Book The Dirty Girls Social Club

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  • Author : Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2003-05-02
  • ISBN : 9780312313814
  • Pages : 326 pages

Download or read The Dirty Girls Social Club PDF, written by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2003-05-02 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the years after graduating from Boston University, six Latina friends from widely varied backgrounds meet every six months to dine, share the stories of their everyday lives, and offer advice to one another.

Book The Dirty Girls Social Club

    Book Details:
  • Author : Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2007-04-01
  • ISBN : 1429909757
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read The Dirty Girls Social Club PDF, written by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2007-04-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alisa Valdés-Rodríguez's vibrant, can't-put-it-down novel of six friends--each one an unforgettable Latina woman in her late '20s--and the complications and triumphs in their lives Inseparable since their days at Boston University almost ten years before, six friends form the Dirty Girls Social Club, a mutual support and (mostly) admiration society that no matter what happens to each of them (and a lot does), meets regularly to dish, dine and compare notes on the bumpy course of life and love. Las sucias are: --Lauren, the resident "caliente" columnist for the local paper, which advertises her work with the line "her casa is su casa, Boston," but whose own home life has recently involved hiding in her boyfriend's closet to catch him in the act --Sara, the perfect wife and mother who always knew exactly the life she wanted and got it, right down to the McMansion in the suburbs and two boisterious boys, but who is paying a hefty price --Amber, the most idealistic and artistic member of the club, who was raised a valley girl without a word of Spanish and whose increasing attachment to her Mexica roots coincides with a major record label's interest in her rock 'n' roll --Elizabeth, the stunning black Latina whose high profile job as a morning television anchor conflicts with her intensely private personal life, which would explain why the dates the other dirty girls set her up on never work out --Rebecca, intense and highly controlled, who flawlessly runs Ella, the magazine she created for Latinas, but who can't explain why she didn't understand the man she married and now doesn't even share a room with; and --Usnavys, irrepressible and larger than life, whose agenda to land the kind of man who can keep her in Manolo Blahniks and platanos almost prevents her seeing true love when it lands in her lap. There's a lot of catching up to do.

Book The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit

Download or read The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit PDF, written by Heike Missler and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-11-03 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chick lit is the marketing label attributed to a surge of books published in the wake of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary (1996) and Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City (1997). Branded by their pink or pastel-coloured book covers, chick-lit novels have been a highly successful and ubiquitous product of women's popular culture since the late 1990s. This study traces the evolution of chick lit not only as a genre of popular fiction, but as a cultural phenomenon. It complicates the genealogy of the texts by situating them firmly in the context of age-old debates about female literary creation, and by highlighting the dynamics of the popular-fiction market. Offering a convincing dissection of the formula which lies at the heart of chick lit, as well as in-depth analyses of a number of chick-lit titles ranging from classic to more recent and edgier texts, this book yields new insights into a relatively young field of academic study. Its close readings provide astute assessments of chick lit's notoriously skewed representational politics, especially with regard to sexuality and ethnicity, which feed into current discussions about postfeminism. Moreover, the study makes a unique contribution to the scholarly debate of chick lit by including an analysis of the (online) fan communities the genre has fostered. The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit weaves a sound methodological network, drawing on reader-response criticism; feminist, gender, and queer theory; affect studies; and whiteness studies. This book is an accessible and engaging study for anyone interested in postfeminism and popular culture.

Book Women s Fiction  A Guide to Popular Reading Interests

Download or read Women s Fiction A Guide to Popular Reading Interests PDF, written by Rebecca Vnuk and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2013-09-17 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering a fresh perspective on women's fiction for a broad reading audience—fans as well as librarians—this book defines and maps the genre, and describes hundreds of relevant titles.

Book Contemporary Authors

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  • Author : Julie Keppen
  • Publisher : Contemporary Authors
  • Release : 2004-09
  • ISBN : 9780787667047
  • Pages : 472 pages

Download or read Contemporary Authors PDF, written by Julie Keppen and published by Contemporary Authors. This book was released on 2004-09 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Find biographical information on more than 115,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Sketches typically include personal information, addresses, career history, writings, work in progress, biographical and critical sources, authors' comments and informative essays about their lives and work. A softcover cumulative index is published twice per year (included in subscription).

Book More Than This

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  • Author : Margo Candela
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2008-08-05
  • ISBN : 9781416572145
  • Pages : 368 pages

Download or read More Than This PDF, written by Margo Candela and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2008-08-05 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sometimes what we have is not enough. She doesn't know his name and he doesn't know hers, but they just might be perfect for each other. Alexander Velazquez, an ambitious lawyer from a working-class neighborhood, and Evelyn Sinclair, a daughter of privilege trying to make it on her own, are strangers living parallel yet very different lives. Alex finds himself deeply entrenched in the life of an unredeemable client, and Evelyn realizes she's committed herself to a company with questionable ethics. They are both brokenhearted workaholics constantly trying to keep up with the demands of family and friends. What they both want is to find meaning in their lives; what they're doing is looking in the wrong directions. As they watch each other through their office windows, all they can do is wonder about what might happen if they took a chance on the stranger across the street.

Book Read On   Audiobooks

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  • Author : Joyce G. Saricks
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2011
  • ISBN : 1591588049
  • Pages : 145 pages

Download or read Read On Audiobooks PDF, written by Joyce G. Saricks and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011 with total page 145 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With more than 300 original annotations in some 60 thematic lists, this one-of-a kind compilation opens the world of audiobooks to listeners and librarians alike. * More than 300 original annotations that speak to why listeners might enjoy the selected audiobooks * Over 60 thematic lists that will entice audiobook fans, as well as those unfamiliar with the format * Indexes by author, title, narrator, and genre

Book The Routledge Companion to Latino a Literature

Download or read The Routledge Companion to Latino a Literature PDF, written by Suzanne Bost and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013 with total page 586 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature presents over forty essays by leading and emerging international scholars of Latino/a literature and analyses: Regional, cultural and sexual identities in Latino/a literature Worldviews and traditions of Latino/a cultural creation Latino/a literature in different international contexts The impact of differing literary forms of Latino/a literature The politics of canon formation in Latino/a literature. This collection provides a map of the critical issues central to the discipline, as well as uncovering new perspectives and new directions for the development of this literary culture.

Book Chica Lit

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  • Author : Tace Hedrick
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Release : 2015-07-22
  • ISBN : 0822980991
  • Pages : 128 pages

Download or read Chica Lit PDF, written by Tace Hedrick and published by University of Pittsburgh Press. This book was released on 2015-07-22 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner, 2016 ALA-Choice Outstanding Academic Title In Chica Lit: Popular Latina Fiction and Americanization in the Twenty-First Century, Tace Hedrick illuminates how discourses of Americanization, ethnicity, gender, class, and commodification shape the genre of “chica lit,” popular fiction written by Latina authors with Latina characters. She argues that chica lit is produced and marketed in the same ways as contemporary romance and chick lit fiction, and aimed at an audience of twenty- to thirty-something upwardly mobile Latina readers. Its stories about young women’s ethnic class mobility and gendered romantic success tend to celebrate twenty-first century neoliberal narratives about Americanization, hard work, and individual success. However, Hedrick emphasizes, its focus on Latina characters necessarily inflects this celebratory mode: the elusiveness of meaning in its use of the very term “Latina” empties out the differences among and between Latina/o and Chicano/a groups in the United States. Of necessity, chica lit also struggles with questions about the actual social and economic “place” of Latinas and Chicanas in this same neoliberal landscape; these questions unsettle its reliance on the tried-and-true formulas of chick lit and romance writing. Looking at chica lit’s market-driven representations of difference, poverty, and Americanization, Hedrick shows how this writing functions within the larger arena of struggles over popular representation of Latinas and Chicanas.

Book Latin American Women Writers

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  • Author : Kathy S. Leonard
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 2007-09-19
  • ISBN : 9780810866607
  • Pages : 360 pages

Download or read Latin American Women Writers PDF, written by Kathy S. Leonard and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2007-09-19 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is a wealth of published literature in English by Latin American women writers, but such material can be difficult to locate due to the lack of available bibliographic resources. In addition, the various types of published narrative (short stories, novels, novellas, autobiographies, and biographies) by Latin American women writers has increased significantly in the last ten to fifteen years. To address the lack of bibliographic resources, Kathy Leonard has compiled Latin American Women Writers: A Resource Guide to Titles in English. This reference includes all forms of narrative-short story, autobiography, novel, novel excerpt, and others-by Latin American women dating from 1898 to 2007. More than 3,000 individual titles are included by more than 500 authors. This includes nearly 200 anthologies, more than 100 autobiographies/biographies or other narrative, and almost 250 novels written by more than 100 authors from 16 different countries. For the purposes of this bibliography, authors who were born in Latin America and either continue to live there or have immigrated to the United States are included. Also, titles of pieces are listed as originally written, in either Spanish or Portuguese. If the book was originally written in English, a phrase to that effect is included, to better reflect the linguistic diversity of narrative currently being published. This volume contains seven indexes: Authors by Country of Origin, Authors/Titles of Work, Titles of Work/Authors, Autobiographies/Biographies and Other Narrative, Anthologies, Novels and Novellas in Alphabetical Order by Author, and Novels and Novellas by Authors' Country of Origin. Reflecting the increase in literary production and the facilitation of materials, this volume contains a comprehensive listing of narrative pieces in English by Latin American women writers not found in any other single volume currently on the market. This work of reference will be of special interest to scholars, students, and instructors interested in narrative works in English by Latin American women authors. It will also help expose new generations of readers to the highly creative and diverse literature being produced by these writers.

Book Chick Lit and Postfeminism

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  • Author : Stephanie Harzewski
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release : 2011-02-09
  • ISBN : 0813930758
  • Pages : 264 pages

Download or read Chick Lit and Postfeminism PDF, written by Stephanie Harzewski and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2011-02-09 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally a euphemism for Princeton University’s Female Literary Tradition course in the 1980s, "chick lit" mutated from a movement in American women’s avant-garde fiction in the 1990s to become, by the turn of the century, a humorous subset of women’s literature, journalism, and advice manuals. Stephanie Harzewski examines such best sellers as Bridget Jones’s Diary The Devil Wears Prada, and Sex and the City as urban appropriations of and departures from the narrative traditions of the novel of manners, the popular romance, and the bildungsroman. Further, Harzewski uses chick lit as a lens through which to view gender relations in U.S. and British society in the 1990s. Chick Lit and Postfeminism is the first sustained historicization of this major pop-cultural phenomenon, and Harzewski successfully demonstrates how chick lit and the critical study of it yield social observations on upheavals in Anglo-American marriage and education patterns, heterosexual rituals, feminism, and postmodern values.

Book International Perspectives on Chicana o Studies

Download or read International Perspectives on Chicana o Studies PDF, written by Catherine Leen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-15 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines how the field of Chicana/o studies has developed to become an area of interest to scholars far beyond the United States and Spain. For this reason, the volume includes contributions by a range of international scholars and takes the concept of place as a unifying paradigm. As a way of overcoming borders that are both physical and metaphorical, it seeks to reflect the diversity and range of current scholarship in Chicana/o studies while simultaneously highlighting the diverse and constantly evolving nature of Chicana/o identities and cultures. Various critical and theoretical approaches are evident, from eco-criticism and autoethnography in the first section, to the role of fiction and visual art in exposing injustice in section two, to the discussion of transnational and transcultural exchange with reference to issues as diverse as the teaching of Chicana/o studies in Russia and the relevance of Anzaldúa’s writings to post 9/11 U.S. society.

Book Women in American History  A Social  Political  and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection  4 volumes

Download or read Women in American History A Social Political and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection 4 volumes PDF, written by Peg A. Lamphier and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2017-01-23 with total page 1828 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This four-volume set documents the complexity and richness of women's contributions to American history and culture, empowering all students by demonstrating a more populist approach to the past. • Provides significantly more detail than typical reference works on women's history and culture, enabling readers to better appreciate the contributions of women of all socio-cultural statuses • Covers the astounding range of American women's experience, including women of various economic and racial statuses, religious affiliations, political and ideological identifications, and sexualities • Includes a significant selection of primary documents, thereby combining the educational power of secondary and primary literature to create a richer learning experience for users

Book See Jane Write

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  • Author : Sarah Mlynowski
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Release : 2015-06-30
  • ISBN : 1594748551
  • Pages : 192 pages

Download or read See Jane Write PDF, written by Sarah Mlynowski and published by Quirk Books. This book was released on 2015-06-30 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With chick lit novels popping up on every bestseller list, millions of readers are all thinking the same thing: I could write this stuff. I could write a bestseller and never go back to the office again! And here’s the guide that will show you how. Bestselling novelist Sarah Mlynowski and veteran chick lit editor Farrin Jacobs cover every stage of developing and selling your soon-to-be bestselling novel, with information on • developing an idea • learning the basics of plotting • deciding on a point of view • pacing, and conflict • making your characters likable • finding an agent —and much more, including humorous tips and advice from scores of established writers (from Meg Cabot and Marian Keyes to Emily Giffin and Sophie Kinsella). If you’ve got stories to tell, See Jane Write will take care of the rest!

Book In the Spirit of a New People

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  • Author : Randy J. Ontiveros
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2014
  • ISBN : 081473877X
  • Pages : 242 pages

Download or read In the Spirit of a New People PDF, written by Randy J. Ontiveros and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2014 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reexamining the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, In the Spirit of a New People brings to light new insights about social activism in the twentieth-century and new lessons for progressive politics in the twenty-first. Randy J. Ontiveros explores the ways in which Chicano/a artists and activists used fiction, poetry, visual arts, theater, and other expressive forms to forge a common purpose and to challenge inequality in America. Focusing on cultural politics, Ontiveros reveals neglected stories about the Chicano movement and its impact: how writers used the street press to push back against the network news; how visual artists such as Santa Barraza used painting, installations, and mixed media to challenge racism in mainstream environmentalism; how El Teatro Campesino’s innovative “actos,” or short skits,sought to embody new, more inclusive forms of citizenship; and how Sandra Cisneros and other Chicana novelists broadened the narrative of the Chicano movement. In the Spirit of a New People articulates a fresh understanding of how the Chicano movement contributed to the social and political currents of postwar America, and how the movement remains meaningful today.

Book Allison Hewitt is Trapped

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  • Author : Madeleine Roux
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-01-20
  • ISBN : 0755379144
  • Pages : 283 pages

Download or read Allison Hewitt is Trapped PDF, written by Madeleine Roux and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-01-20 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Allison Hewitt is trapped. In the storeroom of Brookes & Peabody's. In a world swarming with the Undead, the Doomed, the Infected. Locked away with an oddball collection of colleagues and under siege, Allison takes advantage of a surviving internet connection and blogs. She writes, as the food runs out and panic sets in, as relationships develop and friends die, and as zombies claw at the door, all in the hope of connecting with other survivors out there. But as she reads the replies to her posts, Allison begins to comprehend the horrifying scale of the damage. And when no one comes to the group's rescue, they are forced to leave the safety of their room and risk a journey across the city; streets that crawl with zombies, and worse - fellow humans competing for survival.

Book Cuban American Literature and Art

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  • Author : Isabel Alvarez Borland
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Release : 2009-01-26
  • ISBN : 0791493725
  • Pages : 237 pages

Download or read Cuban American Literature and Art PDF, written by Isabel Alvarez Borland and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2009-01-26 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores how Cuban Americans negotiate bicultural identities through cultural production.