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Ugly Young Thing

Author : Jennifer Jaynes
ISBN : 1477827358
Genre : Fiction
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Sixteen-year-old Allie has already experienced a lifetime of horror, having lost her mother and serial killer brother to mental illness. Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana, Allie ends up in foster care and is placed with Miss Bitty, an eccentric but kindly older woman who shows her a new direction and brighter future. But Allie's new life takes a devastating turn when young women in the area start turning up dead, and she begins to see shadowy figures outside her bedroom. As Miss Bitty grows inexplicably distant, a nagging voice makes Allie wonder if death has found her yet again...or if it never really left her at all.

Ugly Feelings

Author : Sianne NGAI
ISBN : 9780674971349
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Ngai mobilizes the aesthetics of unprestigious negative affects such as irritation, envy, and disgust to investigate not only ideological and representational dilemmas in literature--with a particular focus on those inflected by gender and race--but also blind spots in contemporary literary and cultural criticism. Her work maps a major intersection of literary studies, media and cultural studies, feminist studies, and aesthetic theory.

The Ugly One

Author : Leanne Statland Ellis
ISBN : 9780547640235
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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At the height of the Incan empire, a girl called the Ugly One because of a disfiguring scar on her face, seeks to have the scar removed and instead finds a life path as a shaman.

The Ecclesiastical Observer

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ISBN : OXFORD:590326004
Genre : Churches of Christ
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Carrots

Author : Mrs Molesworth
ISBN : 9781434405463
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Mrs Molesworth is best known as a writer of books for the young, such as "Tell Me a Story" (1875), "Carrots" (1876), "The Cuckoo Clock" (1877), "The Tapestry Room" (1879), and "A Christmas Child" (1880). She has been called "the Jane Austen of the nursery," while "The Carved Lions" (1895) "is probably her masterpiece."

The Ugly Duckling

Author : Hans Christian Andersen
ISBN : 9781623210311
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Sometimes life seems a little sad for everyone. The darkest hour is just before dawn. The Ugly Duckling shows us that even when things seem at their bleakest, there is always hope, for happiness is around the corner. This illustrated book for children is a retelling of the much loved Hans Christian Andersen original in today's vivid language for kids. The illustrations are colourful and genuinely sweet. It is a classic fairy tale which promises to enchant young readers and their parents alike. This is more than simply a story about an animal, duck or waterfowl. It is a story of the bravery, steadfastness, and ultimate triumph of an apparently small, ugly duckling over his misfortune. The Ugly Duckling reminds us that after every hardship awaits ultimate triumph. Whoever we may be!

Pretty Ugly

Author : Kirker Butler
ISBN : 9781466850682
Genre : Fiction
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From a writer/producer of Family Guy, a satirical look at a dysfunctional southern family complete with an overbearing stage mom, a 9 year-old pageant queen, a cheating husband, his teenage girlfriend, a crazy grandmother, and Jesus. After eight-and-a-half years and three hundred twenty-three pageants, Miranda Miller has become the ultimate stage mother. Her mission in life is to see that her nine-year-old daughter, Bailey, continues to be one of the most successful child pageant contestants in the southern United States. But lately, that mission has become increasingly difficult. Bailey wants to retire and has been secretly binge eating to make herself "unpageantable;" and the reality show Miranda has spent years trying to set up just went to their biggest rival. But Miranda has a plan. She's seven months pregnant with her fourth child, a girl (thank God), and she is going to make damn sure this one is even more successful than Bailey, even if the new girl is a little different. Miranda's husband, Ray, however, doesn't have time for pageants. A full-time nurse, Ray spends his days at the hospital where he has developed a habit of taking whatever pills happen to be lying around. His nights are spent working hospice and dealing with Courtney, the seventeen-year-old orphan granddaughter of one of his hospice patients who he has, regrettably, knocked up. With a pregnant wife, a pregnant teenage mistress, two jobs, a drug hobby, and a mountain of debt, Ray is starting to take desperate measures to find some peace. Meanwhile, the Millers' two sons are being homeschooled by Miranda's mother, Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann), a God-fearing widow who spends her free time playing cards and planning a murder with Jesus. Yes, Jesus. A bright new voice in satirical literature, Kirker Butler pulls no punches as he dissects our culture's current state of affairs. It's really funny, but it's also pretty ugly.

The Ugly Wife Is A Treasure At Home

Author : Melissa Margaret Schneider
ISBN : 9781612347042
Genre : History
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ôThe ugly wife is a treasure at homeö is not just an idle expression in China. For centuries, Chinese marriage involved matchmakers, child brides, dowries, and concubines, until the PeopleÆs Republic of China was established by Mao Zedong and his Communist Party in 1949. Initially encouraging citizens to reject traditional arranged marriages and instead wed for love, the party soon spurned ôthe sin of putting love first,ö fearful that romantic love would distract good Communists from selflessly carrying out the StateÆs agenda. Under Mao the party established the power to approve or reject proposed marriages, dictate where couples would live, and even determine if spouses would live together. By the 1960s and 1970s romantic love became a counterrevolutionary act punishable by ôstruggle sessionsö or even imprisonment. The importance of Chinese sons, however, did not wane during MaoÆs thirty-year regime. As such, in a world where nobody spoke of love, 99 percent of young women still married. The Ugly Wife Is a Treasure at Home draws the reader into the world of love in Communist China through the personal memories of those who endured the Cultural Revolution and the generations that followed. This collection of intimate and remarkable stories gives readers a rare view of Chinese history, social customs, and Communism from the perspective of todayÆs ordinary citizens.

Jane Our Stranger

Author : Mary Borden
ISBN : UOM:39015030947173
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Where Love Reigns

Author : Thomas Nelson
ISBN : 9781418559205
Genre : Reference
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The nature of true love has fascinated lovers, poets, philosophers, and troubadours throughout the centuries. for many it is the words of the collected here are some of the most beautiful and most profound expressions of love ever written.

Shadows In The Night Never Sleep With Strangers

Author : Heather Graham
ISBN : 9781460399682
Genre : Fiction
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Disturbed

Author : Jennifer Jaynes
ISBN : 1542046386
Genre : College students
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A captivating psychological thriller from #1 USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Jaynes. On Halloween night five years ago, Chelsea Dutton's college roommates were viciously stabbed to death, and Chelsea was critically injured. She was found hiding in her apartment's bathtub, barely clinging to life. With only fragments of shattered memory, she's been trying her best to move past the nightmares ever since. Now in Boston, she lives a somewhat reclusive life, working from home as a medical transcriptionist and bingeing on mindless television shows. She can't shake the fear that her attacker is out there, waiting to finish what he started, and Elizabeth, a nurse she met after the murders, is the only person she can trust. When someone from her past reemerges, Chelsea starts receiving disturbing messages and worries that her every move is being watched. As the messages mount and her memories begin to return, she's led to a very terrifying and lonely place. But she needn't be afraid. She won't be alone there for long.

The Fairly Stillwart Chronicles

Author : Scott Butcher
ISBN : 9781928133285
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Meet Stillwart, a pixie foundling, rescued and raised by old Fiona, who was once Queen of the Southern Fairies. When Fiona brought the withered grain home that contained the pixie, the other fairies thought she was crazy. The little pixie was ugly and brown, not glittery and golden, but Fiona didn’t care. It’s possible the old Queen’s eyesight had been failing her; it’s also possible that Fiona wasn’t as doddery as the fairies thought. Willful and rude, fearless and practical, Stillwart the Pixie leads the Southern Fairies on an adventure to save their Northern kinfolk from extinction. Along the way, she gathers a rag-tag group of loyal friends, each especially magical in their own way. The Fairly Stillwart Chronicles are a series of three short stories detailing the life and adventures of Stillwart the Pixie and her adopted fairy family. The stories capture the Southern Land Fairy folklore by bringing to life their world, hierarchy, and the challenges they face to keep their race and magic alive.

Never Smile At Strangers

Author : Jennifer Jaynes
ISBN : 1477821910
Genre : Fiction
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When nineteen-year-old Tiffany Perron vanishes without a trace, the residents of rural Grand Trespass, Louisiana, launch a desperate search to find her. But few clues are unearthed, and before long another young woman disappears. As locals continue to vanish, residents begin to discover that they might not know those closest to them as well as they had thought. Lies and insecurities quickly surface, leading everyone to question one another...and their involvement in the disappearances. Meanwhile, an unstable, twisted killer is hiding quietly in their midst. Ever since his mother's murder four years earlier, he's been forced to raise his disturbed teenage sister. He's terrified of her--and of women in general--and his world revolves around his fear of and obsession over them. In this USA Today bestselling thriller, debut novelist Jennifer Jaynes delivers a psychologically riveting page-turner that is packed with surprises and will have readers guessing to the very last page.

Ugly Girl

Author : Mary E. Twomey
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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"Ugly Girl" is book one of an 11-part fantasy romance series, which is based in French folklore. Rosie Avalon doesn’t know what to make of the bounty hunter who barreled into her life and turned everything on its head. When he lifts her concealment, Rosie goes from having a face that makes people cringe, to being suddenly beautiful. Bastien promises she’ll be safe when he takes her to a world teeming with Fae, Retifs, Brownies and the like, but with a target on her back and too many broken parts in this new magical world, Rosie isn’t sure a safe place exists under her evil mother’s rule. Now with everyone trying to use her for gifts she never knew she had, Rosie wonders if life was better back when she was the ugly girl.

If A Stranger Approaches You

Author : Laura Kasischke
ISBN : 9781936747511
Genre : Fiction
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Fifteen “alarming and gorgeous” stories from the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author about the quiet terrors of American life (The Boston Globe). Laura Kasischke, national bestselling author of The Life Before Her Eyes and White Bird in a Blizzard, both adapted for film, looks behind the quietude of domesticity to find the “strange and unexpected and sometimes extraordinary” in this collection of stories that “defies simple definition” (Booklist). In “Mona,” a mother violates her daughter’s privacy certain she’s hiding a dreadful secret. In “You’re Going to Die,” a girl delights in the cruel power she has over her ailing father. In “Search Continues for Elderly Man,” a little boy’s invitation for a lonely old neighbor to come out and play takes a shocking turn. In “Our Father,” children camouflage their sleeping dad in dirty rags to protect him. But from what?; and in the title story, a woman agrees to carry a package aboard a plane for a stranger despite—or perhaps, because of—her fantasizes about potential disaster. Populated by people coming to terms with a life that is just a little bit off—after there is a tiny mummified heart in a dresser drawer of a suburban home, If a Stranger Approaches You is “an important addition to [Kasischeke’s] own body of work and to the contemporary literature of end times” —NPR Books

Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger

Author : Louis Sachar
ISBN : 9781408812471
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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All the kids from Wayside School had to spend 243 days in horrible schools while Wayside was closed to get rid of the infestation of cows! Now the kids are back and the fun begins again on every floor. Miss Mush has prepared a special lunch of baked liver in purple sauce and it is pet day on the 30th floor. There are dogs and cats and frogs and skunks and an orange named Fido, causing a terrible commotion. But the biggest surprise of all is that Mrs Jewls is expecting a baby and a substitute teacher is coming, and everyone knows what that means . . . Wayside School is going to get a little stranger.

The Rural Repository Devoted To Polite Literature

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ISBN : UCAL:C3471265
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To Day

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105010303894
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The White Family

Author : Maggie Gee
ISBN : 9781846591372
Genre : Fiction
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Alfred White, a London park keeper, rules his home with a mixture of ferocity and tenderness that has estranged his three children. But family ties are strong, and when Alfred collapses on duty one day, they rush to be with him. His daughter's partner, Elroy, a black social worker, is brought face to face with Alfred's younger son Dirk, who hates and fears all black people, and the scene is set for violence, forcing Alfred's wife May to choose between justice and kinship. This groundbreaking novel takes on the taboo subject of racial hatred as it looks at love, hatred, sex, comedy and death in an ordinary British family. The White Family points to new directions in British writing. Full of power and passion, as well as somte timely warnings, this is one of the year's finest novels, and it deserves the widest possible readership.' Literary Review Intensely touching, full of ironies, situational and verbal, [and] brilliantly connected with contemporary society.' Financial Times The White Family tackles an unspeakable subject with quiet courage. Beautifully written, it tells the complex story of racism from the point of view of the perpetrators. The result is an astonishing examination of the changes, complexities and difficulties at the heart of a multi-ethnic suburban community.' The Big Issue A transcendent work, splitting open a family to bare the rough edges of prejudice, self-righteousness and petulant self-justification that we all recognise. The words of James Baldwin resonate throughout: “Books taught me that the things that tormented me the most were the things that connected me to everyone who was alive and who had ever been alive.' Daily Telegraph Gee's book is bold because of her willingness to write about the living, shifting present. An unashamedly contemporary novel - a millennium novel, if you like - that embraces the ideological and emotional chaos of our times. The Independent Skilful structure and tender, precise prose.' The Observer Picking up where Toni Morrison leaves off, Gee reminds us that racism not only devastates the lives of its victims, but also those of its perpetrators. Like Eugene O'Neill, Maggie Gee moves skilfully between compassion and disgust.' TLS Elegant style and an expert ear for dialogue ... courageous, honest, powerfully real and not a little disturbing.' The Times Full of good writing.' The Spectator Maggie Gee is one of our most ambitious and challenging novelists.' The Spectator The White Family is an audacious, groundbreaking conditionof- England novel which tilts expertly at a middle class fallacy that racism is something “out there”, in the football terraces or the sink estates ... Finely judged and compulsively readable.' The Guardian Outstanding ... tender, sexy and alarming.' Jim Crace A brilliant depiction of British society.' Bernardine Evaristo

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