Category : Fiction
Editor : Redhook
ISBN : 9780316268707
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 288
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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "What a compulsive read! A brilliant first novel that kept me transfixed and entertained until the very last page." -- Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author You've been held captive in one room. You've been mentally and physically abused every day since you were sixteen years old. Then one night you realize your captor has left the door to your cell unlocked. For the first time in eight years you're free. This is what happens next... Escape was just the beginning. For more from Hollie Overton, check out:The WallsThe Runaway

Category : Fiction
Editor : Random House
ISBN : 9781473536104
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 400
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______________________________________________ A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK Read the novel that kept Tess Gerritsen transfixed and entertained until the very last page You’ve been held captive in one room. You’ve been mentally and physically abused every day since you were sixteen years old. Then, one night, you realise your captor has left the door to your cell unlocked. For the first time in eight years you’re free. This is what happens next. ______________________________________________ Praise for Baby Doll ‘What a compulsive read! A brilliant first novel that kept me transfixed and entertained until the very last page.’- Tess Gerritsen 'An incredibly powerful debut' - Sunday Mirror ‘Compelling psychological thriller.’ - Daily Express ‘With a narrative that can only be described as 'nuclear', the story of newly freed Lily and her daughter Sky moves at breakneck speed ... It's a really good read.’ - Stylist ‘Compelling first novel ... Overton throws in enough twists, turns, and surprises to keep the reader wondering what on earth can happen next.’ - Publishers Weekly ‘If Overton’s debut is anything to go by, she’ll soon be up there with the best of them!’ - Peterborough Evening Telegraph ‘Riveting from the first line.’ - Woman's Own ‘Gritty, captivating thriller.’ - Love Reading ‘A gripping page-turner that will make you think about what it means to be free.’ - Glamour South Africa ‘Riveting and difficult to put down.’ - News Gazette ‘You’ll feel the sudden urge to check the locks on your front door.’ - The Line Up ‘A fast paced and intense story that once I started I found I could not put down... the sheer heartbreak and horror of this story will keep you hooked...’ - Feminisia Libros Reviews ______________________________________________ If you love Baby Doll, try Hollie Overton's chilling latest novel, THE RUNAWAY

Category : Drama
Editor : New Directions Publishing
ISBN : 0811211673
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 230
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A taut, vivid drama of a voluptuous child-bridge who refuses to consummate her marriage to an older, down-on-his-luck cotton-gin owner.

Category : Art
Editor : Lulu.com
ISBN : 9781684709700
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 86
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Dance has been instrumental to the development of New Orleans' jazz culture since the bourgeoning "jass" days and is a fundamental feature of the doll-masking and street-parading phenomena of the early twentieth century. Established in March 2005 by New Orleans native and choreographer Millisia White, the New Orleans Society of Dance Baby Doll Ladies provides girls and women between the ages of seventeen and sixty plus a fun, productive place to get physically active, enrich their lives, and make connections with their peers. In Krewe of New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies' Homecoming, White presents a collection of photographs and biographies painting a portrait of the Baby Doll Ladies for 2019. A brief introduction is followed by the biographies of twenty-four dancers that offer short histories of each dancer, along with a list of personal details, such as birthdate, year of induction, hobbies, favorite color, and favorite dish.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9781101614716
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 352
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A Top Ten Finalist for Best Historical Novel, Goodreads Choice Awards, and a LibraryReads and Okra Pick A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans—a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets When Ibby Bell’s father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father’s urn for good measure. Fannie’s New Orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been—and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum—is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, Fannie’s black cook, Queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets. For Fannie’s own family history is fraught with tragedy, hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Uptown mansion. It will take Ibby’s arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there. And it will take Queenie and Dollbaby’s hard-won wisdom to show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places. For fans of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and The Help, Dollbaby brings to life the charm and unrest of 1960s New Orleans through the eyes of a young girl learning to understand race for the first time. By turns uplifting and funny, poignant and full of verve, Dollbaby is a novel readers will take to their hearts.

Category : Art
Editor : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN : 9783110547924
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 386
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As the portrait of a fringe group, this book invites the reader to engage with the phenomenon of outcasts; it orders the rich material – which has grown out of numerous projects of artistic research with female drug users in European prisons and therapy institutions – and sets it into context. In this way, the conditions which have become structurally embedded in social processes are laid open and made perceptible as a matter of public concern. The biographical and artistic work with the inmates, the correspondence, the interventions in the isolated, public, and cultural sphere, the minutes, reflections, and results of the interdisciplinary exchange with scientists are comprehensively documented and illustrated.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Notion Press
ISBN : 9789352062331
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 268
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"Komal has been deeply hurt by a past love. This colours every relationship as she discovers that the love that she has lost is the only love that she desires. Anuj is handsome, desirable and wants Komal. But he is unable to break into her heart. For in her heart resides Ranbeer and only Ranbeer. Anuj and Komal become fast friends, Best Friends Forever. Anuj also finds his true love in Leeza and suddenly announces his marriage in Goa. Leeza arrives there with a group of her friends, which is a surprise, surprise includes Ranbeer. Komal is stunned. What happens next? Does Komal find her love again? "

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Tate Publishing
ISBN : 9781616633462
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 172
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Babydoll's Honor will warm your heart. With a dog named Nishka, a horse named Sneeze, and a loving nuclear family living simply in a trailer (with hopes for a real house someday) on 32 acres in rural Washington, this story and the author's direct and unassuming style will draw you inexorably under its spell. -N. W. Miller, Editor, WordWise Publications, LLC Babydoll's Honor is a fresh and delightful family read. There is a connection for every family member. -Emily Brown, Accountant In Babydoll's Honor, Kevin Walker is devastated when his loving horse, Sneeze, unexpectedly becomes ill and dies. Now faced with keeping and raising Sneeze's very special offspring, Babydoll, Kevin pitches in, working hand-in-hand alongside his parents to earn money during a horrible recession. Soon after, with Babydoll fully grown and full of fire, the two companions overcome a harrowing life or death experience; and through it, Kevin becomes a man at only fourteen years of age, and Babydoll a hero.

Category : Crafts & Hobbies
Editor : Lulu.com
ISBN : 9781430304319
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 58
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Now that you know the basics in the art of Reborn Doll Making, apply some extra special artist's secrets to really bring your baby doll to life! Learn advanced paint and detailing techniques, as well as how to work with silicone vinyl and soft vinyl doll molds! If you're ready for a challenge and to push your creativity even further, then you simply must have this book!

Category : Social Science
Editor :
ISBN : 0807150738
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 178
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"One of the first women's organizations to mask and perform during Mardi Gras, the Million Dollar Baby Dolls redefined the New Orleans carnival tradition. Tracing their origins from Storyville-era brothels and dance halls to their re-emergence in post-Katrina New Orleans, author Kim Marie Vaz uncovers the fascinating history of the 'raddy-walking, shake-dancing, cigar-smoking, money-flinging' ladies who strutted their way into a predominantly male establishment. The Baby Dolls formed around 1912 as an organization of African American women who used their profits from working in New Orleans's red-light district to compete with other Black prostitutes on Mardi Gras. Part of this event involved the tradition of masking, in which carnival groups create a collective identity through costuming. Their baby doll costumes--short satin dresses, stockings with garters, and bonnets--set against a bold and provocative public behavior not only exploited stereotypes but also empowered and made visible an otherwise marginalized female demographic. Over time, different neighborhoods adopted the Baby Doll tradition, stirring the creative imagination of Black women and men across New Orleans, from the downtown Tremé area to the uptown community of Mahalia Jackson. Vaz follows the Baby Doll phenomenon through one hundred years with photos, articles, and interviews and concludes with the birth of contemporary groups, emphasizing these organizations' crucial contribution to Louisiana's cultural history."--Page 4 of cover.