A Lady Has the Floor

A Lady Has the Floor
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Author: Kate Hannigan
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781635924916
Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Astra Publishing House

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Written in the same vein as the recent best-selling titles I DISSENT and SHE PERSISTED, here is a nonfiction picture book biography of Belva Lockwood, a lawyer, activist and presidential candidate who devoted her life to overcoming obstacles and demanding equality for women. Activist Belva Lockwood never stopped asking herself the question Are women not worth the same as men? She had big dreams and didn't let anyone stand in her way--not her father, her law school, or even the U.S. Supreme Court. She fought for equality for women in the classroom, in the courtroom, and in politics. In her quest for fairness and parity, Lockwood ran for President of the United States, becoming the first woman on the ballot. In this riveting nonfiction picture book biography, award-winning author Kate Hannigan and celebrated artist Alison Jay illuminate the life of Lockwood, a woman who was never afraid to take the floor and speak her mind.

Love You Forever

Love You Forever
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Author: Robert N. Munsch
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0920668372
Release: 1986
Editor: Firefly Books

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As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.

Act Like a Lady

Act Like a Lady
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Author: Keltie Knight,Jac Vanek,Becca Tobin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780593136447
Release: 2020
Editor: Rodale Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"From the creators of the LadyGang podcast"--Cover.

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good
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Author: Helene Tursten
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781641290128
Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: Soho Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Maud is an irascible 88-year-old Swedish woman with no family, no friends, and... no qualms about a little murder. This funny, irreverent story collection by Helene Tursten, author of the Irene Huss investigations, features two-never-before translated stories that will keep you laughing all the way to the retirement home. Ever since her darling father's untimely death when she was only eighteen, Maud has lived in the family's spacious apartment in downtown Gothenburg rent-free, thanks to a minor clause in a hastily negotiated contract. That was how Maud learned that good things can come from tragedy. Now in her late eighties, Maud contents herself with traveling the world and surfing the net from the comfort of her father's ancient armchair. It's a solitary existence, and she likes it that way. Over the course of her adventures—or misadventures—this little bold lady will handle a crisis with a local celebrity who has her eyes on Maud's apartment, foil the engagement of her long-ago lover, and dispose of some pesky neighbors. But when the local authorities are called to investigate a dead body found in Maud's apartment, will Maud finally become a suspect?

The Downstairs Girl

The Downstairs Girl
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Author: Stacey Lee
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781524740962
Release: 2019-08-13
Editor: Penguin

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From the critically-acclaimed author of Under a Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon and founding member of We Need Diverse Books comes a powerful novel about identity, betrayal, and the meaning of family. "This vividly rendered historic novel will keep readers riveted as witty, observant Jo deals with the dangers of questioning power." --The Washington Post By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady, "Dear Miss Sweetie." When her column becomes wildly popular, she uses the power of the pen to address some of society's ills, but she's not prepared for the backlash that follows when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender. While her opponents clamor to uncover the secret identity of Miss Sweetie, a mysterious letter sets Jo off on a search for her own past and the parents who abandoned her as a baby. But when her efforts put her in the crosshairs of Atlanta's most notorious criminal, Jo must decide whether she, a girl used to living in the shadows, is ready to step into the light. With prose that is witty, insightful, and at times heartbreaking, Stacey Lee masterfully crafts an extraordinary social drama set in the New South. "Holds a mirror to our present issues while giving us a detailed and vibrant picture of life in the past." --The New York Times "A joyful read . . . The Downstairs Girl, for all its serious and timely content, is a jolly good time." --NPR

The Lady Must Choose

The Lady Must Choose
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Author: Christine Donovan
Pages: 267
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Release: 2014-05-20
Editor: Christine Donovan

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Lady Isabella Seabrook fancies herself in love with Myles Fredrickson, Baron Norwich. A love which began as a young girl and blossomed more and more with each passing year. Her third Season is coming to an end and he has yet to declare himself. Ever since his return from America, he has treated her differently. In order to help her cause, her friend, Mr. Stuart Spencer, offers his support in helping to make Myles Jealous. Stuart offers his services to Lady Bella in hopes that by courting her, she will transfer her love for Myles to him. She may believe his actions during their pretend courtship are false, but Stuart is determined to make it real and win Bella’s heart. He realizes he is foolish, but when a man is in love, what bloody else is he to do? Myles always believed he was destined to marry Lady Bella. A trip abroad and a chance meeting with a mysterious woman changes all that. Guilt plagues him on a daily basis over the love he feels for a woman he can never have. Bella deserves someone who will love her above all others. Can he ever be that man?

Melania and Me

Melania and Me
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Author: Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781982151249
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Gallery Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER What Melania wants, Melania gets. The former director of special events at Vogue and producer of nine legendary Met Galas, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff met Melania Knauss in 2003 and had a front row seat to the transformation of Donald Trump’s then girlfriend from a rough-cut gem to a precious diamond. As their friendship deepened over lunches at Manhattan hot spots, black-tie parties, and giggle sessions in the penthouse at Trump Tower, Wolkoff watched the newest Mrs. Trump raise her son, Barron, and manage her highly scrutinized marriage. After Trump won the 2016 election, Wolkoff was recruited to help produce the 58th Presidential Inaugu­ration and to become the First Lady’s trusted advisor. Melania put Wolkoff in charge of hiring her staff, organizing her events, helping her write speeches, and creating her debut initiatives. Then it all fell apart when she was made the scapegoat for inauguration finance irregularities. Melania could have defended her innocent friend and confidant, but she stood by her man, knowing full well who was really to blame. The betrayal nearly destroyed Wolkoff. In this candid and emotional memoir, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff takes you into Trump Tower and the White House to tell the funny, thrilling, and heartbreaking story of her intimate friendship with one of the most famous women in the world, a woman few people truly understand. How did Melania react to the Access Hollywood tape and her husband’s affair with Stormy Daniels? Does she get along well with Ivanka? Why did she wear that jacket with “I really don’t care, do u?” printed on the back? Is Melania happy being First Lady? And what really happened with the inauguration’s funding of $107 million? Wolkoff has some ideas...

The Help

The Help
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Author: Kathryn Stockett
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781440697661
Release: 2009-02-10
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

Soundings

Soundings
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Author: Hali Felt
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781466847460
Release: 2013-07-02
Editor: Henry Holt and Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Her maps of the ocean floor have been called "one of the most remarkable achievements in modern cartography", yet no one knows her name. Soundings is the story of the enigmatic, unknown woman behind one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century. Before Marie Tharp, geologist and gifted draftsperson, the whole world, including most of the scientific community, thought the ocean floor was a vast expanse of nothingness. In 1948, at age 28, Marie walked into the newly formed geophysical lab at Columbia University and practically demanded a job. The scientists at the lab were all male; the women who worked there were relegated to secretary or assistant. Through sheer willpower and obstinacy, Marie was given the job of interpreting the soundings (records of sonar pings measuring the ocean's depths) brought back from the ocean-going expeditions of her male colleagues. The marriage of artistry and science behind her analysis of this dry data gave birth to a major work: the first comprehensive map of the ocean floor, which laid the groundwork for proving the then-controversial theory of continental drift. When combined, Marie's scientific knowledge, her eye for detail and her skill as an artist revealed not a vast empty plane, but an entire world of mountains and volcanoes, ridges and rifts, and a gateway to the past that allowed scientists the means to imagine how the continents and the oceans had been created over time. Just as Marie dedicated more than twenty years of her professional life to what became the Lamont Geological Observatory, engaged in the task of mapping every ocean on Earth, she dedicated her personal life to her great friendship with her co-worker, Bruce Heezen. Partners in work and in many ways, partners in life, Marie and Bruce were devoted to one another as they rose to greater and greater prominence in the scientific community, only to be envied and finally dismissed by their beloved institute. They went on together, refining and perfecting their work and contributing not only to humanity's vision of the ocean floor, but to the way subsequent generations would view the Earth as a whole. With an imagination as intuitive as Marie's, brilliant young writer Hali Felt brings to vivid life the story of the pioneering scientist whose work became the basis for the work of others scientists for generations to come.

Official Proceedings of the Democratic National Convention

Official Proceedings of the Democratic National Convention
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B3636066
Release: 1876
Editor: Unknown

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Official Proceedings of the National Democratic Convention

Official Proceedings of the National Democratic Convention
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Author: Democratic National Convention, St. Louis
Pages: 199
ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU56185561
Release: 1876
Editor: Unknown

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Official Report of the Proceedings

Official Report of the Proceedings
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105120332361
Release: 1864
Editor: Unknown

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Official Proceedings of the National Democratic Convention

Official Proceedings of the National Democratic Convention
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: WISC:89067512160
Release: 1876
Editor: Unknown

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Killing Floor

Killing Floor
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Author: Lee Child
Pages: 432
ISBN: 198480300X
Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: Berkley

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

THE FIRST JACK REACHER NOVEL The bestselling novel featuring the "wonderfully epic hero"(People) who inspired the hit films Jack Reacher and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He's just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn't kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn't stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.

The Last Book in the Universe

The Last Book in the Universe
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Author: Rodman Philbrick
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780545303873
Release: 2013-03-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best. It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.

Becoming

Becoming
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Author: Michelle Obama
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781524763138
Release: 2018-11-13
Editor: Crown Publishing Group (NY)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private. A deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations.

The Borrowers

The Borrowers
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Author: Mary Norton
Pages: 180
ISBN: 0152047379
Release: 1953
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.

Marcel Marceau

Marcel Marceau
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Author: Gloria Spielman
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781512491210
Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Kar-Ben Publishing ™

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the age of five, Marcel Marceau knew he wanted to be a silent actor, just like Charlie Chaplin. When World War II intervened, he joined the resistance, helping to get young Jews to safety during this dangerous time. But Marcel never forgot his dream of being a mime artist and entertaining the world.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
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Author: Matt Doeden
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781467751988
Release: 2014-08-01
Editor: Lerner Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

On December 5, 2013, former South African President Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95. People around the world mourned the death of this human rights activist. Thousands of South Africans waited hours to walk past his casket to pay their respects, and world leaders and celebrities attended his funeral, including Pope Francis, several US presidents, and Bono. Mandela was born in 1918 in South Africa. While in law school, he joined the African National Congress. The ANC spoke out against South Africa's apartheid laws, which allowed separate treatment of people based on skin color. He began his activism in the 1940s and was arrested many times before he received a life sentence in 1964. After spending more than 25 years in jail, Mandela was released in 1990 and soon after partnered with South African President F. W. de Klerk to help end apartheid. They won the Nobel Peace Prize together in 1993. The next year, Mandela became the first African president of South Africa. After his term as president, he continued his work as a human rights advocate until he retired in 2004. After a long illness, he died in 2013. He will be remembered for his leadership for years to come.

How the One Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

How the One Armed Sister Sweeps Her House
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Author: Cherie Jones
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781443460422
Release: 2021-01-26
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the tradition of Zadie Smith and Marlon James, a debut novel, set in Barbados, about four people confronting violence and love in a beachfront “paradise” In Baxter’s Beach, Barbados, Lala’s grandmother Wilma tells the story of the one-armed sister, a cautionary tale about what happens to girls who disobey their mothers and go into the Baxter’s Tunnels. When she’s grown-up, Lala lives on the beach with her husband, Adan, a petty criminal with endless charisma whose thwarted burglary of one of the beach mansions sets off a chain of events with terrible consequences. A gunshot no one was meant to witness. A new mother whose baby is found lifeless on the beach. A woman torn between two worlds and incapacitated by grief. And two men, driven into the Tunnels by desperation and greed, who attempt a crime that may cost them their freedom—and their lives. How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House is an intimate and visceral portrayal of interconnected lives across race and class in a rapidly changing resort town, told by an astonishing new author of literary fiction.