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Seventeenth Summer

By Maureen Daly
  • ISBN Code: : 1416999264
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 306
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf : seventeenth-summer.pdf

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Until the summer before college, Angie Morrow didn't really date. Her mother didin't like her to go out much. But no one -- not even Angie's mother -- can resist the charm of strikingly handsome Jack Duluth. His good looks grab Angies's attention from the moment in June when Jack throws Angie a smile at McKight's drugstore. And on their first date sailing under the stars -- when Jack leans in and whispers to Angie, "You look nice with the wind in your hair," the strange new feeling s begin. Tingles, prickles, warmth: the tell-tale signs of romance. It's the beginning of an unforgettable summer for Angie, full of wonder, warmth, tears, challenge, and love. Maureen Daly had created a love story so honest that it has withstood the test of time, winning new fans for more than six decades. Today, this classic is enjoyed by many who think of it as the quintessential love story, and as a glimpse of love in the 1940's; a refreshing alternative to modern love stories, reflecting the beauty and innocence of new love.

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  • Pdf File: the-queen-s-rising.pdf

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In this epic debut fantasy, inspired by Renaissance France, an outcast finds herself bound to a disgraced lord and entangled in his plot to overthrow the king. Perfect for fans of Grave Mercy and Red Queen! Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron. Growing up in Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her. While some are born with a talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she chose knowledge. However, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true: she is left without a patron. Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, she reluctantly accepts. But there is much more to his story, for there is a dangerous plot to overthrow the king of Maevana—the rival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the throne. With war brewing, Brienna must choose which side she will remain loyal to: passion or blood. Plus don't miss the thrilling sequel, The Queen's Resistance!

Dispersed but Not Destroyed

By Kathryn Magee Labelle
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  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Book Code : 0774825588
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 404
  • Pdf File: dispersed-but-not-destroyed.pdf

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Situated within the area stretching from Georgian Bay in the north to Lake Simcoe in the east, the Wendat Confederacy flourished for two hundred years. By the mid-seventeenth century, however, Wendat society was threatened by European disease and Iroquois attacks. Dispersed but Not Destroyed depicts the creation of a powerful Wendat diaspora in the wake of their dispersal and throughout the latter half of the century. Turning the story of the Wendat conquest on its head, this book demonstrates the resiliency of the Wendat people and writes a new chapter in North American history.

Selected Poetry

By John Hollander
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  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Book Code : 0307805158
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 592
  • Pdf File: selected-poetry.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Perfection is a rare accomplishment, particularly in American poetry, and the perfection of much of Hollander’s work makes it essential reading for anyone who genuinely cares for the craft of poetry. But in our fallen world we seem fated to value power of perfection, and John Hollander’s poetry has shown a visionary power just often enough to secure him a place as one of the major figures of our moment.” Vernon Shetley, The New Republic

Young Adult Literature

By Michael Cart
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : 0838990967
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 275
  • Pdf File: young-adult-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This insightful and often humorous work presents the evolution of YA lit in an appealing way, making it equally useful for students of literary studies.

Confessions of a Book Reviewer

By Michael Cart
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  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : 0838916457
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 994
  • Pdf File: confessions-of-a-book-reviewer.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Foreword by Francesca Lia Block For more than 20 years, Michael Cart’s column for Booklist has delighted YA literature enthusiasts and bibliophiles in general with an engaging mixture of wit, insight, and good old fashioned publishing industry gossip. Spotlighting Cart’s unique perspective as both devoted book reviewer and self-proclaimed book addict, this “Carte Blanche” compilation offers readers the chance to trace the blossoming of YA lit into a bona fide phenomenon that continues to grow in popularity. In the columns gathered here, he explores reading, writing, and book collections and collecting;the past, present and future of YA lit;a multitude of genres, including historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, humor, and comics; andmemories of notable figures in the world of publishing through tributes and memorials. These pieces remain as engaging and fun to read as when they first appeared.

Reading the Adolescent Romance

By Amy Pattee
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136829784
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 539
  • Pdf File: reading-the-adolescent-romance.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Reading the Adolescent Romance provides an exhaustive study of the developments in young adult literature since the 1980s with a focus on Francine Pascal’s "Sweet Valley High" series, which has become a cultural and literary touchstone for both fans and critics of the novels. Pattee carefully examines the series’ content, structure, and readers, allowing her to investigate an influential marketing and literary phenomenon and to interrogate the intersecting influences of history, audience positioning, and readability that allowed "Sweet Valley" and other teen series to flourish. This book demonstrates that, as a series of generic romance novels, "Sweet Valley High" exhibits tropes associated with both adolescent and adult romance and, as a product of the early 1980s, has and continues to espouse the conservative romantic ideologies associated with the time period. While erstwhile readers of the series recall the novels with pleasure, re-readers of Pascal’s novels — who remember reading the series as young people and have re-visted the books as adults — are more critical. Interestingly, both populations continue to value "Sweet Valley High" as an identity touchstone. Amy Pattee is an associate professor of library and information science at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. There, she teaches children’s and young adult literature in both the library school and in a dual degree program affiliated with Simmons College’s Center for the Study of Children’s Literature.

Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism, Third Edition

By Michael Cart
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : 0838914624
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 651
  • Pdf File: young-adult-literature.pdf

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Read and download full book Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism, Third Edition

Sooley

By John Grisham
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0385547714
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 895
  • Pdf File: sooley.pdf

Book Short Summary:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in his first basketball novel. Samuel “Sooley” Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams—and even bigger challenges off the court. “Hard to put down ... the pages turn quickly ... building to a climax that won’t leave readers doubting whether this is a John Grisham novel.” —Associated Press In the summer of his seventeenth year, Sam­uel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basket­ball tournament. He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on an airplane. The opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true. Samuel is an amazing athlete, with speed, quick­ness, and an astonishing vertical leap. The rest of his game, though, needs work, and the American coaches are less than impressed. During the tournament, Samuel receives dev­astating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ran­sacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp. Samuel desperately wants to go home, but it’s just not possible. Partly out of sympathy, the coach of North Carolina Central offers him a scholar­ship. Samuel moves to Durham, enrolls in classes, joins the team, and prepares to sit out his freshman season. There is plenty of more mature talent and he isn’t immediately needed. But Samuel has something no other player has: a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America. He works tirelessly on his game, shooting baskets every morning at dawn by himself in the gym, and soon he’s dominating everyone in practice. With the Central team los­ing and suffering injury after injury, Sooley, as he is nicknamed, is called off the bench. And the legend begins. But how far can Sooley take his team? And will success allow him to save his family? Gripping and moving, Sooley showcases John Grisham’s unparalleled storytelling powers in a whole new light. This is Grisham at the top of his game.

A History of Ethiopia

By Harold G. Marcus
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 9780520925427
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Members : 184
  • Pdf File: a-history-of-ethiopia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this eminently readable, concise history of Ethiopia, Harold Marcus surveys the evolution of the oldest African nation from prehistory to the present. For the updated edition, Marcus has written a new preface, two new chapters, and an epilogue, detailing the development and implications of Ethiopia as a Federal state and the war with Eritrea.

The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction

By Jayashree Kamblé,Eric Murphy Selinger,Hsu-Ming Teo
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317041941
  • Total of Pages : 566
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 136
  • Pdf File: the-routledge-research-companion-to-popular-romance-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Popular romance fiction constitutes the largest segment of the global book market. Bringing together an international group of scholars, The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction offers a ground-breaking exploration of this global genre and its remarkable readership. In recognition of the diversity of the form, the Companion provides a history of the genre, an overview of disciplinary approaches to studying romance fiction, and critical analyses of important subgenres, themes, and topics. It also highlights new and understudied avenues of inquiry for future research in this vibrant and still-emerging field. The first systematic, comprehensive resource on romance fiction, this Companion will be invaluable to students and scholars, and accessible to romance readers.

Fifteen

By Beverly Cleary
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 9780061972188
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 479
  • Pdf File: fifteen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With her usual warmth, perceptiveness, and humor, Newbery Medal winner Beverly Cleary creates the joys and worries of a young girl's first crush. It seems too good to be true. The most popular boy in school has asked Jane out—and she's never even dated before. Stan is tall and good-looking, friendly and hard-working—everything Jane ever dreamed of. But is she ready for this? Suppose her parents won't let her go? What if she's nervous and makes a fool of herself? Maybe he'll think she's too young. If only she knew all the clever things to say. If only she were prettier. If only she were ready for this...