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Gather The Daughters

Author : Jennie Melamed
ISBN : 9780316463676
Genre : Fiction
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NEVER LET ME GO meets THE GIVER in this haunting debut about a cult on an isolated island, where nothing is as it seems. A Guardian Best Book of the Year A Booklist Best Book of the Year A New York Magazine best book of the month A Real Simple best book of the month People Magazine's Book of the Week Years ago, just before the country was incinerated to wasteland, ten men and their families colonized an island off the coast. They built a radical society of ancestor worship, controlled breeding, and the strict rationing of knowledge and history. Only the Wanderers--chosen male descendants of the original ten--are allowed to cross to the wastelands, where they scavenge for detritus among the still-smoldering fires. The daughters of these men are wives-in-training. At the first sign of puberty, they face their Summer of Fruition, a ritualistic season that drags them from adolescence to matrimony. They have children, who have children, and when they are no longer useful, they take their final draught and die. But in the summer, the younger children reign supreme. With the adults indoors and the pubescent in Fruition, the children live wildly--they fight over food and shelter, free of their fathers' hands and their mothers' despair. And it is at the end of one summer that little Caitlin Jacob sees something so horrifying, so contradictory to the laws of the island, that she must share it with the others. Born leader Janey Solomon steps up to seek the truth. At seventeen years old, Janey is so unwilling to become a woman, she is slowly starving herself to death. Trying urgently now to unravel the mysteries of the island and what lies beyond, before her own demise, she attempts to lead an uprising of the girls that may be their undoing. GATHER THE DAUGHTERS is a smoldering debut; dark and energetic, compulsively readable, Melamed's novel announces her as an unforgettable new voice in fiction.

Soldiers Daughters

Author : Fiona Field
ISBN : 9781781857755
Genre : Fiction
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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.

Shall We Gather

Author : Alex Bledsoe
ISBN : 9781466845428
Genre : Fiction
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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 Round The Dinner Fable

Author : Steven James
ISBN : 1562927442
Genre : Religion
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God knows the tastiest way to serve up truth is with a little story. He knows we learn, think, remember, and communicate through stories. And He knows telling stories is the best way to impact us for eternity. Parables, fables, myths, and fairy tales have always been the most popular and effective way to share a spiritual or moral truth with the next generation because stories connect with both the head and the heart. They fly beneath our radar and move us closer to the place where we can encounter the truth. In Gather 'Round the Dinner Fable, kid-friendly parables and fables told in a witty and heartwarming style make learning biblical truths fun and memorable for the whole family.

Italian Popular Tales

Author : Thomas Frederick Crane
ISBN : 9781576072721
Genre : History
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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

When Women Gather

Author : Naomi E. Peete
ISBN : 9780595267927
Genre : Reference
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Guide to "Planning a Woman's Gathering"--Back.

Dissident Daughters

Author : Teresa Berger
ISBN : 0664223796
Genre : Social Science
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With its focus on narratives, its attention to contextual and material realities, and its collection of women-identified liturgies in global context, Dissident Daughters claims prominence within the growing literature on women's ways of worship. This book not only introduces liturgical texts, but focuses on the communities that create and celebrate these liturgies. Dissident Daughters gives voice to the women activists in these communities who show how their communities came into being; how social, cultural, and political realities shaped them and their liturgies; and how they envision their lives in and as communities of faith. In drawing the different narratives together, Dissident Daughters displays the expanse of the worldwide expression of women's rites, and how each is shaped by distinctly different contexts of struggle and hope.

The King S Daughter

Author : Sandra Worth
ISBN : 1440654565
Genre : Fiction
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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?

The Daughters Victorious

Author : Shlomo Wexler
ISBN : 9652292559
Genre : Religion
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A dramatization of the Torah story of the daughters of Zelaphchad, based of teachings from the Talmud and Midrash.

Notes Critical Explanatory And Practical On The Book Of The Prophet Isaiah

Author : Albert Barnes
ISBN : UVA:X000826234
Genre : Bible
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