The Only Girl In The Car

Author: Kathy Dobie
Editor: Delta
ISBN: 0307765822
Size: 16,66 MB
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The Only Girl in the Car Bookworm and dreamer, Kathy was a young girl with a tender heart, an adventurer’s spirit, and a child’s terrible confusion about her proper place in the world. As the oldest daughter in a family of six children, she seemed trapped in her role as Big Sister and Mommy’s Helper. Then, one day, teetering on the brink of adolescence, hormones surging, she heard someone call her “cheesecake,” and suddenly saw her path. “Cheesecake, jailbait, sex kitten”--the very words seemed to be “doors opening” to a splendid new self. But from the moment she decides to lose her virginity and reels in her prey, a “full-grown man,” fourteen-year-old Kathy is headed for trouble. One cold, raw March night some months later, parked in a car with four boys on the outskirts of her small suburban town, she finds it. Though she could never have foreseen the outcome of that night, the “boys in the car could just as well have been Gypsies foretelling my future,” she writes. Girls who break the rules in small towns like the one she lived in are expected to pay a very high price for their transgressions--and she did. And yet...this young girl, as scrappy a protagonist as any in our literature, manages to transform her fate. The story of how she came to be in that car, and how she stepped out of it forever altered, to be sure, yet not forever damaged, is the theme of this extraordinary coming-of-age tale.

The Only Girl In The Game

Author: John D. MacDonald
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471911616
Size: 14,12 MB
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Her employers are the high priests of Las Vegas and she is their handmaiden. Her job is to lead the lambs to the sacrifice, to keep them happy at the tables, where her partners slaughter the suckers. She longs to be free of the entertainers rubbing elbows with thugs at the craps tables, the divorcées hocking their jewels next to all-night marriage chapels, and the little white balls bouncing along the roulette wheels twenty-four hours a day. But no matter how hard she tries to escape her past, she's fated to be caught for ever backstage in the sick glitter of the infamous strip with nothing but sand and neon and money, money, everywhere.

The Girl In The Mirror

Author: Sheila Brooks
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491744634
Size: 12,86 MB
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Sheila did not have what many would consider an easy childhood, but through the love and care of her darling Granny Brooks, she learned perseverance and to have faith at a young age. In The Girl in the Mirror, Sheila invites you into her life journey from childhood to adulthood. She shares her experiences—good, bad, and somewhere in between—and how she thought of those occasions at the time, as a child, teenager, and adult. She also shares how she was able to change her perceptions of the bad experiences to help her to be a better person. Through it all, she remains adamant about not allowing unpleasant experiences to prevent her from being whole, healthy, and successful. Ultimately designed to prompt readers to look deeper into their own lives and experiences and look at them in a positive light, The Girl in the Mirror was created to inform, educate, and inspire all to become more conscious and to take a deeper look into their lives and the world they live in. Through Sheila’s journeys, readers can draw insight and inspiration on how to take control of their lives and be the great people they were created to be. No matter what your challenges, the greatest victory is to rise above and claim your most satisfying life!

Girl In The Cellar The Natascha Kampusch Story

Author: Allan Hall
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473609550
Size: 13,83 MB
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When Natascha Kampusch made her bid for freedom on 23 August 2006 after eight years held captive in a seemingly ordinary Austrian suburban house, her story horrified and astonished the entire world. How did she survive a childhood locked in a cellar What sort of young woman had emerged What kind of man was Wolfgang Priklopil, her abductor - and what demands had he made of her As the days and weeks passed and Natascha's TV interview failed to quell the curiosity, so the questions began to change. What exactly was the relationship between abductor and hostage Why had Natascha waited so long to escape when it seemed there had been other, earlier opportunities Did Natascha's parents know Priklopil before he kidnapped their daughter Allan Hall and Michael Leidig have tracked the story from the days of the 10-year-old's disappearance. They have spoken to police investigators, lawyers, psychiatrists, and to the family members closest to Natascha. They have come as close as possible to uncovering the full, shocking story. It is a story that tests the limits of our understanding of how human beings behave - and makes our hearts bleed for the plight of an innocent child caught up in a horror story almost beyond our imagining.

Vet In Harness

Author: James Herriot
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447230345
Size: 13,84 MB
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The Yorkshire dales have never seemed more beautiful for James - now he has a lovely wife by his side, a partner's plate on the gate and the usual menagerie of farm animals, pets and owners demanding his constant attention and teaching him a few lessons along the way. All of the old Darrowby friends are on top form - Siegfried thrashes round the practice, Tristan occasionally buckles down for finals and James is signed up for a local cricket team. From the author whose books inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small, Vet in Harness is the fourth volume of James Herriot's classic memoirs; a book for all those who find laughter and joy in animals, and who know and understand the magic and beauty of Britain’s wild places.

The Little Girl Within

Author: Willia Winnie Momberere
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781456806354
Size: 20,59 MB
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Esther, a girl who has been groomed by her grandmother to trust and believe in God, got a chance to go to high school. By divine connection, she meets Beth on her way to school. Beths family becomes a blessing to Esther in many ways. But an encounter with the Bad Girls Club, an occult group, separates the best friends after the school was turned into a spiritual battlefi eld. Esther hooks up with Sheila, a secret agent of the Bad Girls Club, who lures her from her God. Ruben, a popular boy at school, becomes a major player in altering her destiny, but God had not given up on her. The Word that was sowed in her became a paintbrush stroking up and down, bringing out the bright colors in her. Through Ms. Susie, her mentor, the power of Gods Word weaved every thread in place, creating a tapestry of a fl awless garment to cover the nakedness of her past, yet manifesting the greatness in her.

The Girl In The Red Coat

Author: Kate Hamer
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571313256
Size: 12,93 MB
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She is the missing girl. But she doesn't know she's lost. Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother at a local children's festival, and is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. He tells her that her mother has had an accident and that she is to live with him for now. As days become weeks with her new family, 8-year-old Carmel realises that this man believes she has a special gift... While her mother desperately tries to find her, Carmel embarks on an extraordinary journey, one that will make her question who she is - and who she might become.

Sleepers Awake

Author: Eden Barber
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1623420199
Size: 14,43 MB
Format: PDF
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Overeducated and underemployed, Ivy League graduate Agnes Larch spends every day steeped in failure and sleeps every night without dreaming...that is, until the unexpected death of Ian Millbrook, the boy she's silently loved her whole life. Grieving and forced to confront her long-buried feelings for Ian, Agnes undergoes an arduous physical and spiritual journey to unearth her past and untangle her future. She walks in two worlds, the waking and the dreaming, each world filled with secrets, mysteries, and maybe, if she believes enough, miracles

Chicago Stories Growing Up In The Windy City

Author: Thomas Walsh
ISBN: 1456608975
Size: 15,76 MB
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Tim is the youngest son of Irish American immigrants growing up in Chicago in the 1950's and 60's. Follow his memories of Chicago in short stories that recall the sights, sounds, vigor and tensions that were the Windy City. Share in Tim's joys, sadness, successes and failures as he navigates through life in his Chicago neighborhood. Meet the varied, interesting, and intriguing people - both good and bad that he encounters as he grows up. Enjoy Tim's experiences with the places and institutions that made Chicago great. From the magnificent lakefront parks and beaches, sports stadiums, and mass transit to the thrills of Riverview Park, share in the vitality of life in Chicago as Tim grows to manhood.

The Underground Girls Of Kabul

Author: Jenny Nordberg
Editor: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307952517
Size: 18,54 MB
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An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom in Afghanistan that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl. In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned as misfortune. A bacha posh (literally translated from Dari as “dressed up like a boy”) is a third kind of child--a girl temporarily raised as a boy and presented as such to the outside world. Jenny Nordberg, the reporter who broke the story of this phenomenon for the New York Times, constructs a powerful and moving account of those secretly living on the other side of a deeply segregated society where women have almost no rights and little freedom. The Underground Girls of Kabul is anchored by vivid characters who bring this remarkable story to life: Azita, a female parliamentarian who sees no other choice but to turn her fourth daughter Mehran into a boy; Zahra, the tomboy teenager who struggles with puberty and refuses her parents’ attempts to turn her back into a girl; Shukria, now a married mother of three after living for twenty years as a man; and Nader, who prays with Shahed, the undercover female police officer, as they both remain in male disguise as adults. At the heart of this emotional narrative is a new perspective on the extreme sacrifices of Afghan women and girls against the violent backdrop of America’s longest war. Divided into four parts, the book follows those born as the unwanted sex in Afghanistan, but who live as the socially favored gender through childhood and puberty, only to later be forced into marriage and childbirth. The Underground Girls of Kabul charts their dramatic life cycles, while examining our own history and the parallels to subversive actions of people who live under oppression everywhere.