Book Girl at War

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  • Author : Sara Novic
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2015-05-12
  • ISBN : 0812996356
  • Pages : 368 pages

Download or read Girl at War PDF, written by Sara Novic and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-05-12 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For readers of The Tiger’s Wife and All the Light We Cannot See comes a powerful debut novel about a girl’s coming of age—and how her sense of family, friendship, love, and belonging is profoundly shaped by war. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE, BOOKLIST, AND ELECTRIC LITERATURE • ALEX AWARD WINNER • LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST • LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION Zagreb, 1991. Ana Jurić is a carefree ten-year-old, living with her family in a small apartment in Croatia’s capital. But that year, civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia, splintering Ana’s idyllic childhood. Daily life is altered by food rations and air raid drills, and soccer matches are replaced by sniper fire. Neighbors grow suspicious of one another, and Ana’s sense of safety starts to fray. When the war arrives at her doorstep, Ana must find her way in a dangerous world. New York, 2001. Ana is now a college student in Manhattan. Though she’s tried to move on from her past, she can’t escape her memories of war—secrets she keeps even from those closest to her. Haunted by the events that forever changed her family, Ana returns to Croatia after a decade away, hoping to make peace with the place she once called home. As she faces her ghosts, she must come to terms with her country’s difficult history and the events that interrupted her childhood years before. Moving back and forth through time, Girl at War is an honest, generous, brilliantly written novel that illuminates how history shapes the individual. Sara Nović fearlessly shows the impact of war on one young girl—and its legacy on all of us. It’s a debut by a writer who has stared into recent history to find a story that continues to resonate today. Praise for Girl at War “Outstanding . . . Girl at War performs the miracle of making the stories of broken lives in a distant country feel as large and universal as myth.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice) “[An] old-fashioned page-turner that will demand all of the reader’s attention, happily given. A debut novel that astonishes.”—Vanity Fair “Shattering . . . The book begins with what deserves to become one of contemporary literature’s more memorable opening lines. The sentences that follow are equally as lyrical as a folk lament and as taut as metal wire wrapped through an electrified fence.”—USA Today

Book A Girl at War

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  • Author : Lilia Amadio
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 2014-03-28
  • ISBN : 1783064161
  • Pages : 215 pages

Download or read A Girl at War PDF, written by Lilia Amadio and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2014-03-28 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Giustina's young married life is torn apart when Mussolini takes Italy into the Second World War in 1940. Her husband is conscripted, falls ill, is invalided out of the North African campaign, and dies in a military hospital in Naples. Left with a young son and ageing parents, Giustina is forced to work as an agricultural labourer. Soon, however, she is drawn into the anti-Fascist Resistance by a friend of her husband's and is involved in several daring, dangerous missions, during the course of which she meets Giulio, a man from a very different class and background. The War takes him away to a different theatre, but she never forgets him. Three years later, after the end of the War, however, she returns home from work one day to find a strange car parked near her house...

Book The Glasgow Girl at War

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  • Author : Eileen Ramsay
  • Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
  • Release : 2020-10-29
  • ISBN : 1785762206
  • Pages : 266 pages

Download or read The Glasgow Girl at War PDF, written by Eileen Ramsay and published by Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.. This book was released on 2020-10-29 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The next heartwarming saga novel from Eileen Ramsay, perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Donna Douglas. 1930s Scotland. Growing up in a convent in Glasgow, Ferelith Gallagher dreams of bigger and better things. With no money behind her, and no family to speak of, she travels to Edinburgh to study to be a lawyer - a brave choice for a woman in the 1930s. And when she falls in love with a young fellow student, she thinks she's finally found a home. But after a brief and disastrous marriage, Ferelith swears she is through with love, and buries herself in her studies, striving to become the first female senior advocate in Scottish history. But when she finally meets a man she knows she could be happy with, Ferelith finds herself torn between love and her career. When war breaks out, she knows life will never be the same again . . . Previously published as The Quality of Mercy.

Book China at War

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1945
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

Download or read China at War PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1945 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes selections from the daily bulletins of the China Information Committee.

Book American Women in a World at War

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  • Author : Judy Barrett Litoff
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN : 9780842025713
  • Pages : 237 pages

Download or read American Women in a World at War PDF, written by Judy Barrett Litoff and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 1997 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This title brings together twenty-five writings by women who share their rich and varied World War II experiences, from serving in the military to working on the home front to preparing for the postwar world. By providing evidence of their active and resourceful roles in the war effort as workers, wives, and mothers, these women offer eloquent testimony that World War II was indeed everybody's war. Litoff and Smith combine pieces by well-known writers, such as Margaret Culkin Banning and Nancy Wilson Ross, with important-but largely forgotten-personal accounts by ordinary women living in extraordinary times. This volume is divided into the six sections listed below: Preparing for War In the Military At 'Far-Flung' Fronts On the Home Front War Jobs Preparing for the Postwar World

Book Girl at the Edge of Sky

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  • Author : Lilian Nattel
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release : 2019-08-27
  • ISBN : 0735277052
  • Pages : 402 pages

Download or read Girl at the Edge of Sky PDF, written by Lilian Nattel and published by Random House Canada. This book was released on 2019-08-27 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NATIONAL BESTSELLER Girl at the Edge of Sky is a unique, thrilling, sometimes terrifying novel based on the life and death of Lily Litvyak, a female Soviet flying ace and fighter pilot shot down behind German lines in the Second World War. From the bestselling author of Web of Angels and The River Midnight. Lily Litvyak is no one's idea of a fighter pilot: a tiny, dimpled teenager with golden curls who lied about her age in order to fly. But in the crucible of the air war against the German invaders, she becomes that rare thing—a flying ace, glorified at home and around the world as the White Lily of Stalingrad. The real Lily disappeared in combat in August 1943, and the facts of her life are slim, but they have inspired Lilian Nattel's indelible portrait of a courageous young woman driven by family secrets to become an unlikely war hero. Even more powerfully, Nattel takes another big leap, asking the compelling question: what if Lily survived that last crash and became a prisoner of the Germans? Lily lives in a world of horrifying risk, where the life and death stakes are high in the air, but also on the ground. In the Soviet system, everyone is an informer, even your best friend. Lily lives in constant fear that she will be found out, arrested and executed as the daughter of an "enemy of the people." When she ends up a German prisoner, as a Soviet officer and a Jew, the need for deception becomes even more desperate. Girl at the Edge of Sky is a masterwork of the imagination, subtle and bold all at once, bringing us deep into the precarious life of a remarkable woman who lies to fight for the country that would disown her, and then lies to survive the enemy that would annihilate her.

Book The Girl at the Halfway House  A Story of the Plains

Download or read The Girl at the Halfway House A Story of the Plains PDF, written by Emerson Hough and published by Library of Alexandria. This book was released on 2020-09-28 with total page 371 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The band major was a poet. His name is lost to history, but it deserves a place among the titles of the great. Only in the soul of a poet, a great man, could there have been conceived that thought by which the music of triumph should pass the little pinnacle of human exultation, and reach the higher plane of human sympathy. Forty black horses, keeping step; forty trumpeters, keeping unison; this procession, headed by a mere musician, who none the less was a poet, a great man, crossed the field of Louisburg as it lay dotted with the heaps of slain, and dotted also with the groups of those who sought their slain; crossed that field of woe, meeting only hatred and despair, yet leaving behind only tears and grief. Tears and grief, it is true, yet grief that knew of sympathy, and tears that recked of other tears. For a long time the lines of invasion had tightened about the old city of Louisburg, and Louisburg grew weaker in the coil. When the clank of the Southern cavalry advancing to the front rang in the streets, many were the men swept away with the troops asked to go forward to silence the eternally throbbing guns. Only the very old and the very young were left to care for the homes of Louisburg, and the number of these grew steadily less as the need increased for more material at the front. Then came the Southern infantry, lean, soft-stepping men from Georgia and the Carolinas, their long black hair low on their necks, their shoes but tattered bits of leather bound upon their feet, their blankets made of cotton, but their rifles shining and their drill perfection. The wheat lay green upon the fields and the odours of the blossoms of the peach trees hung heavy on the air; but there was none who thought of fruitage or of harvest. Out there in front, where the guns were pulsing, there went on that grimmer harvest with which the souls of all were intimately concerned. The boys who threw up their hats to greet the infantry were fewer than they had been before the blossoming of the peach. The war had grown less particular of its food. A boy could speed a bullet, or could stop one. There were yet the boys. Of all the old-time families of this ancient little city none held position more secure or more willingly accorded than the Fairfaxes and the Beauchamps. There had always been a Colonel Fairfax, the leader at the local bar, perhaps the representative in the Legislature, or in some position of yet higher trust. The Beauchamps had always had men in the ranks of the professions or in stations of responsibility. They held large lands, and in the almost feudal creed of the times they gave large services in return. The curse of politics had not yet reached this land of born politicians. Quietly, smoothly, yet withal keyed to a high standard of living, the ways of this old community, as of these two representative families, went on with little change from generation to generation.

Book Danse Macabre  Memoir Of A Polish Girl At The Time Of The Russian Revolution  1914 1924

Download or read Danse Macabre Memoir Of A Polish Girl At The Time Of The Russian Revolution 1914 1924 PDF, written by Irene Rochas and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2018-04-14 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Memoir of a Polish Girl at the Time of the Russian Revolution (1914-1924). Irene Rochas was born Aniela Tarnowicz in Warsaw in 1906, the youngest child in a large upper middle-class Polish family. With the outbreak of World War I in 1914, Irene and her family were stranded in Moscow, and with the further outbreak of the Bolshevik Revolution, they were able to return to their homeland only after a delay of four years. Irene's rediscovered narrative -- written when she was fifty years old and set in the form of a novel -- is a remembrance of those eventful years of her childhood in Moscow and Warsaw. In this sense, it is truly a "memoir". Yes, "danse macabre" is the dance of death, the last waltz to which we are all invited. But Irene's "Danse Macabre" -- with its inquisitive and empathetic tone... and its often searing imagery -- is less a rumination on the inevitability of death and more a testament to the vibrancy of life itself. [Revised edition, endnote, illust., 350 pp. when printed]

Book Encyclopedia of Post Colonial Literatures in English

Download or read Encyclopedia of Post Colonial Literatures in English PDF, written by Eugene Benson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-11-10 with total page 1676 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the richness and variety of experience which they reflect. In three volumes, this Encyclopedia documents the history and development of this body of work and includes original research relating to the literatures of some 50 countries and territories. In more than 1,600 entries written by more than 600 internationally recognized scholars, it explores the effect of the colonial and post-colonial experience on literatures in English worldwide.

Book Christmas with the Shipyard Girls

Download or read Christmas with the Shipyard Girls PDF, written by Nancy Revell and published by Random House. This book was released on 2019-10-24 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ___________________________ THE SEVENTH NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING SHIPYARD GIRLS SERIES Sunderland, 1942: Christmas is fast approaching, and with it comes a flurry of snow and surprises... Against all odds, Polly's fiancé has finally returned home from the front line. If they can keep things on an even keel, she might get the winter wedding she's always dreamed of. Meanwhile shipyard manager Helen is determined to move on after a turbulent year. Her sights are set on breaking the yard's production record and no one, not even the handsome Dr Parker, is going to get in her way. And head welder Rosie's little sister Charlotte has turned up unannounced. Why is she back and so set on staying? Join the shipyard girls as they navigate through life, love and war this Christmas. ___________________________ Praise for the Shipyard Girls series: 'Rhe author is one to watch' Sun 'A brilliant read' Take a Break 'Well-drawn, believable characters combined with a storyline to keep you turning the pages' Woman 'Nancy Revell knows how to stir the passions and soothe the heart!' Northern Echo

Book True Biz

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  • Author : Sara Novic
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2022-04-05
  • ISBN : 1408714884
  • Pages : 390 pages

Download or read True Biz PDF, written by Sara Novic and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2022-04-05 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Original, tender, thoughtful and true. Can't wait for people to read!' Reese Witherspoon 'Part tender coming of age story, part electrifying tale of political awakening, part heartfelt love letter to Deaf culture, True Biz is a wholly a wonder' Celeste Ng A transporting novel that follows a year of seismic romantic, political, and familial shifts for a teacher and her students at a boarding school for the deaf, from the acclaimed author of Girl at War. ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022 - Oprah Daily, The Millions, Lit Hub, BookPage True biz (adj./exclamation; American Sign Language): really, seriously, definitely, real-talk True biz? The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their history finals, and have politicians, doctors, and their parents stop telling them what to do with their bodies. This revelatory novel plunges readers into the halls of a residential school for the deaf, where they'll meet Charlie, a rebellious transfer student who's never met another deaf person before; Austin, the school's golden boy, whose world is rocked when his baby sister is born hearing; and February, the headmistress, who is fighting to keep her school open and her marriage intact, but might not be able to do both. As a series of crises both personal and political threaten to unravel each of them, Charlie, Austin, and February find their lives inextricable from one another - and changed forever. This is a story of sign language and lip-reading, disability and civil rights, isolation and injustice, first love and loss, and, above all, great persistence, daring, and joy. Absorbing and assured, idiosyncratic and relatable, this is an unforgettable journey into the Deaf community and a universal celebration of human connection.

Book Lions at War   Other Plays

Download or read Lions at War Other Plays PDF, written by Omome Anao and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page 123 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The American Bookseller

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Book Annual Report   Girl Scouts of the United States of America

Download or read Annual Report Girl Scouts of the United States of America PDF, written by Girl Scouts of the United States of America and published by . This book was released on 1950 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Girl at a Window

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  • Author : Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1993
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 70 pages

Download or read Girl at a Window PDF, written by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn and published by . This book was released on 1993 with total page 70 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon

Download or read The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon PDF, written by Suzanne Goldring and published by Bookouture. This book was released on 2022-02-25 with total page 409 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘Wow what a book. I am still sitting thinking about this book even though I finished it a few days ago. I cannot write a review to do this book justice. I was hooked from the first page.’ Avid Reader, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Florence, 1943. A beautiful war-scarred city. A missing painting. A brave young girl on a black bicycle risking her life for the country she loved… As the bells toll and arrogant soldiers torment her family, fourteen-year-old Gabriella is determined to act. She seeks out her old friend Stefanina, an unlikely member of the Italian resistance with her dark curls and scarlet ribbon. Soon the two girls are criss-crossing the river with deadly information in their bicycle baskets. But then one terrible day Stefanina disappears… London 2019. Sofia is mourning the loss of her father, a famous painter. Desperate to feel closer to him, she begins to go through his paintings of wartime Florence, a time in his life he would never talk about. But then she realises one is missing and travels to Florence, the place of his tortured memories to find it. Her search takes her to her aunt Gabriella, an elegant old woman living in a palazzo filled with roses, who shows her the missing painting, a tiny picture of beautiful Stefanina, the girl with a scarlet ribbon. Gabriella tells her niece the story of Stefanina, a girl who captured her father’s heart, who rode her black bicycle into enemy territory. But will understanding the tragic story of the girl her father couldn’t forget, bring Sofia peace or further heartbreak? A completely compelling and heartbreaking story of a beautiful city, a violent war and a young woman’s daring. Fans of The Alice Network, The Nightingale and My Name is Eva will be captivated by The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon. What everyone is saying about The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon: ‘This is such a beautiful book and told with such feeling, I can't praise it enough.’ Redheaded Book Lady, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Historical fiction at the top of its game… The pages turn quickly from the first to the last page. I could not put this book down as I cried for Gabrielle and cheered for her and held my breath every step of the way. Suzanne Goldring writes mesmerizing stories that have you feeling like you are right there in the midst of it all… a captivating read that taught me so much.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This was a beautiful read that was well written… It was an emotive and gripping read, I really enjoyed it.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The story is beautifully written and is an emotional tale of the effects of the war as viewed from an Italian point of view which at times had me in tears and trying to read through them to see where the story was going. Suzanne Goldring did an exceptional job wrapping up the two timelines and pulling everything together.’ Beaches and Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A compelling, powerful and heart-breaking World War II novel… I highly recommend this novel but you may need to take breaks while reading it and keep a box of tissues close by! 5 Stars… This was my first Suzanne Goldring reading but I just bought one of her earlier books and know I will love it, too. She knows how to jar the soul.’ Cindy L. Spear, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Book World Writers in English

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  • Author : Jay Parini
  • Publisher : New York : C. Scribner's Sons
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 424 pages

Download or read World Writers in English PDF, written by Jay Parini and published by New York : C. Scribner's Sons. This book was released on 2004 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides critical and biographical essays on English writers from parts of the former British Empire.