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Clara and Mr. Tiffany

Author: Susan Vreeland
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-01-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0679604510
Rating: 4.6/5 (45 downloads)

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER It’s 1893, and at the Chicago World’s Fair, Louis Comfort Tiffany makes his debut with a luminous exhibition of innovative stained-glass windows that he hopes will earn him a place on the international artistic stage. But behind the scenes in his New York studio is the freethinking Clara Driscoll, head of his women’s division, who conceives of and designs nearly all of the iconic leaded-glass lamps for which Tiffany will long be remembered. Never publicly acknowledged, Clara struggles with her desire for artistic recognition and the seemingly insurmountable challenges that she faces as a professional woman. She also yearns for love and companionship, and is devoted in different ways to five men, including Tiffany, who enforces a strict policy: He does not employ married women. Ultimately, Clara must decide what makes her happiest—the professional world of her hands or the personal world of her heart.

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Clara and Mr.Tiffany - Behind the Story

Author: Hannah Garrard
Publsiher: Behind the Story
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2014-08-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1500410012
Rating: 4.4/5 (1 downloads)

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Inside this exclusive look into the world of Susan Vreeland’s novel, Clara and Mr. Tiffany, you will discover a host of curious and intriguing stories behind the creation of the novel: how Clara Driscoll was ‘re-discovered’, the secrets of Vreeland’s writing methods, and how to keep updated on your favorite author’s latest novels to name a few. Learn about historical fiction writing and test your knowledge with trivia questions as we explore the story of the novel to take you backstage for a fresh look at Clara and Mr. Tiffany. Experience: The Behind the Story Effect After reading a BTS... You feel inspired to follow your hearts and dreams... — Arshi Ever been backstage at a concert? Here you go -- in written form. — Author, Editor I felt like the Behind the Story offered a new look into the book, and appreciated that, as most of the time, that angle is unexplored. — Aspiring Author I felt enriched with knowledge about the book, and I felt like I knew more about the book. — Aspiring Author It makes me discover new things, and when I re-read the book, my emotions are different, deeper now that I understand what's behind the book.— Karlen I felt closer to the writer knowing more about them as a person and why they wrote what they wrote. — The Beta Reading Club Get ready for one of the most unique experiences you will ever have...this is definitely CliffNotes and SparkNotes on Steroids. — Author, Editor

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Clara és Mr. Tiffany

Total Pages: 525
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9789639973411
Rating: 4.6/5 (399 downloads)

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Author: Anne Fortier
Total Pages: 952
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9783596512638
Rating: 4.5/5 (965 downloads)

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Experiencing America’s Story through Fiction

Author: Hilary Susan Crew
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-07-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 0838912257
Rating: 4.9/5 (122 downloads)

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Historical fiction helps young adults imagine the past through the lives and relationships of its protagonists, putting them at the center of fascinating times and places--and the new Common Core Standards allow for use of novels alongside textbooks for teaching history. Perfect for classroom use and YA readers’ advisory, Crew’s book highlights more than 150 titles of historical fiction published since 2000 that are appropriate for seventh to twelfth graders. Choosing award-winners as well as novels which have been well-reviewed in Booklist, The Horn Book,Multicultural Review, History Teach, Journal of American History, and other periodicals, this resource assists librarians and educators bySpotlighting novels with a multiplicity of voices from different cultures, races, and ethnicitiesFeaturing both YA novels and novels written for adults that are appropriate for teensOffering thorough annotations, with an examination of each novel’s historical contentProviding discussion questions and online resources for classroom use that encourage students to think critically about the book and compare ideas and events in the story to actual historyThis book will help teachers of history as well as school and public librarians who work with youth to promote a more inclusive understanding of America’s story through historical fiction.

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The Book of Lane

Author: Lane Mayhew
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2016-08-02
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 1504347595
Rating: 4.3/5 (475 downloads)

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Dear Reader, The Book of Lane is a guidebook for healing and how to live a stable and freeing life in our confusing and unpredictable world. As a result of a Biblical background, the wisdom of the philosophers, Eastern Religion, and self-help motivation, thoughts for thought, my philosophies and moral values, and practical living ideas have been developed.

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What Love Sees

Author: Susan Vreeland
Publsiher: Rosetta Books
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2012-03-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0795323514
Rating: 4.3/5 (235 downloads)

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An uplifting novel inspired by a true story, by the New York Times–bestselling author of Lisette’s List and The Girl in Hyacinth Blue. Jean Treadway is a young, cultured New England woman whose every material need is supplied by wealthy, overprotective parents. Through an arranged correspondence, she meets Forrest Holly—a dirt-poor Southern California rancher whose spiritual foundation turns despair into purpose. As different as they are in background, they share two things: they are both blind, and they are both determined to live an active, normal life and raise a family. While Jean was among the first women to use a Seeing Eye dog on urban streets in the late 1930s, Forrest used a seeing-eye bull, and his horses, to guide him on the ranch in the 1940s. As they discover each other through letters that have to be read to them, his earnestness and folksy humor win her heart, leading to an extraordinary life together, shared by their four children.

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Tiffany Girl

Author: Deeanne Gist
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2015-05-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1451692471
Rating: 4.6/5 (924 downloads)

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From the bestselling author of It Happened at the Fair and Fair Play comes a compelling historical novel about a progressive “New Woman”—the girl behind Tiffany’s chapel—and the love that threatens it all. As preparations for the 1893 World’s Fair set Chicago and the nation on fire, Louis Tiffany—heir to the exclusive Fifth Avenue jewelry empire—seizes the opportunity to unveil his state-of-the-art, stained glass, mosaic chapel, the likes of which the world has never seen. But when Louis’s dream is threatened by a glassworkers’ strike months before the Fair opens, he turns to an unforeseen source for help: the female students at the Art Students League of New York. Eager for adventure, the young women pick up their skirts, move to boarding houses, take up steel cutters, and assume new identities as the “Tiffany Girls.” Tiffany Girl is the heartwarming story of the impetuous Flossie Jayne, a beautiful, budding artist who is handpicked by Louis to help complete the Tiffany chapel. Though excited to live in a boarding house when most women stayed home, she quickly finds the world is less welcoming than anticipated. From a Casanova male, to an unconventional married couple, and a condescending singing master, she takes on a colorful cast of characters to transform the boarding house into a home while racing to complete the Tiffany chapel and make a name for herself in the art world. As challenges mount, her ambitions become threatened from an unexpected quarter: her own heart. Who will claim victory? Her dreams or the captivating boarder next door?

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Designing Women, Dialogues with Pioneering Women Designers (1850-1950)

Author: John S. Elmo
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages:
Release: 2015-06-18
Genre: Design
ISBN: 1460267885
Rating: 4.2/5 (678 downloads)

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"Designing Women, Dialogues with Pioneering Women Designers (1850-1950)" is an imaginary series of conversations the author envisions among fourteen female legends of the interior and furniture design industry. As such, "Designing Women," evokes a slipstream genre-bending writing style. Set in the male dominated business climate of the 1850's to the 1950's, many of these female designers were never given proper credit for their work; the recognition was frequently accorded to their male counterparts and collaborators. "Designing Women," explores their background and uncovers their personalities, egos and the interpersonal dynamics involved in their professional life. The individual chapters are character studies of these unsung individuals. "Designing Women," is the third novel John has published with Friesen Press. The first, "Room for Enjoyment" (2012) details the construction of an estate and the inner workings of a New York City based interior design office in the 1970's; the second, "Beggars Island" (2014) chronicles guarding the Communist prisoners on Koje-Do island, Korea during the latter part of the Korean War. An earlier non-fiction, "All About Walls," a guide book on interior design, was published by Popular Library in 1969.

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Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 7th Edition

Author: Cynthia Orr
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 645
Release: 2013-04-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1610694619
Rating: 4.6/5 (946 downloads)

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The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres. • Provides an outstanding introduction to readers' advisory service, updated to reflect changing trends in popular reading • Serves as a textbook or supplementary text for classes regarding popular reading, readers' advisory service, or reference • Helps readers' advisors identify read-alikes for patrons' favorite titles

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A Paris All Your Own

Author: Eleanor Brown
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-07-04
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 0399574484
Rating: 4.5/5 (744 downloads)

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A collection of all-new Paris-themed essays written by some of the biggest names in women’s fiction, including Paula McLain, Therese Anne Fowler, Maggie Shipstead, and Lauren Willig—edited by Eleanor Brown, the New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters and The Light of Paris. “My time in Paris,” says New York Times–bestselling author Paula McLain (The Paris Wife), “was like no one else’s ever.” For each of the eighteen bestselling authors in this warm, inspiring, and charming collection of personal essays on the City of Light, nothing could be more true. While all of the women writers featured here have written books connected to Paris, their personal stories of the city are wildly different. Meg Waite Clayton (The Race for Paris) and M. J. Rose (The Book of Lost Fragrances) share the romantic secrets that have made Paris the destination for lovers for hundreds of years. Susan Vreeland (The Girl in Hyacinth Blue) and J. Courtney Sullivan (The Engagements) peek behind the stereotype of snobbish Parisians to show us the genuine kindness of real people. From book club favorites Paula McLain, Therese Anne Fowler (Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald), and anthology editor Eleanor Brown (The Light of Paris) to mystery writer Cara Black (Murder in the Marais), historical author Lauren Willig (The Secret History of the Pink Carnation), and memoirist Julie Powell (Julie and Julia), these Parisian memoirs range from laugh-out-loud funny to wistfully romantic to thoughtfully somber and reflective. Perfect for armchair travelers and veterans of Parisian pilgrimages alike, readers will delight in these brand-new tales from their most beloved authors.

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Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition

Author: Diana Tixier Herald
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2019-05-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1440858489
Rating: 4.8/5 (584 downloads)

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Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read

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Flowers, Fauna, and Memories

Author: Tom Wester
Publsiher: Covenant Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2022-08-05
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 164670634X
Rating: 4.7/5 (63 downloads)

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The title Flowers, Fauna, and Memories was penned by Tom Wester before one word of the story was written. The photographs are the flowers and fauna that inspired Tom. As he studied the photographs, Tom added the memories to the photos in story form. Therefore, the title Flowers, Fauna, and Memories. The book celebrates the seasons of life. The lives of three members of a family whose love for one another is nurtured and then cast away after a foolish mistake is made. It speaks to the ability to regain that love and respect and how that alone can take decades to accomplish. The book is narrated by the family using photographs to help clarify the feelings that are ever present in their lives. Tom and Liz use Liz's photos to express various emotions, which create this story of love and of finding out who we really are, of learning that there really is a God, and finally understanding how God is manifested in the world in which we live. The photos are as important as the verbiage in this story, and it is told from the perspective of how we really speak and not how sentences are to be structured. Acceptance, faith, understanding, and most importantly love is shown how we can see with our eyes that which God wants us to see. How beauty is something inherent in all beings and how we are at times too foolish to realize that. So go and take a look into our lives and see if you cannot find yours from within.

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The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

Author: Jennifer S. Baker
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 083891165X
Rating: 4.9/5 (116 downloads)

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Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guideProvides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and styleCovers the latest and most popular authors and titlesDiscusses appeal characteristics and shows how librarians can use a reader's favorite qualities to make suggestionsIncludes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resourcesOffers marketing tips for getting the word out to readersEmphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.

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Lisette's List

Author: Susan Vreeland
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-08-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0812996852
Rating: 4.9/5 (968 downloads)

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From Susan Vreeland, bestselling author of such acclaimed novels as Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Luncheon of the Boating Party, and Clara and Mr. Tiffany, comes a richly imagined story of a woman’s awakening in the south of Vichy France—to the power of art, to the beauty of provincial life, and to love in the midst of war. In 1937, young Lisette Roux and her husband, André, move from Paris to a village in Provence to care for André’s grandfather Pascal. Lisette regrets having to give up her dream of becoming a gallery apprentice and longs for the comforts and sophistication of Paris. But as she soon discovers, the hilltop town is rich with unexpected pleasures. Pascal once worked in the nearby ochre mines and later became a pigment salesman and frame maker; while selling his pigments in Paris, he befriended Pissarro and Cézanne, some of whose paintings he received in trade for his frames. Pascal begins to tutor Lisette in both art and life, allowing her to see his small collection of paintings and the Provençal landscape itself in a new light. Inspired by Pascal’s advice to “Do the important things first,” Lisette begins a list of vows to herself (#4. Learn what makes a painting great). When war breaks out, André goes off to the front, but not before hiding Pascal’s paintings to keep them from the Nazis’ reach. With German forces spreading across Europe, the sudden fall of Paris, and the rise of Vichy France, Lisette sets out to locate the paintings (#11. Find the paintings in my lifetime). Her search takes her through the stunning French countryside, where she befriends Marc and Bella Chagall, who are in hiding before their flight to America, and acquaints her with the land, her neighbors, and even herself in ways she never dreamed possible. Through joy and tragedy, occupation and liberation, small acts of kindness and great acts of courage, Lisette learns to forgive the past, to live robustly, and to love again. Praise for Lisette’s List “Vreeland’s love of painters and painting, her meticulous research and pitch-perfect descriptive talents . . . are abundantly evident in her new novel.”—The Washington Post “This historical novel’s . . . great strength is its lovingly detailed setting. . . . Readers will enjoy lingering in the sun-dappled, fruit-scented Provençal landscape that Vreeland brings to life.”—The Boston Globe

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Similes Dictionary

Author: Elyse Sommer
Publsiher: Visible Ink Press
Total Pages: 660
Release: 2013-05-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1578594685
Rating: 4.5/5 (946 downloads)

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Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases—from “abandoned as a used Kleenex” to “quiet as an eel swimming in oil”—this reference will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find the perfect simile, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Citing more than 2,000 sources—from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows—the Simile Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping readers find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, and or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the similes found in this collection, where pithy and poetic sayings are “as plentiful as blackberries” (Shakespeare) and quotes are “as useful as a Swiss army knife” (anonymous), will inspire anyone.

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2012 Guide to Literary Agents

Author: Chuck Sambuchino
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 693
Release: 2011-08-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1599632438
Rating: 4.6/5 (324 downloads)

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The Best Resource Available for Finding a Literary Agent No matter what you’re writing—fiction or nonfiction, books for kids or adults—you need a literary agent to secure a book deal. The 2012 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent—without fear of being scammed—and getting your book published. This new, updated edition of GLA includes: • Completely updated contact and submission information for literary agents who are looking for new clients • Writing and submission advice from more than 40 top literary agents • Informative articles on subjects such as writing a query letter, composing a book proposal, writing a novel synopsis, attending a writers conference, protecting your work, and more Includes an exclusive 60-minute FREE WEBINAR with Chuck Sambuchino that will teach you "Everything You Need to Know About Agents" "The Guide to Literary Agents contains a wealth of information and good advice, and was crucial in my successful search for an agent. I found a great agent and my book has now sold in 11 territories and counting." —Richard Harvell, The Bells "The Guide to Literary Agents was very useful to me when I was getting started. I always recommend GLA to writers." —Michael Wiley, The Bad Kitty Lounge and The Last Striptease