Native American Girl

Author: Jay Kay
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3752840765
Category: Fiction
Page: 440
View: 6702
Verlangen. Unheil. Drogen. Unschuld. Sex. Geist. Vermächtnis. Feuer. Ein heißer Sommer lässt den Kurzurlaub der Harpers, einer vierköpfigen Familie, zu einem Fegefeuer werden. Jeder trägt auf seine Weise zu den schicksalhaften Ereignissen hoch in den Rocky Mountains bei. Es kommt zum Desaster und das hat Folgen. Denn die Familie hat sich einen Fluch eingefangen, der sie bis ins heimische Denver verfolgt. Nach und nach wird klar, dass es nur eine Möglichkeit gibt, den Fluch abzuwenden. Sie müssen zurück in die Berge. Dorthin, wo derjenige wartet, der für die dunkle Verwünschung verantwortlich ist und der auf verhängnisvolle Weise mehr in dem katastrophalen Sommer verloren hat, als es die Familie sich vorstellen kann. Doch auf der Grey Mesa erwartet sie nichts anderes, als ein Native American Girl. urteilt: 'Spannung bleibt bis zum Schluss hoch.' 'Intelligent geschriebener Mystery-Thriller.' 'Wunderschön gestaltet.' 'Sehr innovativ.' 'Talent und überbordende Ideen.' Zum ersten Mal als deutsches Taschenbuch im Format für den nationalen Vertrieb.

American Girl

Scenes from a Small-Town Childhood
Author: Mary Cantwell
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780140179224
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 209
View: 1574
A New York Times columnist recalls her girlhood in 1930s America, describing her Irish-Catholic family, her bout with polio, her first romance, and her dreams of the future

American Girl's Book

Or, Occupation for Play Hours
Author: Eliza Leslie
Publisher: N.A
Category: Amusements
Page: 303
View: 3434

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: 3248
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.

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: 2163
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.

All American Girl

Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 033046566X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 240
View: 4962
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.


American Girl
Author: Jean Stein
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802190634
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 564
View: 6720
When Edie was first published, it quickly became an international bestseller and then took its place among the classic books about the 1960s. Edie Sedgwick exploded into the public eye like a comet. She seemed to have it all: she was aristocratic and glamorous, vivacious and young, Andy Warhol’s superstar. But within a few years she flared out as quickly as she had appeared, and before she turned twenty-nine she was dead from a drug overdose. In a dazzling tapestry of voices—family, friends, lovers, rivals—the entire meteoric trajectory of Edie Sedgwick’s life is brilliantly captured. And so is the Pop Art world of the ‘60s: the sex, drugs, fashion, music—the mad rush for pleasure and fame. All glitter and flash on the outside, it was hollow and desperate within—like Edie herself, and like her mentor, Andy Warhol. Alternately mesmerizing, tragic, and horrifying, this book shattered many myths about the ‘60s experience in America.

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: 7486
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 Girls

A Novel
Author: Alison Umminger
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250075025
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 304
View: 7376
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

Meet Kirsten, an American Girl, 1854

Author: Janet Beeler Shaw
Publisher: Amer Girl Pub
ISBN: 9780937295793
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 61
View: 5188
Nine-year-old Kirsten and her family experience many hardships as they travel from Sweden to the Minnesota frontier in 1854

American Girl

Author: Tony Talbot
ISBN: 1447740297
Category: Bremerton (Wash.)
Page: 240
View: 3966

An American Girl in London

120 Nourishing Recipes for Your Family from a Californian Expat
Author: Marissa Hermer
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623368154
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
View: 7809
Ladies of London star Marissa Hermer grew up in southern California picking avocados from her grandmother's tree. Weekends meant trips to the Newport Beach pier for fresh fish and bowls of granola baked in the sunny family kitchen. But everything changed when Marissa moved to London to be with the love of her life, a British restaurateur who prefers meat and potatoes to guacamole. A classic Sunday roast replaced her beachside BBQ, and sticky toffee pudding elbowed out the s'mores. But as she made her home in England and started a family of her own, Marissa didn't want to loose her roots. She began incorporating a bit of California into her recipes, creating homey British favorites with a brighter twist. Drawing inspiration from both her American upbringing and British cuisine, the 120 recipes in An American Girl in London show you how to cook delicious, nourishing, family-friendly fare that earns raves on both sides of the pond. From a flavorful sourdough bread and butter pudding to a rich mushroom and tarragon pie, Marissa shows you how to amp up the flavors of home to keep you, your family, and friends feeling fit, loved, and completely nourished. While her home kitchen might not be the most traditional, it's a match made in transatlantic heaven.

The American Girl

Author: Monika Fagerholm
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590513835
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 8463
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.

American Girls

Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers
Author: Nancy Jo Sales
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385353936
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 416
View: 2323
A New York Times Bestseller Instagram. Whisper. Yik Yak. YouTube. Kik. Tinder. The dominant force in the lives of girls coming of age in America today is social media. What it is doing to an entire generation of young women is the subject of award-winning Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales’s riveting and explosive American Girls. With extraordinary intimacy and precision, Sales captures what it feels like to be a girl in America today. From Montclair to Manhattan and Los Angeles, from Florida and Arizona to Texas and Kentucky, Sales crisscrossed the country, speaking to more than two hundred girls, ages thirteen to nineteen, and documenting a massive change in the way girls are growing up, a phenomenon that transcends race, geography, and household income. American Girls provides a disturbing portrait of the end of childhood as we know it and of the inexorable and ubiquitous experience of a new kind of adolescence—one dominated by new social and sexual norms, where a girl’s first crushes and experiences of longing and romance occur in an accelerated electronic environment; where issues of identity and self-esteem are magnified and transformed by social platforms that provide instantaneous judgment. What does it mean to be a girl in America in 2016? It means coming of age online in a hypersexualized culture that has normalized extreme behavior, from pornography to the casual exchange of nude photographs; a culture rife with a virulent new strain of sexism and a sometimes self-undermining notion of feminist empowerment; a culture in which teenagers are spending so much time on technology and social media that they are not developing basic communication skills. From beauty gurus to slut-shaming to a disconcerting trend of exhibitionism, Nancy Jo Sales provides a shocking window into the troubling world of today’s teenage girls. Provocative and urgent, American Girls is destined to ignite a much-needed conversation about how we can help our daughters and sons negotiate unprecedented new challenges.

The American girl book of sports stories

Author: American Girl
Publisher: Random House Trade
ISBN: 9780394821931
Category: Fiction
Page: 183
View: 5462
Stories of tennis, swimming, skiing, riding, sailing and other sports.

McKenna (American Girl: Girl of the Year 2012, Book 1)

Author: Mary Casanova
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 133819724X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
View: 9024
Ten-year-old McKenna has always been a good student-and great at gymnastics. So when her grades suddenly begin to fall, her teacher suggests a little extra help from a tutor. McKenna is horrified until she meets her tutor, Josie, a super-confident girl who also happens to be in a wheelchair. Josie encourages McKenna to focus on her strengths and work toward her goals one day at a time. But just as McKenna begins to shine in school, she's sidelined with a gymnastics injury--and her confidence unravels. Now she's worried about her grades and earning a spot on the competitive gymnastics team. Can she find a way to believe in herself again?

All American Girl

Author: Robin Becker
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822979330
Category: Poetry
Page: 80
View: 5148
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

Hispanic-American Girl

Author: Sylvia Walker
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486284408
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 8
View: 6030
Dress this beauty in 8 outfits for ice skating, a soccer game, a ballet, playing the violin, and more.

Anthropology of an American Girl

Author: Hilary Thayer Hamann
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849018901
Category: Fiction
Page: 704
View: 3972
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.

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: 7467
****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