Little Daughter

A Memoir of Survival in Burma and the West

Author: Zoya Phan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 184737719X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Zoya Phan was born in the remote jungles of Burma, to the Karen ethnic group. For decades the Karen have been under attack from Burma's military junta; Zoya's mother was a guerrilla soldier, her father a freedom activist. She lived in a bamboo hut on stilts by the Moei River; she hunted for edible fungi with her much-loved adopted brother, Say Say. Many Karen are Christian or Buddhist, but Zoya's parents were animist, venerating the spirits of forest, river and moon. Her early years were blissfully removed from the war. At the age of fourteen, however, Zoya's childhood was shattered as the Burmese army attacked. With their house in flames, Zoya and her family fled. So began two terrible years of running from guns, as Zoya joined thousands of refugees hiding in the jungle. Her family scattered, Zoya sought sanctuary across the border in a Thai refugee camp. Conditions in the camp were difficult, and Zoya now had to care for her ailing mother. Zoya, a gifted pupil, was eventually able to escape, first to Bangkok and then, with her enemies still pursuing her, in 2004 she fled to the UK and claimed asylum. The following year, at a 'free Burma' march, she was plucked from the crowd to appear on the BBC, the first of countless interviews with the world's media. She became the face of a nation enslaved, rubbing shoulders with presidents and film stars. By turns uplifting, tragic and entirely gripping, this is the extraordinary true story of the girl from the jungle who became an icon of a suffering land.

Little Daughter of the Snow

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books

ISBN: 1845072979

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Retells the Russian fairy tale "Snegurochka," about an old couple who, wishing for a child, create a daughter out of snow, who magically comes to life and brings them joy, but at a price.

Small Fry

Author: Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802146511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents—artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs—Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he’d become the parent she’d always wanted him to be. Small Fry is Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s poignant story of childhood and growing up. Scrappy, wise, and funny, young Lisa is an unforgettable guide, marveling at the particular magic of growing up in this family, in this place and time, while grappling with her feelings of illegitimacy and shame. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is an enthralling story by an insightful new literary voice.

Dear Daughter

A Novel

Author: Elizabeth Little

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698137426

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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• Winner of the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel • Nominated for the Barry and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel • Longlisted for the CWA John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger Award “Quick-witted and fast-paced, this debut mystery should be a hit with Gone Girl fans.” —People magazine "This is an all-nighter . . . The best debut mystery I've read in a long time."—Tana French “A really gutsy, clever, energetic read, often unexpected, always entertaining. I loved Janie Jenkins’s sassy voice and Elizabeth Little’s too. In the world of crime novels, Dear Daughter is a breath of fresh air.” —Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life A sensational debut thriller featuring an unforgettable heroine who just might have murdered her mother Former “It Girl” Janie Jenkins is sly, stunning, and fresh out of prison. Ten years ago, at the height of her fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mother, a high-society beauty known for her good works and rich husbands. Now, released on a technicality, Janie makes herself over and goes undercover, determined to chase down the one lead she has on her mother’s killer. The only problem? Janie doesn’t know if she’s the killer she’s looking for. Janie makes her way to an isolated South Dakota town whose mysteries rival her own. Enlisting the help of some new friends (and the town’s wary police chief), Janie follows a series of clues—an old photograph, an abandoned house, a forgotten diary—and begins to piece together her mother’s seemingly improbable connection to the town. When new evidence from Janie’s own past surfaces, she’s forced to consider the possibility that she and her mother were more alike than either of them would ever have imagined. As she digs tantalizingly deeper, and as suspicious locals begin to see through her increasingly fragile facade, Janie discovers that even the sleepiest towns hide sinister secrets—and will stop at nothing to guard them. On the run from the press, the police, and maybe even a murderer, Janie must choose between the anonymity she craves and the truth she so desperately needs. A gripping, electrifying debut novel with an ingenious and like-it-or-not sexy protagonist, Dear Daughter follows every twist and turn as Janie unravels the mystery of what happened the night her mother died—whatever the cost.

Mere Girauds Little Daughter

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1518347002

Category: Fiction

Page: 24

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Frances Hodgson Burnett was an English author best known for writing some of the greatest children’s novels in literature. Some of Burnett’s works have been turned into popular plays. This edition of Mere Girauds Little Daughter includes a table of contents.

Growing Little Women

Capturing Teachable Moments with Your Daughter

Author: Donna J. Miller

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802478054

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

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Teach your children to choose the right path, and when they are older, they will remain upon it. - Proverbs 22:6 NLT. In a time where modesty is of little value and many kids have had at least one sexual encounter before graduating high school, children are growing up faster than ever. They experience pressures that, in days past, we're not faced until adulthood. They encounter situations that many adults will never meet. So how do we teach our girls to follow God when life around them at school, in magazines, and on TV teaches them to follow nothing but their passions and desires? How to we share with them that Jesus is the answer to their every question and the fulfillment of their heart's desires? In this hopeful and insightful workbook, Donna Miller shows us how. Growing Little Women will provide you and your special girl with teachable moments from the Word of God. Filled with engaging stories, fun activities, and lessons on life, you will prepare her to become a godly woman and establish a bond with her that will smooth her passage to womanhood. In just one hour a week you can impact the future of that special young lady and nurture a friendship that will last forever. Time is ticking. Don't let it get away.

Six Ways to Keep the "Little" in Your Girl

Guiding Your Daughter from Her Tweens to Her Teens

Author: Dannah Gresh

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736938249

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Uthor, speaker, and creator of Secret Keeper Girl live events and resources--shares six easy ways to help your daughter grow up to be confident, emotionally healthy, and strong in her faith" --Cover, p. 4.

The Little Daughter of Jairus

Author: Enid Blyton

Publisher: Harvest House Pub

ISBN: 9781565077515

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 29

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Retells the Gospel story in which Jesus brings the daughter of Jairus back to life.

Oh Boy, You're Having a Girl

A Dad's Survival Guide to Raising Daughters

Author: Brian A Klems

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440545464

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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Rules for Raising Little Girls "As the father of a daughter, I wish I'd read this very funny book sooner, if only to know that it's OK for a grown man to wear a tutu." - Dave Barry "Required reading for any parent who doesn't know pants from leggings." - Dan Zevin, author of Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad It's easy to imagine how you'd raise a boy--all the golf outings, lawnmower lessons, and Little League championships you'd attend--but playing dad to a little princess may take some education. In Oh Boy, You're Having a Girl, Brian, a father of three girls, shares his tactics for surviving this new and glittery world. From baby dolls and bedtime rituals to potty training and dance recitals, he leads you through all the trials and tribulations you'll face as you're raising your daughter. He'll also show you how to navigate your way through tough situations, like making sure that she doesn't start dating until she's fifty. Complete with commandments for restroom trips and properly participating in a tea party, Oh Boy, You're Having a Girl will brace you for all those hours playing house--and psych you up for the awesomeness of raising a daughter who has you lovingly wrapped around her little finger. "Somehow, Brian Klems has taken one of the most traumatic situations known to a father--having a daughter--and made it into something so completely hilarious you'll laugh until you've got oxygen deprivation!" - W. Bruce Cameron, author of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter

The Doctor's Little Daughter

Author: Eliza Meteyard

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780554659817

Category: History

Page: 376

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