For decades, a well-to-do Baltimore family guarded a secret too painful to reveal, much less speak of among themselves. For one daughter, that secret would haunt her for years but ultimately compel her to take surprising risks and reap unbelievable rewards--the story of which forms the stunning narrative of this remarkable memoir. When Molly Bruce Jacobs, the family's eldest daughter, finds herself newly sober at the age of thirty-eight, she finally seeks out and comes face-to-face with this secret: Anne, a younger sister who was diagnosed at birth with hydrocephalus ("water on the brain") and mental retardation, then institutionalized. Anne has never been home to visit, and Jacobs has never seen her. Full of trepidation, Jacobs goes to meet her sister for the first time. As the book unfilds and the sisters grow close, Jacobs learns of the decades of life not shared, and gains surprising insights about herself, including why she drank for most of her adult life. In addition, she gradually comes to understand that her parents' reasons for placing Anne in an institution were far more complex than she'd ever imagined.
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Here is a book to help young girls understand the changes they go through when reaching puberty. An increasing number of girls are reaching puberty as young as eight years of age. 'Secret Girls' Business' will enable girls, and the important adults in their lives, to make this transition with joy and pride. This book aims to:- Present a simple brief account of puberty as part of a girls' life journey.- Celebrate changes to the female body.- Dispel myths, legends and fears by presenting accurate information in a colourful, child friendly format.- Promote comfortable discussion.- Enhance confidence and self-esteem of young girls.- Provide hints for parents, teachers and carers with special hints for Dads.
In the old days, when Kate had no interest in romance, she never cared what other people thought. Now, it appeared, love was turning her into a rotten human being. Eleven-year-old Kate Faber wishes she could talk to her best friend, Marylin, about this. But Marylin is no longer her best friend. Or is she? Kate and Marylin were always the kind of best friends who lived on the same block for their entire lives, and who agreed on what kinds of boys were worth kissing and who should be invited to their sleepover. The kind of best friends who didn’t need words to talk, but who always just knew. But lately Marylin has started to think that Kate can be a bit babyish. And Kate thinks Marylin is acting like a big snob. Somehow nothing is the same, but secretly Kate and Marylin both wish it could be...
Despite missing her old school friends, Tamsin is excited about joining a new school and meeting new people. But what she really wants is to join Ivy's 'secret' club so that she too can wear one of those mysterious ankle bracelets.
The Fabulous Girls' Book is the indispensable guide for fabulous girls everywhere. It is full of tips and tricks to help every girl be utterly fabulous in every way, with beautiful step-by-step illustrations and a hot-pink retro-effect cover. Contains tips on: how to look fabulous in five minutes flat; how to throw a fabulous theme party; how to tie a headscarf in five different styles; how to make a tropical bath treat; How to tie a sarong; how to make your own headed notepaper; how to direct and star in your own music video, and much more.
Accused of stealing, a girl runs away from a private school but is found and cleared of blame by the "Secret Seven."
More Secret Girls' Business is a companion volume to Secret Girl's Business. In addition to information about periods, More Secret Girl's Business includes details about physical and emotional changes. It will give girls greater understanding and deeper knowledge about puberty and sexuality. Information is presented in a sensitive but open manner. It has simple language and fun illustrations which girls will enjoy. This book aims to:- Provide girls with a full understanding of the physical and emotional changes experienced at puberty.- Celebrate changes to the female body.- Enhance confidence and self-esteem.- Acknowledge and affirm the development of sexual feelings in girls.- Provide hints for parents, teachers and carers, with special hints for Dads
THE SECRET NOVEL COLLECTION Secret, Colored Lily: Poppa Took My Innocence, and Paton are three complete novels in one emotionally packed family saga with dramatic events taking place in the deep south, lined in secrets, bursting from betrayals, and written in reverse order. Read about each book in this collection below and enjoy. SECRET In a small, southern town, there is a scorned secret that has ripped through homes. Accursed is the woman that it came from, people around town say, but to a sassy, country girl named Secret, that’s not all to it. She asks herself, what curse, and what does it have to do with me? That’s when Secret takes matters into her own hands and attempts to solve the terrifying mystery of her family that roots from her own mother! Will she ever uncover the curse that lives behind her name, or will Secret discover that all the hatred aimed her direction is truly deserved? COLORED LILY: Poppa Took My Innocence What would a daughter want more from her father than his love? However, in a small town, a teenage girl called by the name of Jocie, finds out how the love she once adored from her poppa can become twisted and feel so much like hatred, causing hell-grown wounds. Going on a search for the love that she yearns so deeply, Jocie winds up with worse than she bargained for, and without an escape, ends up in the midst of death, darkness, and a cold conception while gripping the darkest secret that only God in heaven can know and forgive! PATON After witnessing the ruthless murder of his best friend while his own life hung in the balance, the many demons Paton Jones spends a lifetime trying to suppress begin to emerge. Armed with an evil before its time, Paton's life becomes a thick fog of deadly secrets, hidden betrayal, and overt lies that carve a relentless path of revenge and destruction against anyone who crosses him. Before Secret, there was innocence. Before Colored Lily, there was corruption. In the beginning, there was PATON! If you love the drama in Alice Walker's The Color Purple, then you will become captivated with the thunderous secrets and taboo horrors of this dramatic African American fiction novel collection that brings you three books in one - SECRET, COLORED LILY:Poppa Took My Innocence and PATON. Read The Secret Novel Collection now! keywords: african american fiction, urban books, african american books, urban, urban fiction, urban street fiction, urban African American, street lit, urban romance, urban books free, love story, empire, urban lit, kingpin, crime fiction, crime, cartel, thug, urban books free, thug love, street, power, contemporary women, thrillers, police, criminal fiction, suspense, murder, free, hustler, street smarts, urban suspense, deals, coming of age, african american
"After the enormous success of 'Secret Girls' Stuff' comes this fabulous sequel from one of Australia's most recognised and read writers for young people. Since the publication of 'Secret Girls' Stuff', the number of letters, emails and faxes Margaret receives have quadrupled. All of Margaret's books have encouraged or inspired readers to contact her, however, 'Secret Girls' Stuff' pushed this reader/writer relationship to new heights. Margaret is friend, counsellor, listener, mentor - to so many young readers. With a pile of correspondence reaching her ceiling, Margaret thought it was time to produce the follow-up to the original title that had reached so many. In 'More Secret Girls' Stuff' there are more pleas for help, more embarrassing stories, more confessions, more problems, and more shared thoughts, fears and dreams than ever before. "