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Cress Delahanty
Author: Jessamyn West
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787202240
Pages: 167
Year: 2016-10-27
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The tenderly funny story of a modern girl’s growing up. Cress Delahanty, growing up on a California ranch, might have been you at sixteen, your teenage daughter or niece, or the girl next door. You will watch her progress, as her parents did, with amusement and an occasional touch of exasperation and a twinge of heartache at the memory of your own growing pains. She’s the girl who invented Delahanty’s Law for Saving Time. The high-school kid who decided craziness would be her trademark. The love-smitten adolescent who found a unique way to attract the boys. Not since Penrod—that classic by another Indiana author—has the magic, the humor and the seriousness of adolescence been so warmly and sympathetically portrayed in an American novel. “An enchanting novel...those still capable of feeling the absurdity and the beauty of growing up will find it a book well worth treasuring in that library of libraries, the heart.”—CLIFTON FADIMAN, The book-of-the-Month Club News “Cress Delahanty has all the makings of a classic.”—Hartford Courant “An extraordinarily engaging, humorous and touching book about a teenage girl.”—The New York Times “It does for an adolescent girl what Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye did for her male counterpart.”—Los Angeles Mirror
Cress Delahanty
Author: Jessamyn West
Publisher: Feminist Press
Pages: 348
Year: 2006
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Humorous chronicle of a feisty teenager in Steinbeckesque California changes her personality and becomes an individual.
Cress Delahanty
Author: Jessamyn West
Year: 1953
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Up a Road Slowly
Author: Irene Hunt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101143940
Pages: 208
Year: 2005-01-04
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After her mother's death, Julie goes to live with Aunt Cordelia, a spinster schoolteacher, where she experiences many emotions and changes as she grows from seven to eighteen.
The Friendly Persuasion
Author: Jessamyn West
Pages: 214
Year: 1971
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Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Fiction
Author: Nancy M. Tischler
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313345686
Pages: 352
Year: 2009
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Provides biographies of American and British authors of Christian themed works from World War II until the present day.
A Mirror for the Sky
Author: Jessamyn West
Pages: 155
Year: 1948
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Up the Down Staircase
Author: Bel Kaufman
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453256040
Pages: 384
Year: 2012-09-18
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For every teacher fighting to make a difference—the timeless bestseller about the hope, heartache, and hilarity of working in the public school system. When Sylvia Barrett arrives at New York City’s Calvin Coolidge High, she’s fresh from earning literature degrees at Hunter College and eager to shape young minds. Instead, she encounters broken windows, a lack of supplies, a stifling bureaucracy, and students with no interest in Chaucer. Narrated in “an almost presciently postmodern style” through interoffice memos, notes and doodles, lesson plans, suggestion-box insults, letters, and other dispatches from the front lines, Up the Down Staircase stands as the seminal novel of a beleaguered American public school system perpetually redeemed by teachers who love to teach and students who long to be recognized (The New Yorker). Hailed as “the funniest book written in America since Catch-22,” Up the Down Staircase spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list, has been adapted for the stage, and was made into an award-winning feature film starring Sandy Dennis (New York Herald Tribune). It remains an essential and highly enjoyable read that will leave you laughing and shaking your head at the same time. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bel Kaufman including photos from the author’s personal collection.
The Crooked Line
Author: Ismat Chughtai
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 1558619321
Pages: 335
Year: 2015-09-15
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The Crooked Line is the story of Shamman, a force of nature who rebels against attempts to raise her as a traditional Indian woman. Shipped off to boarding school by her family, she grows into a woman caught up in political unrest, and her passion for India's independence becomes entangled with her passion for an Irish journalist. Writing with honesty and passion, Ismat Chughtai exposes the complex relationships between women living and working in relative seclusion, and the intellectual and emotional contradictions lying in the heart of a rebellious country battling tradition, cultural expectations, and an uncertain future on the brink of independence from the British Raj and ultimately Partition.
The Cosmopolitans
Author: Sarah Schulman
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 1558619054
Pages: 296
Year: 2016-02-22
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A modern retelling of Balzac's classic Cousin Bette by one of America's most prolific and significant writers. Earl, a black, gay actor working in a meatpacking plant, and Bette, a white secretary, have lived next door to each other in the same Greenwich Village apartment building for thirty years. Shamed and disowned by their familied, both found refuge in New York and in their domestic routine. Everything changes when Hortense, a wealthy young actress from Ohio, comes to the city to "make it." Textured with the grit and gloss of midcentury Manhattan, The Cosmopolitans is a lush, inviting read. The truths it frames about the human need for love and recognition remain long after the book is closed.
The Quaker Reader
Author: Jessamyn West
ISBN: 087574916X
Pages: 538
Year: 1992
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Provides insights into the Quaker faith through an anthology of extracts from the writings of members of the Religious Society of Friends, composed between 1650 and 1962.
Author: Brock Cole
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466803789
Pages: 224
Year: 2003-09-08
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"Show a little maturity," he said, which I've doped out to mean: Pass all your courses, avoid detection in all crimes and misdemeanors, don't get pregnant. Celine's father has left her with these instructions. She's not too worried about the last two, but she'll fail English unless she rewrites her Catcher in the Rye essay. And she keeps being interrupted, especially by Jake, the neighbor's boy, who's been dumped on her for the weekend. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Booklist Best Book of the '80s A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year
Paint It Black
Author: Janet Fitch
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 075956812X
Pages: 400
Year: 2006-09-01
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Josie Tyrell, art model, teen runaway, and denizen of LA's 1980 punk rock scene, finds a chance at real love with art student Michael Faraday. A Harvard dropout and son of a renowned pianist, Michael introduces her to his spiritual quest and a world of sophistication she had never dreamed existed. But when she receives a call from the Los Angeles County Coroner, asking her to identify her lover?s dead body, her bright dreams all turn to black. As Josie searches for the key to understanding his death, she finds herself both repelled and attracted to Michael's pianist mother, Meredith, who holds Josie responsible for her son's torment. Soon, the two women find themselves drawn into a twisted relationship reflecting equal parts distrust and blind need. Passionate, wounded, fiercely alive, Josie Tyrell walks the brink of her own destruction as she fights to discover the meaning of Michael's death. With the luxurious prose and emotional intensity that are her hallmarks, Janet Fitch has written a spellbinding new novel about love, betrayal, and the possibility of transcendence.
Bean By Bean: A Cookbook
Author: Crescent Dragonwagon
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761168702
Pages: 400
Year: 2012-01-15
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Has there ever been a more generous ingredient than the bean? Down-home, yet haute, soul-satisfyingly hearty, valued, versatile deeply delectable, healthful, and inexpensive to boot, there’s nothing a bean can’t do—and nothing that Crescent Dragonwagon can’t do with beans. From old friends like chickpeas and pintos to rediscovered heirloom beans like rattlesnake beans and teparies, from green beans and fresh shell beans to peanuts, lentils, and peas, Bean by Bean is the definitive cookbook on beans. It’s a 175-plus recipe cornucopia overflowing with information, kitchen wisdom, lore, anecdotes, and a zest for good food and good times. Consider the lentil, to take one example. Discover it first in a delicious slather, Lentil Tapenade. Then in half a dozen soups, including Sahadi’s Lebanese Lentil Soup with Spinach, Kerala-Style Dahl, and Crescent’s Very, Very Best Lentil, Mushroom & Barley Soup. It then turns up in Marinated Lentils De Puy with Greens, Baked Beets, Oranges & Walnuts. Plus there’s Jamaica Jerk-Style Lentil-Vegetable Patties, Ethiopian Lentil Stew, and Lentil-Celeriac Skillet Sauce. Do the same for black beans—from Tex-Mex Frijoles Dip to Feijoada Vegetariana to Maya’s Magic Black Beans with Eggplant & Royal Rice. Or shell beans—Newly Minted Puree of Fresh Favas, Baked Limas with Rosy Sour Cream, Edamame in a Pod. And on and on—from starters and soups to dozens of entrees. Even desserts: Peanut Butter Cup Brownies and Red Bean Ice Cream.
The Habit of Being
Author: Flannery O'Connor
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 146682901X
Pages: 640
Year: 1988-08-01
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Special Award "I have come to think that the true likeness of Flannery O'Connor will be painted by herself, a self-portrait in words, to be found in her letters . . . There she stands, a phoenix risen from her own words: calm, slow, funny, courteous, both modest and very sure of herself, intense, sharply penetrating, devout but never pietistic, downright, occasionally fierce, and honest in a way that restores honor to the word."—Sally Fitzgerald, from the Introduction