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Jezebel's Daughter By Wilkie Collins
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Jezebel's Daughter ,by Wilkie Collins, is a novel published in 1880 ,based on the 1858 play, The Red Vial. The novel is notable for the way it handles the treatment of lunatics and the mentally... More > retarded; and for the creation of a female character who is effective both in business and as a philanthropist The plot centres around the firm of Wagner, Keller and Engelman, which has offices in London and Frankurt. After the death of her husband, Mrs Wagner becomes senior partner Ager to continue her late husband’s philanthropic activities, she befriends Jack Straw, an inmate of Bedlam, and takes him to live with her in order to prove that ‘lunatics’ are not beyond redemption. . The plot revolves around the use of poisons and includes forensic details applicable to detective fiction.< Less
Daughter of Independence By Bryce Alcock & Wenny Achdiat
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As a child, Wenny Achdiat experienced the tumult of the Japanese occupation and the Revolution against Dutch rule. Subsequently she struggled for her own independence, first with her parents as a... More > teenager, then with her oil executive husband during the chaotic Sukarno era, and finally with her loneliness as a single mother in Australia. Daughter of Independence interweaves Wenny’s story with that of her father, the controversial writer Achdiat Karta Mihardja, whose first novel Atheis became a classic. Independence brings both joy and sorrow for Wenny and tests the strong bond between father and daughter.< Less
Yemaya's Daughters By Dane Figueroa Edidi
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Inanna Au-set Oya, a trans-woman, priestess, and storyteller with deep connections to the goddess, emerges from a province in Africa untouched by colonialist hands to find a world twisted with... More > misconception and pain. She and her sisters choose to go forth and correct the imbalances found by ushering in an age of love and worth. Maryam, mother of Jesus, holds fast to her convictions, when from tragedy is born a new god. Without sisters, or guidance for her choices she finds a world under roman foot and is determined to create a spiritual revolt that will create ripples for ages to come. Yemaya's daughter’s tells the tale of two different women with one goal in mind: how best to change the world without losing themselves in the process< Less
The Thief's Daughter By Freya Katrina Ashby
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A black glove on a stark white business card, simple and enigmatic. But to the police force in France and England, it reads volumes. He's back, the great retired cat burglar, who managed to run... More > circles around them. Everyone is so sure. Everyone except his daughter. She alone believes in his innocence and sets out to prove it. A mission that takes her across Europe and puts her in danger from both sides of the law. Everywhere she turns she's confronted with another web of lies and there is no one she can trust. As she delves into the mysteries of the people concerned in the thefts she discovers more than she ever expected and finds her biggest battle to be with herself. But how far will she go to reveal the real thief and what is she willing to sacrifice?< Less
The Thief's Daughter By Freya Katrina Ashby
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A black glove on a stark white business card, simple and enigmatic. But to the police force in France and England, it reads volumes. He's back, the great retired cat burglar who ran circles around... More > them. Everyone is so sure. All but one person, his daughter. She alone believes in his innocence and sets out to prove it. A mission that takes her across Europe and puts her in danger from both sides of the law. Everywhere she turns she's confronted with another web of lies and there is no one she can trust. As she delves into the mysteries of the people concerned in the thefts, she discovers more than she ever expected and finds her biggest battles to be with herself. But how far will she go to reveal the real thief and what is she willing to sacrifice?< Less
The Thief's Daughter By Freya Katrina Ashby
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A black glove on a stark white business card, simple and enigmatic. But to the police force in France and England, it reads volumes. He's back, the great retired cat burglar, who managed to run... More > circles around them. Everyone is so sure. Everyone except his daughter. She alone believes in his innocence and sets out to prove it. A mission that takes her across Europe and puts her in danger from both sides of the law. Everywhere she turns she's confronted with another web of lies and there is no one she can trust. As she delves into the mysteries of the people concerned in the thefts she discovers more than she ever expected and finds her biggest battle to be with herself. But how far will she go to reveal the real thief and what is she willing to sacrifice?< Less
The Thief's Daughter By Freya Katrina Ashby
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A black glove on a stark white business card, simple and enigmatic. But to the police force in France and England, it reads volumes. He's back, the great retired cat burglar, who managed to run... More > circles around them. Everyone is so sure. Everyone except his daughter. She alone believes in his innocence and sets out to prove it. A mission that takes her across Europe and puts her in danger from both sides of the law. Everywhere she turns she's confronted with another web of lies and there is no one she can trust. As she delves into the mysteries of the people concerned in the thefts she discovers more than she ever expected and finds her biggest battle to be with herself. But how far will she go to reveal the real thief and what is she willing to sacrifice?< Less
The Sharecropper's Daughter By Julie Miliner
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The Sharecropper's Daughter tells the story of Frank Lee, a girl born to a black mother and a white father in 1930s South Carolina. Frank Lee grows up between the precarious backdrop of being black... More > but looking white amid racist and ambiguous times. She is forced to find a balance between a mother who finds it difficult to embrace her and a father she will never know. Abandoned at birth she is shuffled from one place to another, sometimes with relatives but sometimes with strangers who value the weekly stipend they receive for her care more than the girl herself. She is eventually reunited with her mother but the relationship is strained and uncertain. This is an epic tale that spans the time of slavery through the 1950s. The characters are rich and fluent in the language of survival and perseverance. There is love, loss, pain and forgiveness that every reader will identify with.< Less
A Daughter of the Snows By Jack London
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A Daughter of the Snows (1902) is Jack London's first novel. Set in the Yukon, it tells the story of Frona Welse, "a Stanford graduate and physical Valkyrie" who takes to the trail after... More > upsetting her wealthy father's community by her forthright manner and befriending the town's prostitute. She is also torn between love for two suitors: Gregory St Vincent, a local man who turns out to be cowardly and treacherous; and Vance Corliss, a Yale-trained mining engineer. The novel is noteworthy for its strong and self-reliant heroine, one of many who would people his fiction. Her name echoes that of his mother, Flora Wellman, though her inspiration has also been said to include London's friend Anna Strunsky. It is also notable for a racist sensibility which is also detectable in some of his other work. Welse says at one point: "We are a race of doers and fighters, of globe-encirclers and zone-conquerors... All that the other races are not, the Anglo-Saxon, or Teuton if you please, is."< Less
Lucifer's Daughters By Kelcey Coe
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During Spring Break, out to prove she's the best, a wicked femme fatale jeopardizes the fashion show, luring its participants into a deadly mixed martial arts model mash-up called The Girl Fights,... More > ultimately pitting hungry models inside brutal MMA cage fights to the death for their shot at fame and fortune. Lucifer's Daughters proudly welcomes Ohio's Ember Burns, as she becomes a character in this book. Her photography is provided by Distorted Iris.< Less

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