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andrea-j-buchanan's picture
Feb.19.2009
This portable, pocket-sized take on the bestselling phenomenon The Daring Book For Girls is filled with many favorite activities from the original, plus some exciting new games, crafts, and projects. The Pocket Daring Book For Girls: Things To Do includes the long-awaited chapter on making a zip...
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Feb.19.2009
A New York Times and international bestseller with over a million copies sold, The Daring Book For Girls is the perfect book for any girl with an eye for adventure and a nose for trouble. The Daring Book For Girls features a checklist of essentials for braving any adventure (including patience!);...
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Feb.17.2009
From Amazon: (by Aleah Sato) Christine Hamm's Transparent Dinner illustrates the psychological breaking down of the American daughter. Beginning at the dinner table, this daughter intuitively knows her fate, and is forced to come face-to-face with her incompetent (at best) and malevolent (at worst...
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Jan.28.2009
  from the Foreward by Justin Spring I liked Tongue Tied Woman.  I liked the title, I liked the idea, I liked the poems. Using a repeated theme or refrain in a collection is a difficult trick to pull off. The hook has to be rich enough, deep enough, to continue to attract our attention over a...
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Jan.13.2009
Essay on Joyce Carol Oates' novel Blonde about Marilyn Monroe as a 1950s working class heroine. Essay argues Oates uses literary techniques of modernism in her novel which is a important comment on both the actress and American culture.
diana-abu-jaber's picture
Jan.06.2009
A memoir about growing up in a wacky, food-obsessed, multi-cultural family
julia-stein's picture
Dec.27.2008
Poetry about three generations of Jewish women:  immigrant grandmothers who clawed their way out of sweatshops;  Anne Frank after she was arrested, and the author's  surviving  a harrowing illegal abortion  Cover photo of Julia Stein by David Brown
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Dec.27.2008
Walker Woman is environmental poetry about a Western American myth/woman who survives death of her father, best friend, and love affair through love of and connection with the American earth. The book has a series of poems about a teacher fighting layoffs and cuts in the program in which she is...
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Dec.22.2008
Samar--a.k.a. Sam--is an Indian-American teenager whose mom has kept her away from her old-fashioned family.  It's never bothered Sam, who is busy with school, friends, and a demanding boyfriend.  But things change after 9/11.  A guy in a turban shows up at Sam's house--and turns out to be her...
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Dec.12.2008
Bucking preconceived notions of how women should behave, the protagonists in WOMEN UP ON BLOCKS seek to reconcile the price they’ve paid for allowing the roles of wife, mother, daughter, and lover to define them.  But nature abhors a vacuum; in pursuing escape from the restrictive roles of modern...