The Girl Behind the Gates

The Girl Behind the Gates
Author: Brenda Davies
Publsiher: Hodder & Stoughton
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-05-28
ISBN 10: 1529374553
ISBN 13: 9781529374551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Behind the Gates Book Review:

'Compelling. Poignant. Haunting. Heart wrenching. Just beautiful. Everyone needs to read this wonderful book.' - Renita D'Silva, bestselling author of The Forgotten Daughter 1939. Seventeen-year-old Nora Jennings has spent her life secure in the certainty of a bright, happy future - until one night of passion has more catastrophic consequences than she ever could have anticipated. Labelled a moral defective and sectioned under the Mental Deficiency Act, she is forced to endure years of unspeakable cruelty at the hands of those who are supposed to care for her. 1981. When psychiatrist Janet Humphreys comes across Nora, heavily institutionalised and still living in the hospital more than forty years after her incarceration, she knows that she must be the one to help Nora rediscover what it is to live. But as she works to help Nora overcome her past, Janet realises she must finally face her own. Based on a true story, The Girl Behind the Gates is the raw, heart-breaking yet ultimately uplifting tale of a young woman cut down in her prime, and of the woman who finally brings her back to life, perfect for fans of The Girl in the Letter and Philomena. Further praise for THE GIRL BEHIND THE GATES: 'The Girl behind the Gates absorbed me from the start. A haunting, heart-wrenching but ultimately heart-warming novel told in beautiful prose and with great compassion and insight.' - Gill Thompson, bestselling author of The Oceans Between Us 'The Girl Behind the Gates is a powerful, emotional novel - harrowing in parts but always authentic and full of insights and compassion, and a sobering account of the best and worst of human nature. I was moved to tears by the ending and will certainly not hesitate to recommend it.' - Jill Childs, bestselling author of Gracie's Secret 'A powerful story of trust, compassion, healing -- and the transforming power of love, that can give new life to a broken spirit.' - Sharon Maas, bestselling author of The Violin Maker's Daughter

The Girl Behind the Gates

The Girl Behind the Gates
Author: Brenda Davies
Publsiher: Hodder Paperbacks
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-07-02
ISBN 10: 9781529374544
ISBN 13: 1529374545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Behind the Gates Book Review:

1939. Seventeen-year-old Nora Jennings has spent her life secure and sheltered in the certainty of a bright, happy future - until one night of passion has more catastrophic consequences than she ever could have anticipated. Labelled a moral defective and sectioned under the Mental Deficiency Act, she is forced to endure years of unspeakable cruelty at the hands of those who are supposed to care for her. 1981. When psychiatrist Janet Humphreys comes across Nora, heavily institutionalised and still living in the hospital more than forty years after her incarceration, she knows that she must be the one to help Nora rediscover what it is to live. But as she works to help Nora overcome her tragic past, Janet realises she must finally face her own. Based on a true story, Nora is the raw, heart-breaking yet ultimately uplifting tale of a young woman cut down in her prime, and of the woman who finally brings her back to life.

Behind the Gates

Behind the Gates
Author: Eva Gray
Publsiher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780545317016
ISBN 13: 0545317010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behind the Gates Book Review:

In a Chicago troubled by the war against the Alliance, Louisa and her best friend, Maddie, disguised as her twin sister, are sent to the exclusive Country Manor School, where they are cut off from the outside world and learn survival skills.

The Moment of Lift

The Moment of Lift
Author: Melinda Gates
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN 10: 1250313562
ISBN 13: 9781250313560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moment of Lift Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “In her book, Melinda tells the stories of the inspiring people she’s met through her work all over the world, digs into the data, and powerfully illustrates issues that need our attention—from child marriage to gender inequity in the workplace.” — President Barack Obama “The Moment of Lift is an urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my work, and what’s possible in the world. Melinda weaves together vulnerable, brave storytelling and compelling data to make this one of those rare books that you carry in your heart and mind long after the last page.” — Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Dare to Lead “Melinda Gates has spent many years working with women around the world. This book is an urgent manifesto for an equal society where women are valued and recognized in all spheres of life. Most of all, it is a call for unity, inclusion and connection. We need this message more than ever.” — Malala Yousafzai "Melinda Gates's book is a lesson in listening. A powerful, poignant, and ultimately humble call to arms." — Tara Westover, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Educated A debut from Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment. “How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings – and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.” For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down. In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, “That is why I had to write this book—to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.” Melinda’s unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention—from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world—and ourselves. Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another. When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.

Tomorrow Girls 1 Behind the Gates

Tomorrow Girls  1  Behind the Gates
Author: Eva Gray
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN 10: 0545388627
ISBN 13: 9780545388627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tomorrow Girls 1 Behind the Gates Book Review:

In a terrifying future world, four girls must depend on each other if they want to survive. Louisa is nervous about being sent away to a boarding school -- but she’s excited, too. And she has her best friend, Maddie, to keep her company. The girls have to pretend to be twin sisters, which Louisa thinks just adds to the adventure! Country Manor School isn’t all excitement, though. Louisa isn’t sure how she feels about her new roommates: athletic but snobby Rosie and everything’s-a-conspiracy Evelyn. Even Maddie seems different away from home, quiet and worried all the time. Still, Louisa loves CMS -- the survival skills classes, the fresh air. She doesn’t even miss not having a TV, or the internet, or any contact with home. It’s for their own safety, after all. Or is it?

The Girl Behind the Wall

The Girl Behind the Wall
Author: Mandy Robotham
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN 10: 0008424160
ISBN 13: 9780008424169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Behind the Wall Book Review:

From the internationally bestselling WWII novelist comes a story set at the dawn of the Cold War in Berlin.

Beyond the Ghetto Gates

Beyond the Ghetto Gates
Author: Michelle Cameron
Publsiher: She Writes Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 1631528513
ISBN 13: 9781631528514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Ghetto Gates Book Review:

When French troops occupy the Italian port city of Ancona, freeing the city’s Jews from their repressive ghetto, it unleashes a whirlwind of progressivism and brutal backlash as two very different cultures collide. Mirelle, a young Jewish maiden, must choose between her duty—an arranged marriage to a wealthy Jewish merchant—and her love for a dashing French Catholic soldier. Meanwhile, Francesca, a devout Catholic, must decide if she will honor her marriage vows to an abusive and murderous husband when he enmeshes their family in the theft of a miracle portrait of the Madonna. Set during the turbulent days of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Italian campaign (1796–97), Beyond the Ghetto Gates is both a cautionary tale for our present moment, with its rising tide of anti-Semitism, and a story of hope—a reminder of a time in history when men and women of conflicting faiths were able to reconcile their prejudices in the face of a rapidly changing world.

City of a Thousand Gates

City of a Thousand Gates
Author: Rebecca Sacks
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN 10: 1443462195
ISBN 13: 9781443462198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of a Thousand Gates Book Review:

A novel of great humanity, compassion and astonishing immediacy, this unique debut portrays the emotional reality of contemporary life in the West Bank and the irreconcilable Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A collage of narrative voices and different points of view are woven around the murder of two young people, one Israeli and one Palestinian. Brave and bold, this gorgeously written work of fiction introduces a large cast of characters in a setting where violence is routine, even normal, and where survival is defined by boundaries, walls and checkpoints that force people to live and love within and across them. Hamid has come into Israeli territory illegally to work. He runs into Vera, a German journalist on her way to Jerusalem to cover the story of Salem, a Palestinian boy who is in a coma after being beaten by Israeli teenagers. On her way to the hospital, Vera runs in front of a car driven by Ido, a new father, who is distracted by thoughts of a young Jewish girl murdered by a terrorist. Ori, an eighteen-year-old soldier from a nearby settlement, is guarding the checkpoint through which Hamid’s professor, Samar, must pass. This powerful novel delivers an eminently human, complex and compassionate view of an irreconcilable conflict. Sacks writes unflinchingly about the hate and violence that continues to fuel tensions in the West Bank. It’s an extraordinary debut work of fiction that mines the range of shared human emotions with riveting engagement and understanding.

Tomorrow Girls 3 With the Enemy

Tomorrow Girls  3  With the Enemy
Author: Eva Gray
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 0545388333
ISBN 13: 9780545388337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tomorrow Girls 3 With the Enemy Book Review:

In a terrifying new world, four girls must depend on each other if they want to survive. Evelyn has always suspected that things are more sinister and more complicated than they seem. Now that Maddie has been kidnapped, Rosie, Louisa, and the boys are paying more attention to Evelyn's theories. As the group makes their way toward war-torn Chicago, they're under constant threat of capture. Danger and dark surprises lurk around every twist of the road. Evelyn knows they need a solid plot to find Maddie. But what the group comes up with may be their riskiest plan yet: infiltrating the Alliance itself. Even Evelyn has her doubts. Can they save Maddie before it's too late?

Memory of Fire

Memory of Fire
Author: Holly Lisle
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061833088
ISBN 13: 9780061833083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memory of Fire Book Review:

Lauren Dane discovers a doorway to another reality in Cat Creek, North Carolina -- and she crosses over, driven by a strange compulsion she can neither resist nor comprehend. Molly McColl is brought there against her will -- kidnapped from her trailer and carried into a realm that traps her, terrifies her...yet offers her a strange and wondrous escape. In an extraordinary universe of magic and monsters, two strangers sharing only pain and loss must now pursue the destiny that has united them. Because worlds are suddenly threatened by an evil beyond imagining -- the world they have entered...and the one the have left behind.

The Gates of Winter

The Gates of Winter
Author: Mark Anthony
Publsiher: Spectra
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2003-07-29
ISBN 10: 055389773X
ISBN 13: 9780553897739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gates of Winter Book Review:

In a masterwork of brilliant storytelling, the epic fantasy of two parallel worlds—mystical Eldh and modern Earth—takes a surprising turn in Book Five of Mark Anthony’s thrilling saga of magic, suspense, and adventure, The Last Rune. The enigmatic Shemal has known only two Runebreakers. One, her rival Kelephon, served the Pale King and his army of apocalypse. The other was Travis Wilder, the Runebreaker of prophecy. Now, in outcast and newly made Runebreaker Larad, Shemal has found a weapon to open the door between worlds. As the shadow of Shemal’s master, the vengeful god Mohg, Lord of Nightfall, looms, Grace Beckett seeks to harness wild magic and Travis Wilder joins her in the struggle between warriors and mages, witches and kings and betrayers of every form. As the time of final reckoning approaches, Travis and Grace will find themselves facing a dark conspiracy of evil whose virulence threatens to overwhelm anyone who stands in its way. Yet if they don’t succeed in stopping it, two worlds will be lost forever.

City of Girls

City of Girls
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 0698408322
ISBN 13: 9780698408326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of Girls Book Review:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and The Signature of All Things, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don't have to be a good girl to be a good person. "A spellbinding novel about love, freedom, and finding your own happiness." - PopSugar "Intimate and richly sensual, razzle-dazzle with a hint of danger." -USA Today "Pairs well with a cocktail...or two." -TheSkimm "Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are." Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other.

The Gates of Sleep

The Gates of Sleep
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780756401016
ISBN 13: 0756401011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gates of Sleep Book Review:

Growing up in the backwoods of Cornwall with foster parents, practitioners of Elemental Magic, Marina Roeswood is sent to live with her aunt after the deaths of her birth parents and finds herself the target of an evil that has been stalking her for her entire life. Reprint.

A Reaper at the Gates

A Reaper at the Gates
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN 10: 0448494523
ISBN 13: 9780448494524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Reaper at the Gates Book Review:

BOOK THREE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES "Thrilling and hard to put down, readers will absolutely devour Tahir's latest." --BuzzFeed An Entertainment Weekly Summer Reads pick! "The perfect summer read." --The Washington Post The highly anticipated third book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir's EMBER QUARTET. Beyond the Martial Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. Helene Aquilla, the Blood Shrike, is desperate to protect her sister's life and the lives of everyone in the Empire. But she knows that danger lurks on all sides: Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable and violent, while Keris Veturia, the ruthless Commandant, capitalizes on the Emperor's volatility to grow her own power--regardless of the carnage she leaves in her path. Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But in the hunt to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would help her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she'd have to fight. And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that demands his complete surrender--even if that means abandoning the woman he loves.

A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom

A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom
Author: John Boyne
Publsiher: Hogarth
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN 10: 0593230167
ISBN 13: 9780593230169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom Book Review:

From the bestselling author of A Ladder to the Sky—“a darkly funny novel that races like a beating heart” (People)—comes a new novel that plays out across all of human history: a story as precise as it is unlimited. This story starts with a family. For now, it is a father and a mother with two sons, one with his father’s violence in his blood, one with his mother’s artistry. One leaves. One stays. They will be joined by others whose deeds will determine their fate. It is a beginning. Their stories will intertwine and evolve over the course of two thousand years. They will meet again and again at different times and in different places. From Palestine at the dawn of the first millennium and journeying across fifty countries to a life among the stars in the third, the world will change around them, but their destinies remain the same. It must play out as foretold. From the award-winning author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies comes A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom, an epic tale of humanity. The story of all of us, stretching across two millennia. Imaginative, unique, heartbreaking, this is John Boyne at his most creative and compelling.

Deadhouse Gates

Deadhouse Gates
Author: Steven Erikson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2009-07-15
ISBN 10: 1409083136
ISBN 13: 9781409083139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deadhouse Gates Book Review:

The thrilling novel of war, intrigue and dark, uncontrollable magic that confirmed Steven Erikson as a new master of epic fantasy. The second book in 'arguably the best fantasy series ever written' FANTASY BOOK REVIEW The Malazan Empire teeters on the brink of anarchy. In Seven Cities - in the Holy Desert Raraku - a seer named Sha'ik gathers an army around her in preparation for a long-prophesied uprising. Unprecedented in its size and savagery, it will prove to be a maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust that will shape destinies and give birth to legends . . . In the Otataral mines, a young woman dreams of revenge against the sister who sentenced her to a life of slavery. Escape leads her to Raraku, where her soul will be reborn and her future made clear. And the now-outlawed Bridgeburners, Fiddler and the assassin Kalam, had vowed to return the once god-possessed Apsalar to her homeland, and to confront and kill the Empress Laseen, but events will overtake them too. Meanwhile, Coltaine, charismatic commander of the Malaz 7th Army, will lead his battered, war-weary troops in a last, valiant battle to save the lives of thirty thousand refugees. Together they will secure an illustrious place in the Empire's chequered history. And into this blighted land come two ancient wanderers, Mappo and his half-Jaghut companion Icarium, bearers of a devastating secret that threatens to break free of its chains... Set in a brilliantly-realized world ravaged by anarchy and dark, uncontrollable magic, Deadhouse Gates is the thrilling, brutal second chapter in the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

The Gorgeous Girls

The Gorgeous Girls
Author: Marie Wilson
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN 10: 1443423947
ISBN 13: 9781443423946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gorgeous Girls Book Review:

Three strong, beautiful women dish on their romantic and sexual exploits in Toronto, New York and Paris. Erotica for the thinking woman, this well-written and sexy novel is driven by three gorgeous women on the prowl. Rose, Con, and Wanda, all disciples of the legendary Dorothy Parker, meet regularly for drinks to dish on their romantic and sexual exploits. From Toronto to Vancouver to Paris, these three strong, beautiful women are out to explore as many sexual possibilities as they can while also finding l’amour. Featuring shoes, martinis, clothes, champagne, and of course sex, The Gorgeous Girls is a smart, playful and delicious sexual extravaganza that delivers non-stop thrills and a great deal of fun.

The Gates of Evangeline

The Gates of Evangeline
Author: Hester Young
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 0698190777
ISBN 13: 9780698190771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gates of Evangeline Book Review:

*A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015* From a unique new talent comes a fast-paced debut, introducing a heroine whose dark visions bring to light secrets that will heal or destroy those around her . . . When New York journalist and recently bereaved mother Charlotte “Charlie” Cates begins to experience vivid dreams about children in danger, she’s sure that she’s lost her mind. Yet these are not the nightmares of a grieving parent. They are warnings that will help Charlie and the children she sees, if only she can make sense of them. After a little boy in a boat appears in Charlie’s dreams, asking for her help, she finds herself entangled in a world-famous thirty-year-old missing-child case that has never ceased to haunt Louisiana’s prestigious Deveau family. Armed with an invitation to Evangeline, the family’s sprawling estate, Charlie heads south, where new friendships and an unlikely romance with the estate’s landscape architect—the warm and handsome Noah Palmer—begin to heal her grief-stricken heart. But as she uncovers long-buried secrets of love, money, betrayal, and murder, the facts begin to implicate those she most wants to trust—and her visions reveal an evil closer than she could have imagined. A Southern Gothic mystery debut that combines literary suspense and romance with a mystical twist, THE GATES OF EVANGELINE is a story that readers of Gillian Flynn, Kate Atkinson, and Alice Sebold won't be able to put down.

Educated

Educated
Author: Tara Westover
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN 10: 1443452505
ISBN 13: 9781443452502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Educated Book Review:

For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future #1 International Bestseller Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school. Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn’t have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her first day in school—ever—and she would eventually win an esteemed fellowship from Cambridge and graduate with a PhD in intellectual history and political thought.

The Forgotten Daughter

The Forgotten Daughter
Author: Lauri Robinson
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN 10: 146038766X
ISBN 13: 9781460387665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forgotten Daughter Book Review:

Often the quietest people… Josie Nightingale has always been the odd girl out. While her sisters swoon over guys, she's busy trying to change the world! Which isn't easy with Eric "Scooter" Wilson watching her every move. …have the biggest secrets! She may be out of his league, but the day Scooter rescued Josie from jail and discovered her secret, he vowed he'd do anything to protect her. And if keeping Josie safe means not letting this stubborn dame out of his sight—then so be it!