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Book The girl in a swing

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  • Author : Richard Adams
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1986
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book The girl in a swing written by Richard Adams and published by . This book was released on 1986 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Girl on the Velvet Swing

Download or read book The Girl on the Velvet Swing written by Simon Baatz and published by Mulholland Books. This book was released on 2019-02-19 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From New York Times bestselling author Simon Baatz, the first comprehensive account of the murder that shocked the world. In 1901 Evelyn Nesbit, a chorus girl in the musical Florodora, dined alone with the architect Stanford White in his townhouse on 24th Street in New York. Nesbit, just sixteen years old, had recently moved to the city. White was forty-seven and a principal in the prominent architectural firm McKim, Mead & White. As the foremost architect of his day, he was a celebrity, responsible for designing countless landmark buildings in Manhattan. That evening, after drinking champagne, Nesbit lost consciousness and awoke to find herself naked in bed with White. Telltale spots of blood on the bed sheets told her that White had raped her. She told no one about the rape until, several years later, she confided in Harry Thaw, the millionaire playboy who would later become her husband. Thaw, thirsting for revenge, shot and killed White in 1906 before hundreds of theatergoers during a performance in Madison Square Garden, a building that White had designed. The trial was a sensation that gripped the nation. Most Americans agreed with Thaw that he had been justified in killing White, but the district attorney expected to send him to the electric chair. Evelyn Nesbit's testimony was so explicit and shocking that Theodore Roosevelt himself called on the newspapers not to print it verbatim. The murder of White cast a long shadow: Harry Thaw later attempted suicide, and Evelyn Nesbit struggled for many years to escape an addiction to cocaine. The Girl on the Velvet Swing, a tale of glamour, excess, and danger, is an immersive, fascinating look at an America dominated by men of outsize fortunes and by the women who were their victims.

Book Swing

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  • Author : Kwame Alexander
  • Publisher : Clarion Books
  • Release : 2018-10-02
  • ISBN : 0310761875
  • Pages : 450 pages

Download or read book Swing written by Kwame Alexander and published by Clarion Books. This book was released on 2018-10-02 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this YA novel in verse from bestselling authors Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess (Solo), which Kirkus called “lively, moving, and heartfelt” in a starred review, Noah and Walt just want to leave their geek days behind and find “cool,” but in the process discover a lot about first loves, friendship, and embracing life . . . as well as why Black Lives Matter is so important for all. Best friends Noah and Walt are far from popular, but Walt is convinced junior year is their year, and he has a plan that includes wooing the girls of their dreams and becoming amazing athletes. Never mind he and Noah failed to make their baseball team yet again, and Noah’s crush since third grade, Sam, has him firmly in the friend zone. While Walt focuses on his program of jazz, podcasts, batting cages, and a “Hug Life” mentality, Noah feels stuck in status quo … until he stumbles on a stash of old love letters. Each one contains words Noah’s always wanted to say to Sam, and he begins secretly creating artwork using the lines that speak his heart. But when his art becomes public, Noah has a decision to make: continue his life in the dugout and possibly lose the girl forever, or take a swing and finally speak out. At the same time, American flags are being left around town. While some think it’s a harmless prank and others see it as a form of protest, Noah can’t shake the feeling something bigger is happening to his community. Especially after he witnesses events that hint divides and prejudices run deeper than he realized. As the personal and social tensions increase around them, Noah and Walt must decide what is really important when it comes to love, friendship, sacrifice, and fate. Swing: is written by New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winner Kwame Alexander Features a diverse array of characters and perspectives tackles the biggest social issues of today, including racial prejudice and Black Lives Matter is perfect reading for the classroom or community-wide discussions is a 2020 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers contains original artwork tied to the story If you enjoy Swing, check out Solo by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess.

Book Swing Shift

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  • Author : Sherrie Tucker
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2000
  • ISBN : 9780822328179
  • Pages : 428 pages

Download or read book Swing Shift written by Sherrie Tucker and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story, based on extensive individual interviews, of the women’s swing bands that toured extensively during World War II and after -- a kind of “League of their Own” for jazz.

Book Swing

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  • Author : Rupert Holmes
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2007-12-18
  • ISBN : 0307431894
  • Pages : 386 pages

Download or read book Swing written by Rupert Holmes and published by Random House. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two-time Edgar Award winner Rupert Holmes–author of the critically acclaimed Where the Truth Lies and creator of the Tony Award—winning musical whodunit The Mystery of Edwin Drood–now fuses gripping suspense and evocative music in an innovative novel of intrigue set in 1940, during the very heart of the Big Band era. Jazz saxophonist and arranger Ray Sherwood, touring with the Jack Donovan Orchestra, is haunted by personal tragedy. But when a beautiful and talented Berkeley student named Gail Prentice seeks his help in orchestrating a highly original composition called Swing Around the Sun, which is slated to premiere at the Golden Gate Exposition on the newly created Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, Ray finds himself powerfully drawn to the beguiling coed. Within moments of first setting eyes on her, Ray also witnesses a horrifying sight: a young woman plunging to her death from the island’s emblematic Tower of the Sun. As the captivated Ray learns more about Gail and her unusual family, he finds himself trapped in a tightening coil of spiraling secrets– some personally devastating, all dangerous and deadly– in which from moment to moment nothing is certain, including Gail’s intentions toward him and her connection to the dead woman who made such a grisly impact upon the stunning island. As events speed toward a shocking climax, Ray must use all his physical daring and improvisational skills to unlock an ominous puzzle whose sinister implications stretch far beyond anything he could imagine.

Book The Swing

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  • Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Publisher : CrissCross AppleSauce Books
  • Release : 2014-05
  • ISBN : 9781942483045
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book The Swing written by Robert Louis Stevenson and published by CrissCross AppleSauce Books. This book was released on 2014-05 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How do you like to go up in a swing? Beautiful illustrations by Julie Morstad bring new delight to this classic poem.

Book Swing Time

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  • Author : Zadie Smith
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2016-11-15
  • ISBN : 0399564314
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read book Swing Time written by Zadie Smith and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2016-11-15 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Smith’s thrilling cultural insights never overshadow the wholeness of her characters, who are so keenly observed that one feels witness to their lives.” —O, The Oprah Magazine “A sweeping meditation on art, race, and identity that may be [Smith’s] most ambitious work yet.” —Esquire A New York Times bestseller • Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction • Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from North West London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty. Two brown girls dream of being dancers—but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either. Tracey makes it to the chorus line but struggles with adult life, while her friend leaves the old neighborhood behind, traveling the world as an assistant to a famous singer, Aimee, observing close up how the one percent live. But when Aimee develops grand philanthropic ambitions, the story moves from London to West Africa, where diaspora tourists travel back in time to find their roots, young men risk their lives to escape into a different future, the women dance just like Tracey—the same twists, the same shakes—and the origins of a profound inequality are not a matter of distant history, but a present dance to the music of time. Zadie Smith's newest book, Grand Union, published in 2019.

Book Porch Swing Girl

Download or read book Porch Swing Girl written by Taylor Bennett and published by . This book was released on 2018-04-16 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What if friendship cost you everything? Dumped at her grandmother¿s house in Hawaii after a family tragedy, sixteen-year-old Olive Galloway is desperate to return to Boston before her dad loses all common sense and sells the family house. But plane tickets cost money. With the help of a quirky guy named Brander, and a mysterious girl named Jazz, Olive lands a summer job and launches a scheme to buy a plane ticket home by the end of the summer. They talk her into hanging out at their church youth group, but Olive can¿t help remembering how God didn¿t answer her prayers the last time it was really important. Why should He help now? It¿s up to her to make it home. When Jazz reveals a painful secret, Olive¿s plans are challenged. Jazz needs money¿lots of it. Olive and Brander are determined to help their friend but, when their fundraising efforts are thwarted, Olive is caught in the middle. Helping Jazz means giving up her ticket home. And time is running out.

Book A Swing at Love

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  • Author : Harper Bliss
  • Publisher : Ladylit Publishing via PublishDrive
  • Release : 2019-01-25
  • ISBN : 9887801488
  • Pages : 212 pages

Download or read book A Swing at Love written by Harper Bliss and published by Ladylit Publishing via PublishDrive. This book was released on 2019-01-25 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On the fairway of life, love comes when you least expect it. Diane Thompson is happy enough. Her successful accounting firm allows her plenty of time to play all the golf she wants and enjoy her life in small Sussex village Tynebury. She’s finally over the divorce from her husband, but potential suitors are few and far between for a fifty-something woman in the English countryside. Tamsin Foxley is determined to keep matters of the heart separated from her new teaching job at the Royal Tynebury Golf Club after a disastrous romantic experience put an end to her previous employment. She has also vowed to no longer fall for women almost half her age. When the new season starts at the golf club, Diane and Tamsin become fast friends. Their feelings for each other quickly go in an unexpected direction and they both have to reevaluate what it is they want from life. Can Diane overcome her fear of falling for a woman? And can Tamsin accept her taste in women may have changed? Find out in this sweet romance by best-selling lesbian romance author Harper Bliss and her wife Caroline in her debut effort.

Book Grandpa Versus Swing

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  • Author : Lael Chisholm
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2021
  • ISBN : 9781775436751
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book Grandpa Versus Swing written by Lael Chisholm and published by . This book was released on 2021 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Swing

Download or read book Swing written by Ashleigh Renard and published by . This book was released on 2021-05-25 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: PERFECTIONIST MOM TAKES DOING IT ALL TO THE NEXT LEVEL AS THE WORLD'S WORST ATTEMPTED SWINGER Pre-order today to get the audiobook for free. Send order screenshot to [email protected].

Book Swing It  Sunny

Download or read book Swing It Sunny written by Jennifer L. Holm and published by Graphix. This book was released on 2017 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the award-winning duo and creators of Babymouse comes the sequel to the bestselling "Sunny Side Up." In the mid 1970s, Sunny Lewin faces the prospect of middle school and deals with the problems of her somewhat dysfunctional family.

Book A Swing for Life

Download or read book A Swing for Life written by Nick Faldo and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-11-08 with total page 535 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nick Faldo is considered one of the world's most complete golfers. For years he analysed his game in search of the perfect swing. In this extensive book-the fully updated and revised version of a timeless golf classic-he shares his experience and the skills of that game. Faldo explains the principles behind his flowing, consistent swing-a swing to apply to every club in the bag. He discusses driving strategy, short-game technique, bunker play, and the art of putting, and includes new information on fitness, equipment, his philosophy of golf, new developments in his swing, and more. Supporting these principles are 250 superb photographs that illustrate how to swing, no matter what part of the course you're on. For experienced golfers, Faldo's strategy on "working the ball" will surely fascinate, as will his philosophy of "taking your game to the course." He stresses that practice and confidence go together-and in this essential book, filled with the same drills and exercises he personally uses for tournament preparation, will help readers create their own "swing for life."

Book Swing It

Download or read book Swing It written by John Sforza and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2000 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Girl With No Name

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  • Author : Diney Costeloe
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2016-03-01
  • ISBN : 1784970042
  • Pages : 678 pages

Download or read book The Girl With No Name written by Diney Costeloe and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-03-01 with total page 678 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A heart-wrenching story from the bestselling author of The Throwaway Children. Thirteen-year-old Lisa has escaped from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport. She arrives in London unable to speak a word of English, her few belongings crammed into a small suitcase. Among them is one precious photograph of the family she has left behind. Lonely and homesick, Lisa is adopted by a childless couple. But when the Blitz blows her new home apart, she wakes up in hospital with no memory of who she is or where she came from. The authorities give her a new name and despatch her to a children's home. With the war raging around her, what will become of Lisa now? Can't wait for the sequel? The Married Girls is out now! What readers are saying about The Girl With No Name: 'Diney Costeloe has perfectly captured the traumatic atmosphere of the war years both in London and the countryside... Highly recommended' 'The characters leap from the pages. The Blitz scenes were palpable, imagining what Londoners endured during WW2. Love all Diney's books' 'The author writes with good pace, and excellent descriptions of place and characters, but her main skill is in conveying the personal dilemmas faced by her characters. I shall definitely seek out more books by this author'.

Book Swing Sideways

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  • Author : Nanci Turner Steveson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2017-04-04
  • ISBN : 9780062374554
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Swing Sideways written by Nanci Turner Steveson and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2017-04-04 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “This is a summer neither Annabel nor readers will ever forget.” —School Library Journal Perfect for fans of Bridge to Terabithia and Walk Two Moons, this debut middle grade novel is the story of two girls and the unforgettable summer in which they learn about true friendship and loss. Annie has been promised a summer of freedom in the country. Freedom from a difficult school year, freedom from her fake “friends” back in the city, and, most of all, freedom from her mom’s life-governing spreadsheets and rigid schedules. When Annie meets California, who is visiting her grandfather’s farm, it seems she has found the perfect partner for the summer she’s always craved. Especially when California offers Annie a real-life adventure: if she and Annie can find the ponies her mom rode as a girl, surely it will remind her mom how wonderful the farm is—and fix what’s broken between her mom and her grandfather. But Annie’s summer of freedom is sprinkled with secrets, and everything she has learned about bravery and love will be put to the test when the truth behind the ultimate secret changes her life forever.

Book Girl in the Walls

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  • Author : A. J. Gnuse
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2021-05-11
  • ISBN : 0063031825
  • Pages : 366 pages

Download or read book Girl in the Walls written by A. J. Gnuse and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2021-05-11 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A riveting, astonishing, and flat-out gorgeous debut.”-- Nina de Gramont, author of The Christie Affair A mesmerizing and suspenseful coming-of-age novel about an orphan hiding within the walls of her former family home—and about what it means to be truly seen after becoming lost in life Eventually, every hidden thing is found. Elise knows every inch of the house. She knows which boards will creak. She knows where the gaps are in the walls. She knows which parts can take her in, hide her away. It’s home, after all. The home her parents made for her, before they were taken from her in a car crash. And home is where you stay, no matter what. Eddie is a teenager trying to forget about the girl he sometimes sees out of the corner of his eye. But when his hotheaded older brother senses her, too, they are faced with the question of how to get rid of someone they aren’t sure even exists. And as they try to cast her out, they unwittingly bring an unexpected and far more real threat to their doorstep. Written with grace and enormous heart, Girl in the Walls is a novel about carrying on through grief, forging unconventional friendships, and realizing, little by little, that we don’t need to fear what we do not understand.