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An Old-Fashioned Girl: A Young Country Woman’s Struggle to Find Acceptance and Belonging in the Urban Culture of Victorian America By Louisa May Alcott
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The famous sentimental novel by Louisa May Alcott is published here without abridgment; it follows the adventures of Polly Milton, a country girl who discovers the opulence of urban life. Alcott's... More > book is something of a coming-of-age tale, as we join the fourteen year old Polly during her journey to the family of Fanny Shaw, one of her best friends. Raised in the countryside, Polly has previously only seen the rural life and is accustomed to the raising of livestock and the slow pace of life the country is known for. Arriving in the city, Polly is shocked by the affluence of her surroundings. She is taken aback by the numerous towering buildings, bustling streets, people in fashionable dress and fancy decor, and their fanciful habits. Although she makes a return visit each year, Polly is excluded from the Shaws' social circle on account of her manners, which her urbanized counterparts think quaint and "countrified".< Less
An Old-Fashioned Girl: A Young Country Woman’s Struggle to Find Acceptance and Belonging in the Urban Culture of Victorian America (Hardcover) By Louisa May Alcott
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The famous sentimental novel by Louisa May Alcott is published here without abridgment; it follows the adventures of Polly Milton, a country girl who discovers the opulence of urban life. Alcott's... More > book is something of a coming-of-age tale, as we join the fourteen year old Polly during her journey to the family of Fanny Shaw, one of her best friends. Raised in the countryside, Polly has previously only seen the rural life and is accustomed to the raising of livestock and the slow pace of life the country is known for. Arriving in the city, Polly is shocked by the affluence of her surroundings. She is taken aback by the numerous towering buildings, bustling streets, people in fashionable dress and fancy decor, and their fanciful habits. Although she makes a return visit each year, Polly is excluded from the Shaws' social circle on account of her manners, which her urbanized counterparts think quaint and "countrified".< Less
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
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This is James Joyce’s first novel, the semi-autobiographical story of a young Irish boy who struggles with family, country, and religion to become an artist and a man.
Mama's Diamonds: Memories of a Young Girl By Emcie Day
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Ms. Day was born and raised in a small town in upstate New York during the late 30's through the early 50's. Being part of a family of nine children and an alcoholic father brought on many hardships,... More > yet there were many delightful moments as well. "Mama's Diamonds" is a collection of these tales. The story tells of the extent that the mother and children of this poor Irish family had to go through and the things they had to endure in order to survive. Their wily nature helped. Mama O'Brien loved all her children and would have been shocked to know what devious means they used and the risks they took in order to obtain some of the necessities of life. Perhaps she knew, but just couldn't bear to acknowledge that this was for the most part, required in order to supplement the meager substance provided by their father. One might ask about her precious diamonds and their worth, and why couldn't they be used to help support the family; but they did ... just not in a materialistic sense.< Less
Reclaiming the Soil: A Black Girl’s Struggle to Find Her African Self By Rosie Motene
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An extraordinary story of cultural confusion and the long way home to a black girl’s emotional roots. David Robbins The Rosie Motene story is about a young girl born to the Bafokeng nation... More > during the apartheid era in South Africa. At the time, Rosie’s mother worked for a white Jewish family in Johannesburg who offered to raise the child as one of their own. This generous gesture by the family created many opportunities for Rosie but also a trail of sacrifices for her parents. As she grew, Rosie struggled to and her true identity. She had access to the best of everything but as a black girl she floundered without her own culture or language. This book describes Rosie’s journey through her fog of alienation to the belated dawning of her self-discovery as an African.< Less
The Struggle for Life & Love Out West: A Pair of Historical Romances By Vanessa Carvo
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Aaron & Elizabeth’s Story, is about two young people traveling West in the same wagon train, but with disparate beliefs about God. It’s basically the entire wagon train against Aaron... More > and his family and his abrasive father. Through his songs around the campfire young Aaron wins over Elizabeth and they end up talking long hours as families settle in for the night. When the train reaches its destination, Aaron has no idea when, or if, he’ll see Elizabeth again but his trust in God carries him through this particular episode in his life. Two Sisters From England Travel To Twin Cowboy Brothers With A Big Secret In Colorado - Two sisters from England travel to Colorado to become mail order brides to twin brothers. All goes well to start with, however, mysterious happenings around their home make them believe the brothers are hiding a huge secret, and it’s one they appear unable to talk about.< Less
No Family Tree By T. Katz
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Tessie Tremaine is mortified when her middle school English teacher, affectionately known as Mean Old Mrs. Parker, assigns a family tree project. As the daughter of parents who were both adopted,... More > Tessie is mortified; she imagines a postage-stamp twig showing nothing but her four immediate family members. As the rest of her classmates begin to create trees filled with many family members, Tessie agonizes over the thought of exposing what her parents call their own little family island. Desperate for help, Tessie turns to her honorary grandmother, who takes her to a rose show where she learns about the art of grafting roses. Suddenly, the family tree project takes on a whole new meaning. In this poignant young adult tale, a girl struggling to find her roots soon discovers that family is much more than who she is related to by blood.< Less
No Family Tree By T. Katz
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Tessie Tremaine is mortified when her middle school English teacher, affectionately known as Mean Old Mrs. Parker, assigns a family tree project. As the daughter of parents who were both adopted,... More > Tessie is mortified; she imagines a postage-stamp twig showing nothing but her four immediate family members. As the rest of her classmates begin to create trees filled with many family members, Tessie agonizes over the thought of exposing what her parents call their own little family island. Desperate for help, Tessie turns to her honorary grandmother, who takes her to a rose show where she learns about the art of grafting roses. Suddenly, the family tree project takes on a whole new meaning. In this poignant young adult tale, a girl struggling to find her roots soon discovers that family is much more than who she is related to by blood.< Less
His Family By Ernest Poole
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His Family is a novel by Ernest Poole received the first Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1918. His Family tells the story of a middle-class family in New York City in the 1910s. The family's... More > patriarch, widower Roger Gale, struggles to deal with the way his daughters and grandchildren respond to the changing society. Each of his daughters responds in a distinctively different way to the circumstances of their lives, forcing Roger into attempting to calm the increasingly challenging family disputes that erupt. The story begins with Roger Gale, New York businessman, reflecting on the changes that have come to New York since his arrival in the city as a young man from a New Hampshire farm somewhere near the time of the Civil War. He is driven by his wife's dying request to remain close to their three daughters, yet he feels very distant from them—this despite the fact that the younger two live in the family home with him, and Edith, who is married with four children, visits him regularly.< Less
The Weight of My Dreams: A Young Korean Man's Journey of Faith By Nathan Kwon
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The Weight of My Dreams tells the story of Nathan Jong Kwon, who struggled to survive as a young man in South Korea, encountering illness, hunger, family strife, and the difficulties of war.... More > Eventually making his way to America to study, support his family back in Korea and to start a new life for himself, he left everyone and everything behind. Working and studying in Illinois, Colorado, Kansas and Montana, his faith carried him through many trials and adventures, and every experience helped forge him as a young man. Throughout it all, he remained true to his beliefs in spite of temptations and hardships. This is a story of a man who fulfilled his dreams by living out his convictions, and it's a story that shows us what love, perseverance and moral strength of character can do.< Less

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