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Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter

Author : Randy Schmidt
Publisher : Omnibus Press
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2012-03-07
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780857127693

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Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter by Randy Schmidt Pdf

Karen Carpenter was the instantly recognisable lead singer of the Carpenters. The top-selling American musical act of the 1970s, they delivered the love songs that defined a generation. Karen's velvety voice on a string of 16 consecutive Top 20 hits from 1970 to 1976 – including Close to You, We've Only Just Begun, Rainy Days and Mondays, Superstar, and Hurting Each Other – propelled the duo to worldwide stardom and record sales of over 100 million. Karen's musical career was short – only 13 years. During that time, the Carpenters released 10 studio albums, toured more than 200 days a year, taped five television specials, and won three Grammys and an American Music Award. But that's only part of Karen's story. As the world received news of her death at 32 years of age in 1983, she became the proverbial poster child for anorexia nervosa. Little Girl Blue is an intimate profile of Karen Carpenter, a girl from a modest Connecticut upbringing who became a Superstar. Based on exclusive interviews with nearly 100 friends and associates, including record producers, studio musicians, songwriters, television directors, photographers, radio personalities, classmates, childhood friends, neighbours, personal assistants, romantic interests, hairdressers, and housekeepers.'...thorough and affectionate biography of a singer who's been constantly undervalued by the music industry.' MOJO 'Schmidt cannot be faulted... carefully factual, sensitively pitched book.' The Word 'The first truly convincing account of her nightmarish story.' The Guardian

Little Girl Blue: Poems

Author : Sequoia Maner
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2021-10-09
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1737605007

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Little Girl Blue: Poems by Sequoia Maner Pdf

Winner of the Host Publications Chapbook Prize Fall 2021, Little Girl Blue: Poems is a collection of elegiac poems that confront desire and loss with and unshakeable sense of joy. This work is a powerful and unique blending of history, memory, and music.

The Girl in the Blue Beret

Author : Bobbie Ann Mason
Publisher : Random House
Page : 369 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2011-06-28
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780679604945

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The Girl in the Blue Beret by Bobbie Ann Mason Pdf

Inspired by the wartime experiences of her father-in-law, Bobbie Ann Mason has crafted the haunting and profoundly moving story of an American World War II pilot shot down in Occupied Europe, and his wrenching odyssey of discovery, decades later, as he uncovers the truth about those who helped him escape in 1944. At twenty-three, Marshall Stone was a confident, cocksure U.S. flyboy stationed in England, with several bombing raids in a B-17 under his belt. But when enemy fighters forced his plane to crash-land in a Belgian field during a mission to Germany, Marshall had to rely solely on the kindness of ordinary Belgian and French citizens to help him hide from and evade the Nazis. Decades later, restless and at the end of his career as an airline pilot, Marshall returns to the crash site and finds himself drawn back in time, unable to stop thinking about the people who risked their lives to save Allied pilots like him. Most of all, he is obsessed by the girl in the blue beret, a courageous young woman who protected and guided him in occupied Paris. Framed in spellbinding, luminous prose, Marshall’s search for her gradually unfolds, becoming a voyage of discovery that reveals truths about himself and the people he knew during the war. Deeply beautiful and impossible to put down, The Girl in the Blue Beret is an unforgettable story—intimate, affecting, exquisite—of memories, second chances, and one intrepid girl who risked it all for a stranger.

Short Stories In The Life of Little Girl Blue

Author : Tangina Ann
Publisher : Lulu.com
Page : 108 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2018-06-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781387889013

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Short Stories In The Life of Little Girl Blue by Tangina Ann Pdf

Blue shares her life as a child some humorous as well as some trying times.

Girl in Blue

Author : Ann Rinaldi
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Page : 326 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 0439073367

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Girl in Blue by Ann Rinaldi Pdf

As a teen, Sarah Wheelock has vowed never to let a man control her. With this conviction, she leaves her life on a Michigan farm, disguises herself as a boy, and fights in the Civil War.

Girl in the Blue Coat

Author : Monica Hesse
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 318 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2016-04-05
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780316260640

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Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse Pdf

This bestselling and award-winning novel about a teenage girl in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam speaks powerfully to the realities of grief, heartbreak, and bravery, perfect for fans of Kristin Hannah and Ruta Sepetys. Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the Dutch front lines when the Germans invaded. She likes to think of her illegal work as a small act of rebellion. On a routine delivery, a client asks Hanneke for help. Expecting to hear that Mrs. Janssen wants meat or kerosene, Hanneke is shocked by the older woman's frantic plea to find a person—a Jewish teenager Mrs. Janssen had been hiding, who has vanished without a trace from a secret room. Hanneke initially wants nothing to do with such dangerous work, but is ultimately drawn into a web of mysteries and stunning revelations that lead her into the heart of the resistance, open her eyes to the horrors of the Nazi war machine, and compel her to take desperate action. Beautifully written, intricately plotted, and meticulously researched, Girl in the Blue Coat is an extraordinary novel about courage, grief, and love in impossible times.

The Girl in Blue

Author : P.G. Wodehouse
Publisher : Random House
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2009-05-27
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781409064145

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The Girl in Blue by P.G. Wodehouse Pdf

A P.G. Wodehouse novel Young Jerry West has a few problems. His uncle Crispin is broke and employs a butler who isn't all he seems. His other uncle Willoughby is rich but won't hand over any of his inheritance. And to cap it all, although already engaged, Jerry has just fallen in love with the wonderful Jane Hunnicutt, whom he's just met on jury service. But she's an heiress, and that's a problem too - because even if he can extricate himself from his grasping fiancée Jerry can't be a gold-digger. Enter The Girl in Blue - a Gainsborough miniature which someone has stolen from Uncle Willoughby. Jerry sets out on a mission to find her - and somehow hilariously in the process everything comes right.

The Blue Girl

Author : Charles De Lint
Publisher : Turtleback Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2006-04
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 1417729015

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The Blue Girl by Charles De Lint Pdf

New at her high school, Imogene enlists the help of her introverted friend Maxine and the ghost of a boy who haunts the school after receiving warnings through her dreams that soul-eaters are threatening her life.

A Girl Named Blue

Author : Cecilia Randell
Publisher : Blue Wren Publishing
Page : 309 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2017-07-16
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780999872857

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A Girl Named Blue by Cecilia Randell Pdf

An ordinary girl, thrown into extraordinary - and deadly - new worlds... Seventeen-year-old Blue Faust is no stranger to starting over. Her family tends to uproot her quite often. This time, Blue vows to make the move count, vying to make friends and change her life as she knows it But when an earthquake hits, Blue's life is shaken up more than she could ever imagine. Accidentally traveling through time and space, ordinary Blue and her new friends find themselves in an extraordinary world full of adventure, surprises, and danger they never realized existed. Suddenly, Blue doesn't know who she can trust. After all, earthlings are being killed by an enemy with an unknown agenda. And little by little, as emotions heighten, she realizes some of her friends are not who she thought they were. As her heart gets pulled in different directions, can Blue battle her way home, or is she fated to stay in this new world--whether she wants to or not?

Red Girl, Blue Boy

Author : Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 297 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2015-10-20
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781619635012

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Red Girl, Blue Boy by Lauren Baratz-Logsted Pdf

Enjoy Red Girl, Blue Boy and the other standalone titles in Bloomsbury's contemporary If Only romance line centered around an impossible problem: you always want what you can't have! Sixteen-year-old Katie and Drew really shouldn't get along. After all, her father is the Republican nominee for President of the United States while his mother is at the top of the Democratic ticket. But when Katie and Drew are thrown together in a joint interview on a morning talk show, they can't ignore the chemistry between them. With an entire nation tuned into and taking sides in your parents' fight, and the knowledge that--ultimately--someone has to lose, how can you fall in love with the one person you're supposed to hate? This title in the If Only line is a frank and funny romance that shows how sparks fly when opposites attract.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Author : Laini Taylor
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Page : 356 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2011-09-27
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780316192149

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Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor Pdf

The first book in the New York Times bestselling epic fantasy trilogy by award-winning author Laini Taylor Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

Girl in a Blue Dress

Author : Gaynor Arnold
Publisher : Profile Books
Page : 577 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2011-02-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781906994549

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Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold Pdf

Beloved writer Alfred Gibson's funeral is taking place at Westminster Abbey, and Dorothea, his wife of twenty years has not been invited. Gibson's will favours his many children and secret mistress over Dorothea - who was sent away from the family home when their youngest was still an infant. Dorothea has not left her apartment in years, but when she receives a surprise invitation to a private audience with Queen Victoria, she is shocked to find she has much in common with Her Highness. With renewed confidence Dorothea is spurred to examine her past and confront not only her family but the pretty young actress Miss Ricketts.

Girl in Hyacinth Blue

Author : Susan Vreeland
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 124 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2012-11-08
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780755395231

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Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland Pdf

Susan Vreeland's GIRL IN HYACINTH BLUE was shortlisted for the ABA Best Novel of the Year award, and is a hugely absorbing fictional portrait of Vermeer's daughter sure to appeal to any reader of THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING by Tracy Chevalier. 'Subtle and atmospheric...an impressive debut' Publishers Weekly Here is the story of an imaginary painting by Vermeer, and the aspirations and longings of those whose lives it illuminates, and darkens. From a proud father regretting his lost love to a compromised French noblewoman, from a hanged girl to Vermeer's own gifted daughter, Susan Vreeland's beautiful and luminous tales link to form an evocative jewel.

Gathering Blue (The Giver Quartet)

Author : Lois Lowry
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2014-07-31
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780007597277

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Gathering Blue (The Giver Quartet) by Lois Lowry Pdf

The fascinating sequel to THE GIVER which inspired the dystopian genre and is soon to be a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.

The Search for the Girl with the Blue Eyes

Author : Jess Stearn
Publisher : A.R.E. Press (Association of Research & Enlightenment)
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Reincarnation
ISBN : 0876043953

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The Search for the Girl with the Blue Eyes by Jess Stearn Pdf

"A skeptical, award-winning journalist and author is asked by his editor to investigate claims of a past life. The result is this stranger-than-fiction account that has the adventure of a mystery and the excitement of the potential discovery of answers to age-old questions. Regardless of your beliefs, this book will keep you pinned to its pages"--Publisher's description.