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Girlfighting

Author : Lyn Mikel Brown
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For some time, reality TV, talk shows, soap-operas, and sitcoms have turned their spotlights on women and girls who thrive on competition and nastiness. Few fairytales lack the evil stepmother, wicked witch, or jealous sister. Even cartoons feature mean and sassy girls who only become sweet and innocent when adults appear. And recently, popular books and magazines have turned their gaze away from ways of positively influencing girls' independence and self-esteem and towards the topic of girls' meanness to other girls. What does this say about the way our culture views girlhood? How much do these portrayals affect the way girls view themselves? In Girlfighting, psychologist and educator Lyn Mikel Brown scrutinizes the way our culture nurtures and reinforces this sort of meanness in girls. She argues that the old adage “girls will be girls”—gossipy, competitive, cliquish, backstabbing— and the idea that fighting is part of a developmental stage or a rite-of-passage, are not acceptable explanations. Instead, she asserts, girls are discouraged from expressing strong feelings and are pressured to fulfill unrealistic expectations, to be popular, and struggle to find their way in a society that still reinforces gender stereotypes and places greater value on boys. Under such pressure, in their frustration and anger, girls (often unconsciously) find it less risky to take out their fears and anxieties on other girls instead of challenging the ways boys treat them, the way the media represents them, or the way the culture at large supports sexist practices. Girlfighting traces the changes in girls' thoughts, actions and feelings from childhood into young adulthood, providing the developmental understanding and theoretical explanation often lacking in other conversations. Through interviews with over 400 girls of diverse racial, economic, and geographic backgrounds, Brown chronicles the labyrinthine journey girls take from direct and outspoken children who like and trust other girls, to distrusting and competitive young women. She argues that this familiar pathway can and should be interrupted and provides ways to move beyond girlfighting to build girl allies and to support coalitions among girls. By allowing the voices of girls to be heard, Brown demonstrates the complex and often contradictory realities girls face, helping us to better understand and critique the socializing forces in their lives and challenging us to rethink the messages we send them.

We Can t Be Friends

Author : Cyndy Etler
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The companion to The Dead Inside, "[An] unnerving and heartrending memoir" (Publishers Weekly) This is the story of my return to high school. This is the true story of how I didn't die. High school sucks for a lot of people. High school extra sucks when you believe, deep in your soul, that every kid in the school is out to get you. I wasn't popular before I got locked up in Straight Inc., the notorious "tough love" program for troubled teens. So it's not like I was walking around thinking everyone liked me. But when you're psychologically beaten for sixteen months, you start to absorb the lessons. The lessons in Straight were: You are evil. Your peers are evil. Everything is evil except Straight, Inc. Before long, you're a true believer. And when you're finally released, sent back into the world, you crave safety. Crave being back in the warehouse. And if you can't be there, you'd rather be dead.

Dober Man and Friends

Author : Paul Fields
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Lee Austin is a rich business man who is trying to save his best friend his Doberman Pinscher, Duke from his illness and ultimately from dying. Out of Lees passion for science and his love for animals, Lee Austin and Dr. Nick Nelson come up with a super genetics formula to save Duke. And Lee Austin, Duke and Dizmo end up with Super Powers and they end up in the battle of their lives trying to save the city of Darsidius. ----------------------

Faraday Comes Home

Author : Robert Harlow
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Robert Harlow is one of Canadas best kept literary secrets. A noted craftsman, he is also one its finest story-tellers. Born in northern British Columbia, he was a military pilot for a number of years, later a student at the Iowa Writers Workshop, then a producer and director for a decade-and-a-half at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation before joining the faculty of The University of British Columbia. He now lives and writes on one of the Gulf Islands off Canadas southwest coast.

Diamonds Are Not Always a Girl S Best Friend

Author : Lema Long
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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.

Old Friends

Author : Montgomery Monette; Lori Hess
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The last time Rod Poitra saw his old friend, the mage Derrick Lashan, Lashan was, literally, insane. As in, tied-to-the-bed, screaming crazy. So, when Lashan shows up on Rod’s doorstep two years later, the former pipe-carrier is just happy Lashan knows his own name. But then Rod gets a visit from the otherworldly being Sebastian Strange, who warns Rod that Lashan isn’t nearly as together as he seems. Can an emotionally-burned-out pipe-carrier stop Lashan from destroying himself and everyone else on the res? The things you do for your friends!

Tennis Star

Author : Raewyn Caisley
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TENNIS STAR is the story of twelve-year-old Nathan Taylor, who everybody says looks like his hero Richard Krafter. After unexpected success at the District Final, Nathan begins to take himself a little too seriously. On and off court, Nathan’s attention-seeking and aggressiveness begins to alienate his friends and disappoint his family. Soon he must decide what the most important things are about tennis, and life – playing to succeed at any price, or playing for the love of the game and the friendship it fosters ... From Raewyn Caisley, the acclaimed and established author of TOP MARKS, IN UNION, HOT SHOT, QUEEN’S CUBBY, FREE STYLE and GREAT LEAD, comes another book in the popular Junior Sports Series.

Hard Target

Author : Harv Hollek
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The government of the United States and the supposed shadow government, and yet another layer that has perhaps the last say on who will really govern the country has Quinn Rafferty trying to protect the life of the President to assure the relationship between him and the Chinese keeps going forward. The forces who are trying to make a one world order will do anything to succeed in that endeavor. From Seattle Washington, to Shanghai China, and then Mexico and on Washington D.C and Pakistan. The many twists and turns will keep you reading to the end. Youre going to like this guy Quinn as he makes it all look easy.

Cheryl Blossom 20

Author : Dan Parent
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"Cinderblossom" Designing gowns is exhausting-- so exhausting in fact that Cheryl dozes off in the middle of designing gowns for "Fresh" magazine. Deep in dreamland, wealthy, hip Cheryl winds up a poor, put-upon peasant in her very own Cinderella fantasy. Will she wake up "happily ever after"?

Black House

Author : Stephen King
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Talisman, “an intelligent…suspenseful page-turner” (The Wall Street Journal) from “two master craftsmen, each at the top of his game” (The Washington Post). Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer traveled to a parallel universe called the Territories to save his mother and her Territories “Twinner” from an agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the nearly nonexistent hamlet of Tamarack, Wisconsin. He has no recollection of his adventures in the Territories, and was compelled to leave the police force when an odd, happenstance event threatened to awaken those memories. When a series of gruesome murders occur in western Wisconsin that are reminiscent of those committed several decades ago by a madman named Albert Fish, the killer is dubbed “the Fishman,” and Jack’s buddy, the local chief of police, begs Jack to help the inexperienced force find him. But are these new killings merely the work of a disturbed individual, or has a mysterious and malignant force been unleashed in this quiet town? What causes Jack’s inexplicable waking dreams—if that is what they are—of robins’ eggs and red feathers? It’s almost as if someone is trying to tell him something. As this cryptic message becomes increasingly impossible to ignore, Jack is drawn back to the Territories and to his own hidden past, where he may find the soul-strength to enter a terrifying house at the end of a deserted tract of forest, there to encounter the obscene and ferocious evils sheltered within it.

Harvest

Author : Robert Pobi
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From the internationally bestselling author of Eye of the Storm comes a new novel introducing the fiery Alexandra “Hemi” Hemingway as she tracks down a serial killer cutting a swathe across New York City. A stifling heat wave rolls into New York City, amplifying the already critical level of tension in the fragile concrete ecosystem. Recently recovered from a shoot-out that nearly killed her, homicide detective Alexandra “Hemi” Hemingway is already on edge. But then, on the morning Hemi discovers she is pregnant, a twisted serial killer makes his debut. And the heat goes up. Soon, Hemi is besieged on all fronts as she struggles to catch up to a killer who always seems one step ahead. And as she pieces together the clues along the trail, it isn’t long before tensions boil over and Hemi finds herself a target in the deadly competition. Not for the faint of heart, Harvest is a relentless ride that takes you through the fractured world of a nascent killer. And you will never feel safe again.

Birmingham Friends

Author : Annie Murray
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A remarkable, stirring novel, Birmingham Friends perfectly captures the complicated intimacy of female relationships. Anna has always been exceptionally close to her mother, Kate and as a child, was captivated by the stories her mother would tell of her childhood in Birmingham with her best friend, Olivia. Olivia and Kate seemed to have a magical friendship. But when Kate dies, she leaves her daughter a final story, one that this time tells the whole truth of her life with Olivia Kemp. As Anna reads, she is shocked to discover how little she really knew about the mother she felt so close to. With Kate's words of caution ringing in her head, she goes in search of the one woman who can answer urgent questions about her mother's life, and about her own . . . *Birmingham Friends was originally published as Kate and Olivia*

Bookalam Park

Author : Andre Giordano
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In this book Im talking about the door of heaven above a footbridge in the center part of the park far from the entrance, not easily accessible or visible, it opens only when visitors from heaven wants to come to earth for a time value hosted by fairies or vice versa when they have business with therepresentatives of God in heaven. The door is supposed to open permanently to created a new age for men to enjoy in the near future, the role of men is simple, it is to walk holding in his mind the equilibrium of all the tendencies of the collective karma through out the planet, for that in my story they are helped by Lord Vishnu the maintainer of the world, but fi rst and foremost this is also a love story. Love heals, it maintains harmony, it is cosmic and reaches all parts of the universe, when strong it erases differences.

What Do I Say to a Friend Who s Gay

Author : Emily Parke Chase
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With real-life stories and answers from a Christian perspective, this text teaches young adults how to openly minister to gay friends and deal with personal questions regarding the social ambiguities of homosexuality.

Leap Day

Author : Wendy Mass
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On her fourth Leap birthday, when she turns sixteen, Josie has a number of momentous experiences, including taking her driver's test, auditioning for a school play, and celebrating with her family and friends.

The Works of Charles Dickens

Author : Charles Dickens
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Fast Friends

Author : Stuart Kaufman
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FAST FRIENDS is the story of Dr. Ernest Berger, a college English professor, and his pal, Bobby Taylor, a tennis player and playboy, that takes place up in the woods of Vermont. The novel would have to be considered a picaresque, a tale of rogues and rascals and a recounting of their various adventures and incidents. It is a series of incidents and episodes connected chronologically, with little or no motivation or complication of plot: it is simply a realistic unfolding of many lives, their trials and tribulations and their ultimate redemption, and salvation. The book is about Dr. Berger, a frustrated, married English professor and poet, who is totally bored with teaching the rich progeny of Americas finest families up in the green mountains of Vermont and longs to go out to Hollywood and become a scriptwriter and live the glamorous tabloid existence that he has dreamed of. He loves his wife and young sons, but is seduced by the flesh of many a young, eager and confused coed. And, of course, part of his dream is to be rich and cavort with Hollywood stars, and leave the drab world of teaching behind. The catalyst, as it turns out, is Mr. Bobby Taylor, a swinging, handsome, down to earth Vermonter, who is a stark contrast to all the snobby, snooty writers and artist types that people the world of the infamous Endington College in southern Vermont. To Dr. Berger, his wife and young children, Bobby is a breath of fresh air. Then things begin to unravel, and the dream goes through various cycles of destruction and disruption. His odyssey finally comes full circle as Dr. Berger learns many lessons about love, and loss and battles desperately to regain the idyllic life that he gave away for a hollow fantasy.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare from the Text of Johnson Steevens and Reed Etc

Author : William Shakespeare
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What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like Nothing

Author : Naomi Stadlen
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Instead of preaching what mothers ought to do, psychotherapist Naomi Stadlen explains what mothers already do in the course of any exhausting day's work. Drawing from countless conversations with hundreds of mothers spanning more than a decade, What Mothers Do provides lucid insight into the true experience of motherhood and answers the perennial question common to mothers everywhere: What have I done all day? Stadlen's wise reflections, threaded throughout with the voices of real mothers, explore unsentimental reactions to motherhood-resentment, guilt, splintered identity, crippling inefficiency, and deadening fatigue. Yet the overriding sentiment is one of empowerment and wonder, as Stadlen illustrates how seemingly insignificant skills such as responding to a baby's colicky cry, being instantly interruptible, or soothing an overstimulated child to sleep profoundly contribute to an individual's socialization, self-worth, and curiosity. Remarkably perceptive and heartening, What Mothers Do will resonate with mothers everywhere in search of understanding and wisdom.

The Good Father

Author : Mark O'Connell
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Fathering is one of the most basic and profound human activities. Yet in addition to its many joys, fatherhood is often freighted with longing, sadness, anger, and misunderstanding. Most of us, men and women alike, are acutely aware of how difficult it is to father well, year after year, until, and even after, children are grown. At the same time, the essential relationships between men and women and their children are under stress these days as never before, subject to the pressures of work, money, divorce, remarriage, and adoption. As a result, many fathers struggle with deep uncertainties about their parenting abilities. Meanwhile, society's definitions of masculinity appear ever more fluid, negotiable, and unreachable in today's media-saturated culture, which endlessly exposes men (and women) to a stream of images celebrating violence, war, hypermasculinity, athletic ability, corporate competition, alternative life-styles, "metrosexuality," and triumphant materialism. Who, men might rightfully ask, are we expected to be? Do various pop-cultural definitions of masculinity really reflect what it is to be a man? What in men's true natures helps them be good fathers? Can aggression be useful? What masculine traits do fathers need to guard -- and guard against? How do men love their children, and how is being a father very different from and no less essential than being a mother? And how can women understand how men experience fatherhood? This is the rich social reality that Dr. Mark O'Connell, a psychotherapist and father of three, addresses in his provocative, brilliant, and wise book. Drawing on both his professional case histories and personal experience, O'Connell describes the internal conflicts that many men feel about the difficulties of being a father but which they are often unable to discuss easily. Such issues include questions about authority, discipline, intimacy, physical contact, and sexuality. In ways that are distinctly masculine, O'Connell says, fathers communicate standards, insist on respect for others, instigate necessary confrontations, and even engage in the kind of rough-and-tumble play that enlivens the developing neural structures in a child's brain. O'Connell contends that fathers play a crucial role in conveying the rules, expectations, and inevitabilities of life, and he describes how men can help their families by understanding and embracing their own masculinity. Men are different from women and must be allowed to parent differently as well. The Good Father, however, is not just a very readable book for fathers struggling to find their best selves in relation to their spouses and children. Women will want to read The Good Father as well. All men and women have complex and important relationships with their fathers, whether or not those men were good fathers. Dr. O'Connell reveals how men and women alike bring these relationships to their parenting, and how we so often need to untangle these generational knots. Filled with reassuring common sense, The Good Father opens a path toward happier, more satisfying relationships for the entire family while helping men become the good fathers they deeply want to be.