Gather the Daughters

Shortlisted for The Arthur C Clarke Award

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Author: Jennie Melamed

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472241738

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'An exceptional debut' Sunday Telegraph 'Obsessed with The Handmaid's Tale? This brilliant book is the one for you' Stylist 'An intriguing, gorgeously realised and written novel which inexorably draws you into its dark heart' Kate Hamer On a small isolated island, there's a community that lives by its own rules. Boys grow up knowing they will one day take charge, while girls know they will be married and pregnant within moments of hitting womanhood. But before that time comes, a ritual offers children an exhilarating reprieve. Every summer they are turned out onto their doorsteps, to roam the island, sleep on the beach and build camps in trees. To be free. At the end of one of such summer, one of the younger girls sees something she was never supposed to see. And she returns home with a truth that could bring their island world to its knees. 'A skilful novel full of suspense' Guardian 'It's a richly envisioned world, the strange isolation of which Melamed is excellent at teasing out slowly' Independent

Soldiers' Daughters

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Author: Fiona Field

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 178185775X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The story of two girls who, on the surface, seem to have a lot in common... Both motherless. Both sent to the same boarding school for 'army brats'. Both, later, commissioned into the army themselves. Both desperate for their fathers' love and approval. Samantha Lewis puts everything into being the soldier her father wants her to be. But her heart will lead her in an unexpected direction and threaten her authority over the men under her command. Michelle Flowers also craves her father's attention, but her impulsiveness will drive her into an obsession with the husband of another woman – with disastrous consequences.

The Mother-Daughter Project

How Mothers and Daughters Can Band Together, Beat the Odds,and Thrive Through Ad olescence

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Author: SuEllen Hamkins,Renee Schultz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440623198

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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Ten years ago, SuEllen Hamkins, MD, and Renée Schultz, MA, created the Mother- Daughter Project with other women in their community, hoping to strengthen their bonds with their then seven-year-old girls. The group met regularly to speak frankly about such issues as friendships and aggression, puberty, body image, drugs, and sexuality. The results were amazing: confident, assertive teenage girls with strong self-images and close ties to their moms. Equally important, the mothers navigated their own concerns about adolescence with integrity and grace. This book details the success of the Project’s groundbreaking model, providing the reader with a road map for staying close with her own daughter through adolescence and beyond.

Gather at the Table

The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade

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Author: Thomas Norman DeWolf,Sharon Morgan

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807014427

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Two people—a black woman and a white man—confront the legacy of slavery and racism head-on “We embarked on this journey because we believe America must overcome the racial barriers that divide us, the barriers that drive us to strike out at one another out of ignorance and fear. To do nothing is unacceptable.” Sharon Leslie Morgan, a black woman from Chicago’s South Side avoids white people; they scare her. Despite her trepidation, Morgan, a descendent of slaves on both sides of her family, began a journey toward racial reconciliation with Thomas Norman DeWolf, a white man from rural Oregon who descends from the largest slave-trading dynasty in US history. Over a three-year period, the pair traveled thousands of miles, both overseas and through twenty-seven states, visiting ancestral towns, courthouses, cemeteries, plantations, antebellum mansions, and historic sites. They spent time with one another’s families and friends and engaged in deep conversations about how the lingering trauma of slavery shaped their lives. Gather at the Table is the chronicle of DeWolf and Morgan’s journey. Arduous and at times uncomfortable, it lays bare the unhealed wounds of slavery. As DeWolf and Morgan demonstrate, before we can overcome racism we must first acknowledge and understand the damage inherited from the past—which invariably involves confronting painful truths. The result is a revelatory testament to the possibilities that open up when people commit to truth, justice, and reconciliation. DeWolf and Morgan offer readers an inspiring vision and a powerful model for healing individuals and communities.

Shall We Gather

A Tor.Com Original

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Author: Alex Bledsoe

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466845422

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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When one world brushes another, asking the right question can be magic... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Gather the Bones

A Romantic Historical Mystery

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Author: Alison Stuart

Publisher: Oportet Publishing

ISBN: 0995434182

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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The King's Daughter

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Author: Sandra Worth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440654565

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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In this groundbreaking novel, award-winning author Sandra Worth vibrantly brings to life the people?s Queen, ?Elizabeth the Good.? Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth of York trusts that her beloved father?s dying wish has left England in the hands of a just and deserving ruler. But upon the rise of Richard of Gloucester, Elizabeth?s family experiences one devastation after another: her late father is exposed as a bigamist, she and her siblings are branded bastards, and her brothers are taken into the new king?s custody, then reportedly killed. But one fateful night leads Elizabeth to question her prejudices. Through the eyes of Richard?s ailing queen she sees a man worthy of respect and undying adoration. His dedication to his people inspires a forbidden love and ultimately gives her the courage to accept her destiny, marry Henry Tudor, and become Queen. While her soul may secretly belong to another, her heart belongs to England?

Italian Popular Tales

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Author: Thomas Frederick Crane

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 157607272X

Category: History

Page: 317

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An important reintroduction to this literature, this compilation of Thomas Crane's original translations of Italian folk stories includes new critical analysis. * The first English translations of Italian folktales, now available after more than a century of neglect * Critical analysis and notes by the original editor, 19th-century folklorist Thomas Crane

The Daughters Victorious

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Author: Shlomo Wexler

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

ISBN: 9789652292551

Category: Religion

Page: 456

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A dramatization of the Torah story of the daughters of Zelaphchad, based of teachings from the Talmud and Midrash.

The Daughters of Danu

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Author: Piet Ceanadach

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846949963

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 156

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The daughters of Danu has been written to encourage people regardless of where they are on their chosen path, to excite and encourage the reader to deepen their knowledge by inwardly asking themselves such questions as; Who are these magical characters, and what do they represent?