The Girl in the Picture

Author: Denise Chong

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144068412X

Category: History

Page: 400

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"More than any other Vietnam book in recent years, The Girl in the Picture confronts us with the ceaseless, ever-compounding casualties of modern warfare." —The San Francisco Chronicle On June 8, 1972, nine-year-old Kim Phuc, severely burned by napalm, ran from her blazing village in South Vietnam and into the eye of history. Her photograph-one of the most unforgettable images of the twentieth century-was seen around the world and helped turn public opinion against the Vietnam War. This book is the story of how that photograph came to be-and the story of what happened to that girl after the camera shutter closed. Award-winning biographer Denise Chong's portrait of Kim Phuc-who eventually defected to Canada and is now a UNESCO spokesperson-is a rare look at the Vietnam War from the Vietnamese point-of-view and one of the only books to describe everyday life in the wake of this war and to probe its lingering effects on all its participants.

The Girl in the Picture

Author: Alexandra Monir

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0385372523

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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"A dark and addictive mystery that had me flying through the pages: best read late at night under the covers with the doors locked!"—Kara Thomas, author ofThe Darkest Corners One dead body, one photograph, one comprimising secret. Everyone's a suspect in this classic "whodunit" murder mystery from Timeless author, Alexandra Monir. Nicole Morgan has been labeled many things—the geeky music girl, the shy sidekick of Miss Popularity, and the girl with the scar. Now only one name haunts her through the halls of Oyster Bay Prep. The girl in the picture. After heartthrob Chace Porter is found dead in the woods near the school, the police search for the girl snuggled up next to him in a picture discovered among his personal effects. A girl no one knew was even close to him—and whose best friend, Lana Rivera, was his girlfriend. Nicole is that girl, and now she’s the primary suspect in his murder. What happened that night? Were Nicole and Chace dating behind Lana’s back? Were he and Lana over? Could either of the girls have killed him? In alternating points of view—that of suspect Nicole Morgan and that of Lana Rivera—and weaving between present-day, flashbacks, and the characters' surreal subconscious, The Girl in the Picture is a unique tale of teen friendship, romance, and deadly secrets. "This is a murder mystery with tightly tucked-in clues. Perfect for readers who enjoy fancy prep-school tales or mysteries."--Booklist "Monir effectively keeps readers guessing until nearly the end. VERDICT Teens will enjoy the cleverly crafted ride of this whodunit."--SLJ "Mystery lovers will find Oyster Bay Prep just to their liking."--The Bulletin

The Girl in the Photograph

Author: Kirsty Ferry

Publisher: Choc Lit Limited

ISBN: 1781893659

Category: Fiction

Page: 297

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A woman’s love of impressionist art draws her into a ghostly mystery along the North Yorkshire coastline. Staying alone in a sprawling, long-abandoned estate in Yorkshire would be madness to some. On the other hand, art enthusiast Lissy de Luca is looking forward to the isolation—and to beginning her research into the Staithes Group. It was here, more than a century ago, that the roiling seas and towering cliffs inspired the artistic passions of the famed commune. For Lissy, one of the most inspiring sights is the imposing Sea Scarr Hall itself—but the longer she stays, the stranger things get. There is the lonely figure who strolls the cove at night, and a hidden painting that is both seductive and unnerving. And then there’s the photograph Lissy finds of a young girl—one so unnaturally beautiful and so eerily familiar. Each discovery is leading Lissy to a chilling conclusion. She’s not alone at all. Those who once occupied the shadows of the manor house have a message for her. And they’re going to make sure she gets it. It’s a matter of life and death.

The Girl in the Photograph

Author: Lygia Fagundes Telles

Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing

ISBN: 1564788202

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4553


Complex and hauntingly beautiful, Lygia Fagundes Telles's most acclaimed novel is a journey into the inner lives of three young women, each revealing her secrets and loves, each awaiting a destiny tied to the colorful and violent world of modern Brazil. Sensual and wealthy Lorena dreams of a tryst with a married man. Unhappy Lia burns with a frantic desire to free her imprisoned fiancé. Glamorous Ana Clara, unable to escape her past, falls toward a tragedy of drugs and obsession. Intimate and unforgettable, The Girl in the Photograph creates an extraordinary picture of the wonder and the darkness that come to possess a woman's mind, and stands as one of the greatest novels to come out of Brazil in the late twentieth century.

The Girl in the Woods

Author: Marguerite Mooers

Publisher: Marguerite Mooers

ISBN: 0990444813

Category: Fiction

Page: 253

View: 3637


She is lost in the woods and dying. And then she sees the ghost.. On a warm July day, Drew Morgan sets out for a walk in the Adirondack woods, but while she is there a microburst roars through obliterating the trail. Dehydrated, starving and suffering from an infected wound, she wanders alone in the woods for several days. And that's when she sees the ghost of a teenage girl. After her rescue, Drew convinces friends to look for the girl and there they find the body. Than things begin to change. A medium who convinced Drew to look for the girl disappears. No one knows who the murdered girl is and when the body of the medium is found in the woods, Drew realizes that she may be in over her head and the killer may already have her in his sights. Reviews: "The Girl in the Woods is fast and engaging from beginning to end. The aura of mystery, the very human characters, the search and rescue dogs and the Adirondacks, make for a chilling, suspenseful read. Whether you believe in ghosts or spirits or not, there's plenty to wonder about in The Girl in the Woods. I recommend it." Amazon review "I read this book in 3 1/2 hours. Fantastic read. Am going to buy others from this author." Amazon review "This book was fun and fast moving. Ghosts and mystery, premonitions and rescues; it's all here. Fun read." Amazon review "Being a northern New Yorker myself, I plucked this murder mystery off my to-read pile figuring to spend a few spare minutes looking into it, only to find that I couldn't put it down, ending up reading it in one setting, something I almost never do. Ms. Mooers, an Adirondack 46r is a marvelous storyteller, a crafter of mystery plotting whose intricacies will keep you guessing right up to the jaw-dropping ending. If you're ever camping in the Adirondacks, Ms. Mooers is just the yarn spinner you'll want around the midnight campfire." Amazon review "This is the fourth book by this author that I have read. Each book is better than the one before but all are worth reading. This one though, The Girl in the Woods is outstanding. I could NOT put it down. Well written, it is a dancing story, moving quickly to keep a reader enchanted with a good story line, great descriptions of setting, wonderful character development and a good ending. For those of us who live in Upstate New York and have climbed mountains in the Adirondacks, it is a welcome new piece of literature."

The Girl on the Bus

Author: Nick Holland

Publisher: Nick Holland

ISBN: 1847990126

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 4835


This thriller chiller, as if Raymond Chandler had written a horror novel, is the story of an ordinary man thrown against his will into an extraordinary situation. People can take murderous secrets to the grave but when they cry out for justice they speak to John Halle: a man who can see and hear the truth that remains hidden to others. Halle finds himself the pawn in a murderous game being played from both sides of the grave until he finds his own life in the deadliest danger. How far would you go for the one you love? How far would you go for the one that you love even when they were dead? John Halle goes further. 'The Girl On The Bus' is the debut novel of Nick Holland, the Yorkshire writer who has previously written plays and award winning poetry. You can read the first 15 pages of my novel on the preview but please be aware that as the dark and complex novel progresses the bodies mount up and the tension increases. Dare you read 'The Girl On The Bus'?

The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf

Author: Mojha Kahf

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786735422

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2400


Syrian immigrant Khadra Shamy is growing up in a devout, tightly knit Muslim family in 1970s Indiana, at the crossroads of bad polyester and Islamic dress codes. Along with her brother Eyad and her African-American friends, Hakim and Hanifa, she bikes the Indianapolis streets exploring the fault-lines between "Muslim" and "American." When her picture-perfect marriage goes sour, Khadra flees to Syria and learns how to pray again. On returning to America she works in an eastern state -- taking care to stay away from Indiana, where the murder of her friend Tayiba's sister by Klan violence years before still haunts her. But when her job sends her to cover a national Islamic conference in Indianapolis, she's back on familiar ground: Attending a concert by her brother's interfaith band The Clash of Civilizations, dodging questions from the "aunties" and "uncles," and running into the recently divorced Hakim everywhere. Beautifully written and featuring an exuberant cast of characters, The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf charts the spiritual and social landscape of Muslims in middle America, from five daily prayers to the Indy 500 car race. It is a riveting debut from an important new voice.

The Girl on the Magazine Cover

Author: Carolyn L. Kitch

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807849781

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 7810


From the Gibson Girl to the flapper, from the vamp to the New Woman, Carolyn Kitch traces mass media images of women to their historical roots on magazine covers, unveiling the origins of gender stereotypes in early-twentieth-century American culture.

The Girl in the Lake

Author: India Hill Brown

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338678906

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 148

View: 9352


For fans of Small Spaces, Doll Bones, and Mary Downing Hahn, a truly chilling (and historically inspired) ghost story from the talented author of The Forgotten Girl. Celeste knows she should be excited to spend two weeks at her grandparents' lake house with her brother, Owen, and their cousins Capri and Daisy, but she's not. Bugs, bad cell reception, and the dark waters of the lake... no thanks. On top of that, she just failed her swim test and hates being in the water—it's terrifying. But her grandparents are strong believers in their family knowing how to swim, especially having grown up during a time of segregation at public pools. And soon strange things start happening—the sound of footsteps overhead late at night. A flickering light in the attic window. And Celete's cousins start accusing her of pranking them when she's been no where near them! Things at the old house only get spookier until one evening when Celeste looks in the steamy mirror after a shower and sees her face, but twisted, different... Who is the girl in the mirror? And what does she want? Past and present mingle in this spine-tingling ghost story by award-winning author India Hill Brown.

Girl Perfect

Author: Jennifer Strickland

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1599793431

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 194

View: 3994


Based on the evocative and haunting story of her journey from fashion to faith, the principles of true beauty and proper body image shared by professional model Strickland will shatter the illusion that worldly beauty and success satisfy, leading young women and teens to the powerful, lasting knowledge of who they are in God's sight.