In each of these short stories, set against a finely-crafted backdrop of poverty and violence, abuse and hope, Chandra Mayor provides a glimpse into the lives of girls and young women, allowing each to speak in her own voice. These are young women who roll pennies to buy toilet paper and roll their own cigarettes, who watch the mail for the welfare cheque and watch their boyfriends and lovers out of the corners of their eyes. But they also watch their own children play in wading pools, and watch the horizon for other women and other possibilities. Outsiders looking in and insiders looking out, these stories are wreathed in cigarette smoke and blurry with beer. Mayor insists that all girls are pretty girls, and that even amid squalor and chaos, true beauty is achieved through the simple act of reaching for something, anything, more.
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Deyanira García’s children’s book provides the answer to one of the most important questions girls usually have at many points in their lives, but are too afraid to ask: “What do pretty girls look like?” In this beautiful and colorful book, your child will find herself traveling through the beauty of her being. This beautiful mother and daughter story is one of the best gifts we can give to our little girls. It was written in the hopes that they will use their beauty to continue the transformation process for generations to come.
The compelling new standalone novel from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of Unseen and Cop Town. With a missing girl in the news, Claire Scott can’t help but be reminded of her sister, who disappeared twenty years ago in a mystery that was never solved. But when Claire begins to learn the truth about her sister, nothing will ever be the same.
Nashville Homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson is working to catch a serial rapist after a local girl falls prey to a sadistic killer. The Southern Strangler is slaughtering his way through the Southeast, leaving a gruesome memento at each crime scene—the prior victim's severed hand. Taylor finds herself in a joint investigation with her lover, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, as they pursue the vicious murderer. Ambitious TV reporter Whitney Connolly is certain the Southern Strangler is her ticket out of Nashville; she's got a scoop that could break the case. But she has no idea how close to this story she really is—or what it will cost her. Battling an old injury and her own demons, Taylor is desperate to quell the rising tide of bodies. But as the killer spirals out of control, everyone involved must face a horrible truth—the purest evil is born of private lies.
As South Las Vegas Community College is prepared for demolition, three of its faculty members fight to keep the school open long enough to graduate one last class of students. But nothing is ever what it seems in the Nevada desert. Soon, the down-on-their-luck, lovable-but-misguided rogues are stumbling their way through casinos and gentlemen's clubs, as they attempt to save ALL the women of Las Vegas from pirates, ghosts, and angry club owners. Along the way, maybe they'll even find the treasure that's buried somewhere on campus. Without digging up the dead bodies.
“A voice of her generation.” –Black Issues Book Review Three women are determined to ride their rich men’s successes to the very top… When her marriage to an NFL phenom ended, so did Adrienne Sheppard’s chance at wealth and security. Now she’s betting on her exclusive new nightclub—and her new man—to turn her luck around….Sexy vixen Shanice Whitaker is taking her pay-for-play schemes to a whole new level to stack up the mad fortune of her dreams….And Zakiya Lee is sure she knows how to work the sports fame game straight into full-time professional wife-hood with her NBA star. But soon, all three will learn the hard way that truly making it on their own will cost more than they ever bargained for… “Poole invites readers to the party where players get played. Gold diggers are nothing new, but this is one crazy, in-your-face tale of trysts and ludicrous schemes.” --RT Book Reviews on A Rich Man’s Baby
A compelling digital short story from the No.1 bestselling author of the Will Trent series. Jude Hanson returns home to Poulet and her mother – the Georgia mountain town she grew up in and couldn’t wait to leave, and the woman she hoped never to see again.
A sports reporter investigates the training of girls as professional gymnasts and figure skaters, arguing that the pressure to succeed and to look beautiful results in mental and physical harm, from eating disorders to psychological trauma.
One By One. . . Two decades ago, at a private women's college in upstate New York, a student was brutally attacked in her dorm room. Her assailant was never found. . . They Disappear. . . Sue Barlow arrives at Wilbourne College twenty years later. When a classmate disappears, Sue thinks it's an isolated incident. But then two other girls vanish. . . And Die. . . As fear grows on campus, Sue begins to sense she's being watched. And as the body count rises, she soon realizes that a twisted psychopath is summoning her to play a wicked game--a game that only will end when she dies. . . "If you like Dean Koontz, you'll love John Manning!" --Wendy Corsi Staub, New York Times bestselling author