The Only Girl In The Car

Author: Kathy Dobie
Editor: Delta
ISBN: 0307765822
Size: 15,33 MB
Format: PDF
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

The Only Girl In The Game

Author: John D. MacDonald
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0307827046
Size: 16,74 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 736

The Only Girl in the Game, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. Her employers are the high priests of the great gambling mecca in the desert—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 in this world without end. But no matter how hard she tries to escape her past, she’s fated to be caught forever backstage in the sick glitter of the infamous Las Vegas strip with nothing but sand and neon and money, money, everywhere. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—Dean Koontz “To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut “A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark

The Girl In The Mirror

Author: Sheila Brooks
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491744634
Size: 10,48 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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!

The Girl In The Pink Beret

Author: Jackie Navielle
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496939352
Size: 17,52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Girl in the Pink Beret Who Sits Alone & Thinks in Silence is the story of a fictional character who is both jaded and misunderstood. She is easily overshadowed and forgotten by those around her, which causes her to make assumptions about the people she encounters and the world she lives in. This multipart novel follows the stories and accounts of The Girl in the Pink Beret and those who impact her, providing the reader with multiple points of view. Full of plot-changing twists, realistic situations, mild graphic language, and controversial subject matter, this novel is sure to entice.

The Girl In The Red Coat

Author: Kate Hamer
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571313256
Size: 13,12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 695

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.

Vet In Harness

Author: James Herriot
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447230345
Size: 11,66 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 Girl In The Queue

Editor: Deepankar
ISBN: 1466030410
Size: 15,41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 342

Sleepers Awake

Author: Eden Barber
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1623420199
Size: 18,60 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 720

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

The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

Author: Judy Doenges
Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472115617
Size: 20,18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 491

A beautiful and compelling story of a young girl's struggle to escape a town trapped by conformity and a family on the verge of dissolution

Chicago Stories Growing Up In The Windy City

Author: Thomas Walsh
ISBN: 1456608975
Size: 19,42 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 137

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.