the place where the awful things happened. The reason no one can go there, though, is that its no longer there -- the ostensibly happy and naive; the joyfully prosperous world that was America in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Id made a life in that world; living in it was for me, for a long time, incredibly good; But one day everything I loved and believed in and counted on became something more horrible, even, than I remembered happening years before; what happened to my life now would take years to overcome. When I was thirteen, my father--- in almost every way an intelligent, kind, sensitive man, found himself gratifying my mothers rage: I had talked back angrily to one or both of them. I was not a beautiful child; I knew that and hated it. And later Id know that Mama wanted no ugly duckling in her life-- I loved Mama, but what she couldnt feel for me was clear. Too often a terrible scene would begin to play itself out; insane, angry violence would again overwhelm me, demolishing everything I was; Id feel it for the rest of the day and the night as well. And as Daddy imparted his rage to me -- to my life itself -- my own anger would rise to meet it; the scenes that took place at our house were terrible. And later, the halting, painful, always slow climb up the stairs to bed was always more of an ordeal than I could bear to face. And I was sure that with every blow my father administered, as he swung again and again at my head,, that my life had already been ruined, that I could never overcome what had been happening. Although for years I hoped I was wrong about that, and I did my best.... and continued to hope.....
Author: Sophia Amoruso
Category: Business & Economics
THE RUNAWAY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion—it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees. Sophia’s never been a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is winding as all hell and lined with naysayers. #GIRLBOSS includes Sophia’s story, yet is infinitely bigger than Sophia. It’s deeply personal yet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up calls (“You are not a special snowflake”), cunning and frank observations (“Failure is your invention”), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal’s meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that being successful isn’t about how popular you were in high school or where you went to college (if you went to college). Rather, success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break. A #GIRLBOSS takes her life seriously without taking herself too seriously. She takes chances and takes responsibility on her own terms. She knows when to throw punches and when to roll with them. When to button up and when to let her freak flag fly. As Sophia writes, “I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t let The Man get to you. OK? Cool. Then let’s do this.” From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Hachette UK
The world had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted. Trisha McFarland discovered this when she was nine years old. Lost in the woods. Trisha has only veered a little way off the path. But in her panic to get back to her family, she takes a turning that leads into the tangled undergrowth, deeper into the woods. At first it’s just the bugs, midges and mosquitoes. Then comes the hunger. For comfort she tunes her Walkman into broadcasts of the Red Sox baseball games and the performances of her hero Tom Gordon. As darkness begins to fall and Trisha struggles for survival and a way out, she realises that she is not alone. There’s something else in the woods – watching. Waiting...
Author: Mary Celeste Kearney
Category: Social Science
More girls are producing media today than at any other point in U.S. history, and they are creating media texts in virtually every format currently possible--magazines, films, musical recordings, and websites. Girls Make Media explores how young female media producers have reclaimed and reconfigured girlhood as a site for radical social, cultural, and political agency. Central to the book is an analysis of Riot Grrrl--a 1990s feminist youth movement from a fusion of punk rock and gender theory-and the girl power movement it inspired. The author also looks at the rise of girls-only media education programs, and the creation of girls' studies. This book will be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand contemporary female youth in today's media culture.
Current Psychoanalytic Views
Author: D. Mendell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The past fifteen years have seen a resurgence of interest in the psychology of female development, impelled by factors both intrinsic and external to psychoanalysis. Within psychoanalysis, increasingly sophisticated formulations regarding ego development and object relations have modified and elaborated drive-oriented conceptualizations of psychosexual development. In addition, the recent focus upon narcissistic and borderline adult pathologies has led to a closer examination of the earliest phases of life, with emphasis upon early mother-child interactions and the nature of early identifications, narcissistic development and the formation of gender identity. The social and cultural changes reflected in the women's movement resulted in widespread charges that Freudian doctrine concerning female development was denigrating and phallocentric; in responding to this challenge, psychoanalytic theorists were stimulated to reconsider established hypotheses that viewed femininity as a secondary, defensive formulation. In addition, new discoveries and reinterpretations relating to fetal development and the physiology of the female orgasm challenged traditional conceptions about the masculine nature of libido. These various strands of developing knowledge and interest intersect in the area of early female development and make it a focal point from which to investigate and resolve major issues in psychoanalytic thinking. As inconsistencies and errors in the classical formulations about female psychosexual development are discovered, and reformulations made through closely detiriled observations based on current theoretical assumptions, they in tum illuminate issues in ego psychology, object relations and narcissistic development, and enlarge the entire body of psychoanalytic theory.
Von der Macht der Geschichten in Zeiten des Krieges
Author: Clemantine Wamariya
Publisher: Droemer eBook
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Als Kind entkommt die Menschrechtsaktivistin Clemantine Wamariya dem Völkermord in Ruanda. Sie erhält Asyl in den USA, hält heute Vorträge und setzt sich für Benachteiligte und Aufbauhilfe in Afrika ein. Eine inspirierende Lebensgeschichte, außergewöhnlich berührend erzählt. Menschenrechtsaktivistin und Yale-Absolventin Clemantine Wamariya setzt sich weltweit für Benachteiligte ein, hält Vorträge und TEDTalks und wurde von Barack Obama ans U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum berufen. Auf den ersten Blick ist ihr Leben eine Erfolgsgeschichte, doch in Wahrheit kämpft sie jeden Tag darum, ihre zerbrochene Welt wieder zu kitten. Als Sechsjährige musste sie an der Seite ihrer Schwester vor dem Völkermord in Ruanda fliehen. Sechs Jahre dauerte ihre Odyssee und führt sie durch insgesamt sieben afrikanische Länder. Im Flüchtlingscamp in Malawi, im Slum in Sambia, im Trubel des südafrikanischen Durbans überleben die Mädchen mit Ideenreichtum und der festen Absicht, ihr Schicksal nicht einfach hinzunehmen. Mit dreizehn erhält Clemantine die Chance auf ein zweites Leben: In den USA bietet man ihr Asyl, Schulbildung und jeglichen Überfluss der westlichen Welt. Sie nutzt diese Chance auf einen Neubeginn und beginnt, ihre Lebensgeschichte neu zu schreiben, Tag für Tag ein kleines bisschen. Mit beeindruckender sprachlicher Kraft erzählt sie, wie es ihr gelang, dem Genozid zu entkommen und sich auf ihre größte Stärke zu besinnen: die Macht ihrer Vorstellungskraft und der Geschichten, durch die sie überlebte.
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
Der internationale Nr.-1-Bestseller! Jeden Morgen pendelt Rachel mit dem Zug in die Stadt, und jeden Morgen hält der Zug an der gleichen Stelle auf der Strecke an. Rachel blickt in die Gärten der umliegenden Häuser, beobachtet ihre Bewohner. Oft sieht sie ein junges Paar: Jess und Jason nennt Rachel die beiden. Sie führen – wie es scheint – ein perfektes Leben. Ein Leben, wie Rachel es sich wünscht. Eines Tages beobachtet sie etwas Schockierendes. Kurz darauf liest sie in der Zeitung vom Verschwinden einer Frau – daneben ein Foto von »Jess«. Rachel meldet ihre Beobachtung der Polizei und verstrickt sich damit unentrinnbar in die folgenden Ereignisse ...
Author: Chike Momah
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This is a story of the Igbo Diaspora in America. It is a story of the cultural conflicts that often arise when an Igbo youth falls in love with, and wants to marry, a non-Igbo. Okocha Anigbo, one of the two sons of Chief Nat and Lolo Ekemma Anigbo, meets and falls in love with an American girl, Tatiana Karefa, the daughter of Edna and Philip Karefa, a jovial and unapologetic Baptist. But Chief Anigbo, a well-respected Igbo community leader and vocal opponent of cross-cultural marriages, is bitterly and implacably opposed to his sons plan to marry the American girl. Entreaties from his son, and even from one of the respected elders of the Igbo community, Chikezie Odogwu, fail to persuade him to change his position. For his part, Okocha sees the traditional and cultural underpinnings relating to the institution of marriage among the Igbo as a veritable Wall of Jericho that needs to be breached, to let the Igbo youth freely marry from outside the Igbo clan. In the teeth of Chief Anigbos opposition, but with the blessing of Philip Karefa, Okocha and Tatiana marry. The denouement comes with the birth of their child.
Author: Margaret Dickinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Red Sky in the Morning is an unputdownable historical story from Margaret Dickinson, richly evocative of the Lincolnshire landscape. A young girl stands alone in the cobbled marketplace of a small Lincolnshire town, bedraggled, soaked through and very afraid. Who is she? Where has she come from and from whom is she running away? No one knows or cares. Only kindly farmer Eddie Appleyard recognizes something in the girl that touches his heart. In a drunken haze and scarcely realizing what he is doing, Eddie takes her home, even though his wife is a tyrant, who will believe the worst. 'Is this your fancy piece?' Bertha accuses and turns Anna out into the cold, wet night. Eddie hides the girl in the hayloft and, later, in a tumbledown shepherd's cottage that becomes her new home. Anna's arrival will change their lives; Eddie's, Bertha's and even that of their young son, Tony, torn between his warring parents and the mysterious stranger. It will take years for the secrets of Anna's former life to be revealed, but Bertha bides her time and awaits her moment, little realizing the tragedy her vengeance will unleash.
Author: Willo Davis Roberts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Katie can make things move with her mind and understand what animals are thinking and one day, suspecting that there are three others with her powers, she runs away to find them.
African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence
Author: Jody Miller
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
2010 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the American Sociological Association; Race, Gender, and Class Section 2008 Finalist, The Society for the Study of Social Problems C. Wright Mills Award Much has been written about the challenges that face urban African American young men, but less is said about the harsh realities for African American young women in disadvantaged communities. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and even gang rape are not uncommon experiences. In Getting Played, sociologist Jody Miller presents a compelling picture of this dire social problem and explores how inextricably, and tragically, linked violence is to their daily lives in poor urban neighborhoods. Drawing from richly textured interviews with adolescent girls and boys, Miller brings a keen eye to the troubling realities of a world infused with danger and gender-based violence. These girls are isolated, ignored, and often victimized by those considered family and friends. Community institutions such as the police and schools that are meant to protect them often turn a blind eye, leaving girls to fend for themselves. Miller draws a vivid picture of the race and gender inequalities that harm these communities—and how these result in deeply and dangerously engrained beliefs about gender that teach youths to see such violence—rather than the result of broader social inequalities—as deserved due to individual girls' flawed characters, i.e., she deserved it. Through Miller's careful analysis of these engaging, often unsettling stories, Getting Played shows us not only how these young women are victimized, but how, despite vastly inadequate social support and opportunities, they struggle to navigate this dangerous terrain.
Author: Lucinda Riley
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Nothing sings as sweetly as love, or burns quite like betrayal Rosanna Menici is just a girl when she meets Roberto Rossini, the man who will change her life. In the years to come, their destinies are bound together by their extraordinary talents as opera singers and by their enduring but obsessive love for each other - a love that will ultimately affect the lives of all those closest to them. For, as Rosanna slowly discovers, their union is haunted by irreversible events from the past . . . Rosanna's journey takes her from humble beginnings in the back streets of Naples to the glittering stages of the world's most prestigious opera houses. Set against a memorable backdrop of Lucinda Riley's trademark evocative locations, The Italian Girl unfolds into a poignant and unforgettable tale of love, betrayal and self-discovery. *First published as Aria under the name Lucinda Edmonds, now extensively rewritten*
Author: Joanna Trollope
Publisher: Random House
Gillon - red-haired, intelligent, vulnerable - comes to London to escape from the demands of her wealthy, conventional, socially superior family in Charleston, South Carolina. An art historian, she has a chance meeting with Tilly, whose long-term boyfriend Henry is a wildlife photographer who is finding it hard to commit. Before long Gillon has moved into their flat, replacing Henry's old mate William, William's on-off-girlfriend Susie, and a lots of mess and disorganisation. Things are changing, and Tilly finds it difficult to accept that her dreams of settling down with Henry are receding further into the distance, especially when Henry announces that he is going to South Carolina to photograph the abundant wildlife of the area. There, Henry is wholly seduced by the charms of Charleston, by Gillon's family, and by the old patrician way of life which presents itself. The rules seem to be changing, the time passing by, and the future is becoming less and less certain...