The Girls Book
Score: 3.5
From 32 Ratings

The Girls

  • Author : Lisa Jewell
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-05-05
  • Genre: Neighborhoods
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780099599470

The Girls Excerpt :

Dark secrets, a devastating mystery and the games people play: the gripping new novel from the bestselling author of The House We Grew Up In and The Third Wife. You live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people's houses. You've known your neighbours for years and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really? Midsummer night: a thirteen-year-old girl is found unconscious in a dark corner of the garden square. What really happened to her? And who is responsible? Utterly believable characters, a gripping story and a dark secret buried at its core: this is Lisa Jewell at her heart-stopping best.

The Girl in the Garden Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

The Girl in the Garden

  • Author : Kamala Nair
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-06-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609418533

The Girl in the Garden Excerpt :

"Lush and mysterious...casts its spell from the first page...This is a deeply satisfying novel." - Kelly O'Connor McNees, author of The Island of Doves The redemptive journey of a young woman unsure of her engagement, who revisits in memory the events of one scorching childhood summer when her beautiful yet troubled mother spirits her away from her home to an Indian village untouched by time, where she discovers in the jungle behind her ancestral house a spellbinding garden that harbors a terrifying secret.

The Girls of the Garden Club Book

The Girls of the Garden Club

  • Author : John Patrick
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : 0822204487

The Girls of the Garden Club Excerpt :

THE STORY: For Rhoda Greenleaf gardening is all and the presidency of the local garden club her highest goal. But standing in her way is the incumbent, Lillybelle, who peppers her speech with French phrases and is a general pain in the neck. How to

The Girl In The Garden Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

The Girl In The Garden

  • Author : Melanie Wallace
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544784208

The Girl In The Garden Excerpt :

A “soulful and exquisite” (Shelf Awareness) novel about an abandoned young woman and her infant son, the townspeople who provide them with shelter, and the secrets that all of them are keeping. ¶ “In this exceptional novel, Melanie Wallace conveys the depths and complexities of life in a seemingly uneventful New England village. The Girl in the Garden strikingly affirms Eudora Welty’s belief ‘that one place understood helps us understand all other places better.’?”—Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author of Serena ¶ When June arrives on the coast of New England, baby in arms, an untrustworthy man by her side, Mabel—who rents them a cabin—senses trouble. A few days later, the girl and her child are abandoned. June is soon placed with Mabel’s friend, Iris, in town, and her life becomes entwined with a number of locals who have known each other for decades: a wealthy recluse with a tragic past; a widow in mourning; a forsaken daughter returning for the first time in years, with a stranger in tow; and a kindly WWII veteran who serves as the town’s sage. Surrounded by the personal histories and secrets of others, June finds the way forward for herself and her son becoming determined by the others’ pasts, including loves—and crimes—from years ago. In vivid, nuanced prose, Melanie Wallace—“a writer with a tender regard for the marginal, the missing, and the lost” (Hilary Mantel)—explores the time-tested bonds of a small community, the healing power of friendship and love, and whether the wrongs of the past can ever be made right. ¶ “Powerful...A quiet, contemplative novel that builds slowly and leaves a lasting impact.”—Publishers Weekly

The Girls in the Garden Book

The Girls in the Garden

  • Author : Lisa Jewell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-02-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982144920

The Girls in the Garden Excerpt :

"First published as The Girls in Great Britain by Century in 2015"--Title page verso.

I Found You Book
Score: 4.5
From 113 Ratings

I Found You

  • Author : Lisa Jewell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501154614

I Found You Excerpt :

“Readers of Liane Moriarty, Paula Hawkins, and Ruth Ware will love.” —Library Journal (starred review) “Jewell’s novel explores the space between going missing and being lost….how the plots intersect and finally collide is one of the great thrills of reading Jewell’s book. She ratchets up the tension masterfully, and her writing is lively.” —The New York Times In the windswept British seaside town of Ridinghouse Bay, single mom Alice Lake finds a man sitting on a beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside. Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, newlywed Lily Monrose grows anxious when her husband fails to return home from work one night. Soon, she receives even worse news: according to the police, the man she married never even existed. Twenty-three years earlier, Gray and Kirsty Ross are teenagers on a summer holiday with their parents. The annual trip to Ridinghouse Bay is uneventful, until an enigmatic young man starts paying extra attention to Kirsty. Something about him makes Gray uncomfortable—and it’s not just because he’s a protective older brother. Who is the man on the beach? Where is Lily’s missing husband? And what ever happened to the man who made such a lasting and disturbing impression on Gray? “A mystery with substance” (Kirkus Reviews), I Found You is a delicious collision course of a novel, filled with the believable characters, stunning writing, and “surprising revelations all the way up to the ending” (Booklist) that make the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone Lisa Jewell so beloved by audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Year of the Garden Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Year of the Garden

  • Author : Andrea Cheng
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2017-04-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 133
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328698872

The Year of the Garden Excerpt :

A third-grader finds room to grow in a gentle, feel-good story about the transforming power of friendship and gardening” (Kirkus Reviews). When Anna Wang is gifted a copy of The Secret Garden, it inspires her to follow her dreams—maybe she can plant ivy and purple crocuses and the birds will come. It’s the perfect time for growth and change, especially since Anna’s family has moved out of their apartment into a house in Cincinnati, and Anna is starting at a new school. But something else that grows from her dream of a garden is even better: friendship. And friendship, like a garden, often has a mind of its own . . . In this prequel to The Year of the Book, join Anna in a year of discovery, new beginnings, friendships, and growth. “From a class lesson on recycling to the rescue of an orphaned rabbit, themes of renewal and ‘the circle of life’ are woven throughout.” —School Library Journal

Garden of Thorns Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Garden of Thorns

  • Author : Amber Mitchell
  • Publisher : Entangled: Teen
  • Release Date : 2017-03-06
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633758483

Garden of Thorns Excerpt :

“A tense, fast-paced fantasy.” —Taylor Fenner, author of The Haunting Love After seven grueling years of captivity in the Garden—a burlesque troupe of slave girls—sixteen-year-old Rose finds an opportunity to escape during a performance for the emperor. But the hostage she randomly chose from the crowd to aid her isn't one of the emperor's men—not anymore. He's the former heir to the throne, who is now leading a rebellion against it. Rayce is a wanted man and dangerously charismatic, the worst person for Rose to get involved with, no matter what his smile promises. But he assumes Rose's attempt to take him hostage is part of a plot to crush the rebellion, so he takes her ashis hostage. Now Rose must prove where her loyalties lie, and she offers Rayce a deal—if he helps her rescue the other girls, she'll tell him all the Garden's secrets. Except the one secret she's kept for seven years that she'll to take to her grave if she must. The Garden of Thorns series is best enjoyed in order. Book #1 Garden of Thorns Book #2 War of the Wilted

The Making of Us Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Making of Us

  • Author : Lisa Jewell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-08-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451609134

The Making of Us Excerpt :

From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes a “compelling and heartbreaking” (Jojo Moyes) novel about three strangers who are brought together by the father they never knew. Lydia, Dean, and Robyn don’t know one another. Yet. Each is facing difficult challenges. Lydia is still wearing the scars from her traumatic childhood. Wealthy and successful, she leads a lonely and disjointed existence. Dean is a young, unemployed, single dad whose life is going nowhere. Robyn is eighteen. Gorgeous, popular, and intelligent, she entered her first year of college confident of her dream to become a pediatrician. Now she’s failing her classes. Now she’s falling in love for the first time. Lydia, Dean, and Robyn live very different lives, but each of them, independently, has always felt that something was missing. What they don’t know is that a letter is about to arrive that will turn their lives upside down. It is a letter containing a secret—one that will bind them together and show them what love and family and friendship really mean. “Filled with heart and humor” (Kirkus Reviews), The Making of Us is a literary gem that will remind readers of the miracles that happen when we bring life into the world and share our lives with those we love.

The Girls of Slender Means  New Directions Classic  Book
Score: 3.5
From 23 Ratings

The Girls of Slender Means New Directions Classic

  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release Date : 1998-04-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9780811221047

The Girls of Slender Means New Directions Classic Excerpt :

"Long ago in 1945 all the nice people in England were poor, allowing for exceptions," begins The Girls of Slender Means, Dame Muriel Spark's tragic and rapier-witted portrait of a London ladies' hostel just emerging from the shadow of World War II. Like the May of Teck Club itself—"three times window shattered since 1940 but never directly hit"—its lady inhabitants do their best to act as if the world were back to normal: practicing elocution, and jostling over suitors and a single Schiaparelli gown. The novel's harrowing ending reveals that the girls' giddy literary and amorous peregrinations are hiding some tragically painful war wounds. Chosen by Anthony Burgess as one of the Best Modern Novels in the Sunday Times of London, The Girls of Slender Means is a taut and eerily perfect novel by an author The New York Times has called "one of this century's finest creators of comic-metaphysical entertainment."

The Secret Garden Book

The Secret Garden

  • Author : Hodgson B.F.
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Release Date : 2022-09-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9785521055067

The Secret Garden Excerpt :

«Таинственный сад» – любимая классика для читателей всех возрастов, жемчужина творчества Фрэнсис Ходжсон Бернетт, роман о заново открытой радости жизни и магии силы. Мэри Леннокс, жестокое и испорченное дитя высшего света, потеряв родителей в Индии, возвращается в Англию, на воспитание к дяде-затворнику в его поместье. Однако дядя находится в постоянных отъездах, и Мэри начинает исследовать округу, в ходе чего делает много открытий, в том числе находит удивительный маленький сад, огороженный стеной, вход в который почему-то запрещен. Отыскав ключ и потайную дверцу, девочка попадает внутрь. Но чьи тайны хранит этот загадочный садик? И нужно ли знать то, что находится под запретом?.. Впрочем, это не единственный секрет в поместье...

International Day of the Girl  The Book

International Day of the Girl The

  • Author : Jessica Dee, Ambrose, Rona Humphreys
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781525300585

International Day of the Girl The Excerpt :

An introduction to the International Day of the Girl — and why it matters. Celebrated every October 11th, the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl was created to increase awareness of issues that affect girls — and only girls — and to encourage progress toward gender equality. Nine stories inspired by the real-life experiences of girls from all over the globe bring to light the importance of this day. From gender-based violence to illiteracy, sanitation to child marriage, each story is set in a different country and sensitively describes a situation in which the main character faces an inequity based on her gender and young age. With realistic yet hopeful outcomes for each story, girls are presented as reformers, not victims. Ordinary girls making a powerful difference — these stories will stir the activist in every child!

A Garden of Girls Book

A Garden of Girls

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1910
  • Genre: Beauty, Personal
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105025565271

A Garden of Girls Excerpt :

Girls of Paper and Fire Book

Girls of Paper and Fire

  • Author : Natasha Ngan
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316561389

Girls of Paper and Fire Excerpt :

Uncover a riveting story of palace intrigue set in a sumptuous Asian-inspired fantasy world in the breakout YA novel that Publisher's Weekly calls "elegant and adrenaline-soaked." In this richly developed fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards for an unknown fate still haunts her. Now, the guards are back and this time it's Lei they're after -- the girl with the golden eyes whose rumored beauty has piqued the king's interest. Over weeks of training in the opulent but oppressive palace, Lei and eight other girls learns the skills and charm that befit a king's consort. There, she does the unthinkable: she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens her world's entire way of life. Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide how far she's willing to go for justice and revenge.

The Girls in the Balcony Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Girls in the Balcony

  • Author : Nan Robertson
  • Publisher : Backinprint.Com
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 0595154646

The Girls in the Balcony Excerpt :

"Women's struggle for equal work and equal pay at the newspaper of record is the subject. A century-long tale of courage, despair and outright mulishness told with wit, candor and great affection. Superlative journalism- sharp, detailed and unsparing." -Kirkus Starred Review