Gather the Daughters

A Novel

Author: Jennie Melamed

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316463671

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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NEVER LET ME GO meets THE GIVER in this haunting debut about a cult on an isolated island, where nothing is as it seems. A Guardian Best Book of the Year A Booklist Best Book of the Year A New York Magazine best book of the month A Real Simple best book of the month People Magazine's Book of the Week Years ago, just before the country was incinerated to wasteland, ten men and their families colonized an island off the coast. They built a radical society of ancestor worship, controlled breeding, and the strict rationing of knowledge and history. Only the Wanderers--chosen male descendants of the original ten--are allowed to cross to the wastelands, where they scavenge for detritus among the still-smoldering fires. The daughters of these men are wives-in-training. At the first sign of puberty, they face their Summer of Fruition, a ritualistic season that drags them from adolescence to matrimony. They have children, who have children, and when they are no longer useful, they take their final draught and die. But in the summer, the younger children reign supreme. With the adults indoors and the pubescent in Fruition, the children live wildly--they fight over food and shelter, free of their fathers' hands and their mothers' despair. And it is at the end of one summer that little Caitlin Jacob sees something so horrifying, so contradictory to the laws of the island, that she must share it with the others. Born leader Janey Solomon steps up to seek the truth. At seventeen years old, Janey is so unwilling to become a woman, she is slowly starving herself to death. Trying urgently now to unravel the mysteries of the island and what lies beyond, before her own demise, she attempts to lead an uprising of the girls that may be their undoing. GATHER THE DAUGHTERS is a smoldering debut; dark and energetic, compulsively readable, Melamed's novel announces her as an unforgettable new voice in fiction.

Soldiers' Daughters

Author: Fiona Field

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 178185775X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4805


The story of two girls who, on the surface, seem to have a lot in common... Both motherless. Both sent to the same boarding school for 'army brats'. Both, later, commissioned into the army themselves. Both desperate for their fathers' love and approval. Samantha Lewis puts everything into being the soldier her father wants her to be. But her heart will lead her in an unexpected direction and threaten her authority over the men under her command. Michelle Flowers also craves her father's attention, but her impulsiveness will drive her into an obsession with the husband of another woman – with disastrous consequences.

Shall We Gather

A Tor.Com Original

Author: Alex Bledsoe

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466845422

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7808


When one world brushes another, asking the right question can be magic... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The King's Daughter

Author: Sandra Worth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440654565

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8896


In this groundbreaking novel, award-winning author Sandra Worth vibrantly brings to life the people?s Queen, ?Elizabeth the Good.? Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth of York trusts that her beloved father?s dying wish has left England in the hands of a just and deserving ruler. But upon the rise of Richard of Gloucester, Elizabeth?s family experiences one devastation after another: her late father is exposed as a bigamist, she and her siblings are branded bastards, and her brothers are taken into the new king?s custody, then reportedly killed. But one fateful night leads Elizabeth to question her prejudices. Through the eyes of Richard?s ailing queen she sees a man worthy of respect and undying adoration. His dedication to his people inspires a forbidden love and ultimately gives her the courage to accept her destiny, marry Henry Tudor, and become Queen. While her soul may secretly belong to another, her heart belongs to England?

Italian Popular Tales

Author: Thomas Frederick Crane

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 157607272X

Category: History

Page: 317

View: 9390


An important reintroduction to this literature, this compilation of Thomas Crane's original translations of Italian folk stories includes new critical analysis. * The first English translations of Italian folktales, now available after more than a century of neglect * Critical analysis and notes by the original editor, 19th-century folklorist Thomas Crane

Full of Money

Author: Bill James

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780100922

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8442


Part social satire, part police procedural, Bill James returns with the stunning prequel to Tip Top - In the drug-ridden Whitsun and Temperate housing estates a connection, once made, is only ever one thing: trouble. Trouble for the journalist whose investigation into the estates leads to his murder; trouble for policewoman Esther Davidson, whose job it is to arrest the killer; and trouble for TV producer Larry Edgehill, who becomes more involved with a Romeo and Juliet-esque cross-estate romance than he ever would have wanted .

The Daughters Victorious

Author: Shlomo Wexler

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

ISBN: 9789652292551

Category: Religion

Page: 456

View: 8504


A dramatization of the Torah story of the daughters of Zelaphchad, based of teachings from the Talmud and Midrash.

Dissident Daughters

Feminist Liturgies in Global Context

Author: Teresa Berger

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664223793

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

View: 7687


With its focus on narratives, its attention to contextual and material realities, and its collection of women-identified liturgies in global context, Dissident Daughters claims prominence within the growing literature on women's ways of worship. This book not only introduces liturgical texts, but focuses on the communities that create and celebrate these liturgies. Dissident Daughters gives voice to the women activists in these communities who show how their communities came into being; how social, cultural, and political realities shaped them and their liturgies; and how they envision their lives in and as communities of faith. In drawing the different narratives together, Dissident Daughters displays the expanse of the worldwide expression of women's rites, and how each is shaped by distinctly different contexts of struggle and hope.

The World of Willa Cather

Author: Mildred R. Bennett

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803250130

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 285

View: 6819


The World of Willa Cather describes the people and places in Nebraska that figure prominently in many of Cather’s best novels and short stories. It offers material that can be found nowhere else. Here are Willa Cather of Red Cloud, her family and friends, and the things that formed her sensibilities.