American Girl

Author: Jessica Knoll
Publisher: Éditions Actes Sud
ISBN: 2330067623
Category: Fiction
Page: 366
View: 1181
Sa vie parfaite est un parfait mensonge. Adolescente, TifAni FaNelli a connu, à la prestigieuse Bradley School, une terrible humiliation publique qui l’a contrainte à se réinventer totalement. Aujourd’hui, elle a un boulot glamour, une garde-robe hors de prix et un fiancé beau et riche. Elle est à deux doigts de cette vie parfaite qu’elle a tant travaillé à obtenir. Mais TifAni a un secret. Son passé, qui n’a cessé de la hanter, menace de resurgir et de tout détruire sur son passage. Premier roman de Jessica Knoll, American Girl est un page-turner implacable et sexy.

All-American Girl

The Ideal of Real Womanhood in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America
Author: Frances B. Cogan
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820337943
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 312
View: 2985
Our image of nineteenth-century American women is generally divided into two broad classifications: victims and revolutionaries. This divide has served the purposes of modern feminists well, allowing them to claim feminism as the only viable role model for women of the nineteenth century. In All-American Girl, however, Frances B. Cogan identifies amid these extremes a third ideal of femininity: the “Real Woman.” Cogan's Real Woman exists in advice books and manuals, as well as in magazine short stories whose characters did not dedicate their lives to passivity or demand the vote. Appearing in the popular reading of middle-class America from 1842 to 1880, these women embodied qualities that neither the “True Women”—conventional ladies of leisure—nor the early feminists fully advocated, such as intelligence, physical fitness, self sufficiency, economic self-reliance, judicious marriage, and a balance between self and family. Cogan's All-American Girl reveals a system of feminine values that demanded women be neither idle nor militant.

Anthropology of an American Girl

Author: Hilary Thayer Hamann
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849018901
Category: Fiction
Page: 704
View: 4992
Falling in love, maintaining fragile family relationships and growing to understand the incremental effect of every experience, Hilary Thayer Hamann's coming-of-age novel is a depiction of sexual and intellectual awakening against the backdrop of East Hampton in the 1970s and moneyed, high-pressured Manhattan in the 1980s. As Evie Auerbach surrenders to the dazzling emotional highs of love and the crippling loneliness of heartbreak, she strives to reconcile her identity with the constraints that all relationships inherently place on us. Though she stumbles and strains against social conventions, Evie remains a strong yet sensitive observer of the world around her, often finding beauty and meaning in unexpected places. More than just a love story, Anthropology of an American Girl is an extraordinary piece of writing, original in its vision and thrilling in its execution.

Henry James's American Girl

The Embroidery on the Canvas
Author: Virginia C. Fowler
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299095703
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 177
View: 8820
The figure of the American girl is one that surfaces regularly in Henry James's fiction. Most prominent in the international novels, where the compelling portrait of an Isabel Archer or a Maggie Verver commands attention. James's girl is a complex character eager for experience yet crippled by fear, hungry for selfhood yet tragically incapable of achieving it. In this lucid exploration of James's young women, Professor Fowler examines the psychology, literary function, and cultural roots of the American girl. The result is a new perspective on James's fiction--and a reassessment of his views on feminine identity, sexual relations, and American culture--that will be of interest and value to all students of American literature, women's studies, and Henry James.

American Girl

Author: Tony Talbot
ISBN: 1447740297
Category: Bremerton (Wash.)
Page: 240
View: 9899

American Girl's Book

Or, Occupation for Play Hours
Author: Eliza Leslie
Publisher: N.A
Category: Amusements
Page: 303
View: 1483

All American Girl

Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 033046566X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 240
View: 327
Sam Madison never knew life could change overnight. But that's exactly what happens when she saves the life of the President of the United States as she's bunking off art class one night. Now an instant (if highly reluctant and very unlikely) celebrity, not to mention teen ambassador to the United Nations, Sam finds herself not only hanging out at the White House, but trying to stop herself falling for David, the President's son . . . All American Girl, by author of The Princess Diaries Meg Cabot, is followed by the sequel Ready or Not.

The American Girl

Author: Monika Fagerholm
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590513835
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 3466
In 1969, a young girl makes a trip from Coney Island to the swampy coastland on the rural outskirts of Helsinki, Finland. There, her death will immediately become part of local mythology, furnishing boys and girls with fodder for endless romantic imaginings. Everyone who lives near the swamp dreams about Eddie de Wire, the lost American girl. . . . For both Sandra and Doris, two lonely, dreaming girls abandoned in different ways by their parents, this myth will propel them into their coming-of-age through mischievous role-playing games of love and death, in search of hidden secrets, the mysteries of the swamp, and the truth behind Eddie’s death. The girls construct their own world, their own language, and their own rules. But playing adult games has adult consequences, and what begins as two girls just striking matches leads to an inferno that threatens to consume them and tear their friendship apart. Crime mystery and gothic saga, social study and chronicle of the late sixties and early seventies, a portrait of the psyche of young girls on the cusp of sexual awakening, The American Girl is a bewitching glimpse of the human capacity for survival and for self-inflicted wounds. Fagerholm is a modern-day heir to the William Faulkner heritage of family tragedy, with a highly musical and literary prose style that is rich with wit and literary allusions. The American Girl will teach you the meaning of trust as you give yourself entirely to the original storytelling style of Monika Fagerholm. From the Trade Paperback edition.

All American Girl

Author: Robin Becker
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822979330
Category: Poetry
Page: 80
View: 7397
Winner of the 1996 Lambda Book Award for Lesbian Poetry. “With poignancy, honesty, and grace, Becker contends with the messy implications of her lesbian sexuality, Jewish identity, and sister's suicide. . . . Becker is acutely aware of, and devastated by, her many losses, but emerges defiant and admirably without regret or shame.” —Boston Review

American Girl Today

Author: Gary Soto
Publisher: Amer Girl
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 147
View: 4037
When her parents move away from their close-knit central Chicago neighborhood and thus her dance classes, Marisol--a lively ten-year-old who loves to dance--realizes that she can keep her passion for dancing no matter where she lives.

Hispanic-American Girl

Author: Sylvia Walker
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486284408
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 8
View: 7936
Dress this beauty in 8 outfits for ice skating, a soccer game, a ballet, playing the violin, and more.

How to Save on 18 Inch Dolls Like American Girl: How to Save Money on Dolls, Doll Clothes, & Accessories

Author: Lisa Milliner
Publisher: Lisa Milliner
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 28
View: 3275
****2013 Holiday Edition!**** LEARN: How to Save Money on Buying American Girl Dolls and Other 18-Inch Dolls Does your daughter or granddaughter love American Girl but you struggle to swallow the major price tag? We'd all like to give our girls the joyful playtime they want. But what often happens is we set out to buy an American Girl doll or American girl doll clothes for a gift, and get stopped in our tracks by the high cost of the doll clothes, accessories, and even the dolls themselves! The solution is simple: Use this book to find simple ways to get coupons, savings, and other deals on American Girl, Madame Alexander, and other 18-inch dolls. RIGHT NOW: Find Out How Much You Can Save In the book "How to Save on 18 Inch Dolls Like American Girl: How to Save Money on Dolls, Doll Clothes, & Accessories," you will discover a catalog of ideas to help you save 50-75% or more on dolls, doll clothes, and accessories when you're shopping for your daughter's birthday, Christmas, or any time of year. DOWNLOAD: How to Save on 18 Inch Dolls Like American Girl: How to Save Money on Dolls, Doll Clothes, & Accessories "How to Save on 18 Inch Dolls Like American Girl: How to Save Money on Dolls, Doll Clothes, & Accessories" contains a step-by-step blueprint of how to save cash on American Girl doll clothes and dolls. You will learn: Questions to ask yourself before you buy The best knockoffs for American Girl dolls (including where to get them and how much they cost) How to get cheap American Girl dolls and doll clothes 7 ways to save big on 18 inch doll clothes and accessories And more! Would You Like To Know More? Download and start saving on 18 inch dolls and doll clothes today. Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy button. american girl doll clothes, american girl dolls, 18 inch dolls, 18 inch doll clothes, american girl coupons, how to save on american girl

An American Girl Abroad

Author: Adeline Trafton
Publisher: N.A
Category: Europe
Page: 245
View: 8593

American Girls

A Novel
Author: Alison Umminger
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250075025
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 304
View: 336
A bittersweet, honest, and widely acclaimed YA coming-of-age novel that distills honest truths about American girldom Anna is a fifteen-year-old girl slouching toward adulthood, and she's had it with her life at home. So Anna "borrows" her stepmom's credit card and runs away to Los Angeles, where her half-sister takes her in. But LA isn't quite the glamorous escape Anna had imagined. As Anna spends her days on TV and movie sets, she engrosses herself in a project researching the murderous Manson girls—and although the violence in her own life isn't the kind that leaves physical scars, she begins to notice the parallels between herself and the lost girls of LA, and of America, past and present. In Anna's singular voice, we glimpse not only a picture of life on the B-list in LA, but also a clear-eyed reflection on being young, vulnerable, lost, and female in America—in short, on the B-list of life. Alison Umminger writes about girls, violence, and which people society deems worthy of caring about, which ones it doesn't, in a way not often seen in teen fiction. American Girls is: An ALA Booklist Top 10 First Novel A Kirkus Best Book of the Year A Barnes & Noble Best YA Book of the Year A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best of 2016 A Bustle Best YA Book of the Year YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults "Messy, honest, and unflinchingly real. I can't get this book out of my head. I don't want to get this book out of my head." —Becky Albertalli, Morris Award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Travels of an American Girl

Author: June Potter Durkee
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802828699
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 95
View: 6796
June Potter Durkee is the daughter of F. M. ("Duke") Potter, a Rhodes scholar who for thirty years was a major force in Reformed Church mission policy and administration, and who served as secretary of the Board of Foreign Missions until his death in 1952. Just prior to the outbreak of World War II, ten-year-old June accompanied her parents on a tour of the Reformed Church's mission fields in the Middle East and India. "Travels of an American Girl is the book she wrote of that experience at the ripe old age of twelve. In these pages June recounts her eventful journey from New York to England, France, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, the Arabian Gulf, and on into India. June's exciting story of her adventures and her thoughts about the people and new cultures she saw along the way will captivate readers her age. But this volume will also be of historical interest to everyone, for it offers a view of the world on the brink of war and of mission work in foreign lands through the eyes of a gifted young lady.

Playing with America's Doll

A Cultural Analysis of the American Girl Collection
Author: Emilie Zaslow
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137566493
Category: Social Science
Page: 204
View: 7298
This critical account of the American Girl brand explores what its books and dolls communicate to girls about femininity, racial identity, ethnicity, and what it means to be an American. Emilie Zaslow begins by tracing the development of American Girl and situates the company’s growth and popularity in a social history of girl power media culture. She then weaves analyses of the collection’s narrative and material representations with qualitative research on mothers and girls. Examining the dolls with both a critical eye and a fan’s curiosity, Zaslow raises questions about the values espoused by this iconic American brand.

The American Girl's Handy Book

Turn-of-the-Century Classic of Crafts and Activities
Author: Lina Beard,Adelia B. Beard
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486120856
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 496
View: 9603
For good old-fashioned fun, nothing beats this 1887 gem and its illustrated explanations of hobbies and games. Handmade dolls, bookshelf building, and other projects use common household items, encouraging imaginations and creativity.

Pearl Harbor (American Girl: Real Stories From My Time)

Author: Jennifer Swanson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338152270
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 6953
Discover the stories of the real people and events that shaped American history in the Real Stories From My Time series. Perfect for book reports with full-page illustrations throughout, these nonfiction chapter books also include historical photos, maps, a timeline, a glossary, and a bibliography at the back. Plus, in each book, an American Girl historical character shares a bit of her own fictional story. Pearl Harbor features real stories of that fateful Sunday morning in 1941 when Japanese planes executed a surprise attack on the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. American Girl Nanea Mitchell shares her own experiences adjusting to the drastic changes to everyday life in Hawaii following the attack.

Because I Am an American Girl

An Early Lesson on Women's Rights
Author: Brandy Scott
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1616638451
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
View: 8728
Can you believe that in some countries girls aren't able to drive, vote, or go to school? Unfortunately, it's true. Brandy Scott's Because I am an American Girl explores the rights and privileges that American girls enjoy. Journeying through this inspiring and educational book will leave you saying, 'I'm lucky Because I Am an American Girl.'

Adventure of an American Girl in Ancient China

Author: X. L. Woo
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468903829
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 8143