The Awkward Age

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Lamb traces the self-discovery of David Lamb, a narcissistic middle-aged man with a tendency toward dishonesty, in the weeks following the disintegration of his marriage and the death of his father. Hoping to regain some faith in his own goodness, he turns his attention to Tommie, an awkward and unpopular eleven-year-old girl. Lamb is convinced that he can help her avoid a destiny of apathy and emptiness and even comes to believe that his devotion to Tommie is in her best interest.

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Just Your Average Teenage Mer-Girl The only thing that terrifies Jade more than the ocean is dancing at the Fall Formal. Because Jade has two left feet-er, flippers. Who knew being a high school freshman is even more awkward than being a plus-size aqua-phobic mer-girl? At least her only drama is of the human variety. Or not. The Mermish Council has just declared that all land-dwelling mers but return to the ocean.

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Rumi's poetry has been published in various English editions since the 19th century. And there has been no shortage of translators. Today, through the translations of Coleman Barks, he is the best-selling poet in the English language. The market for his poems is insatiable. He has a loyal following of English readers and serious devotees. Still, in English, Rumi's poems have often been rendered into a literal and academic prose that is awkward and wooden - or into a New-Age idiom that bears little relationship to the author's original text or his context.

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Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brookenham host an effete, rather corrupt social circle. They are the parents of worthless Harold and sweet but knowledgeable Nanda (age eighteen). Mr. Longdon attends one of their social functions and is amazed at how much Nanda resem

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Ramona feels this is the awkward age-too little to stay by herself after school when her mother is at work, but too big to enjoy playing with pesty Willa Jean at her sitter's house. These days, all Ramona really wants is to twitch her nose and be her mother's little rabbit like she used to be. Can't she be her mother's little girl forever?

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Awkward 13 year old David Byrd tries to save his family's farm from an unscrupulous land developer using the only thing he has - his voice - to make a CD and to win the heart of Kelly, the prettiest girl in school. Through many ups and downs he learns who he can trust and who he can't as he grows from a boy into a young man. Dove Family Approved For All Ages.

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The years between ages 8-12 can be an awkward and uncertain time for many girls. Not quite a little girl, but still not a teenager-just in between. Well, author and teen advocate, Susie Shellenberger introduces a unique and creative devotional just for girls ages 8-12 in a way that is totally cool. Dear Diary is a hip new devotional that addresses many of the issues facing young girls today, by providing biblically based solutions at a time when straight answers and solutions to real-life challenges aren't always so clear-cut.

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Rebecca Markus' debut coming of age novel, Here with Me Now, tells the story of Mallory, a young teen, awkward, insecure and desperate for love. Her world starts to change in the fall of 1988 when Kain, a handsome man in his mid-twenties moves in next doo

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When the awkward, neurotic and childlike Yair, a seller of rare books, sees a beautiful woman across the room at a class reunion he feels compelled to write to her. So begins a love affair of words between two married, middle-aged adults, dissatisfied

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Eighty-year-old Dora, the narrator of a story that began a half century earlier, is bonding with an unlikely set of friends, including Jackie Hart, a restless middle-aged wife and mother from Boston, who gets into all sorts of trouble when her family moves to a small, sleepy town in Collier County, Florida, circa 1962. With humor and insight the novel chronicles the awkward North-South cultural divide as Jackie, this hapless but charming "Yankee," looks for some excitement in her life by accepting an opportunity to host a local radio show where she creates a mysterious, late-night persona, "Miss Dreamsville," and by launching a reading group-the Collier County Women's Literary Society-thus sending the conservative and racially segregated town into uproar.

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Awkward Family Photos The Pets Puzzle: Provides hours of amusement for the familyHysterical imagesMini bonus game includedFinished puzzle size is 26.75" x 19.25"This family jigsaw puzzle is suitable for kids aged 13 and up

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Growing up in a doomed hometown with a missing father and a single mother, Nicholas Dawidoff listened to baseball every night on his bedside radio, the professional ballplayers gradually becoming the men in his life. A portrait of a childhood shaped by a stoical, enterprising mother, a disturbed, dangerous father, the private world of baseball, and the awkwardness of first love, The Crowd Sounds Happy is the moving tale of a spirited boy's coming-of-age in troubled times.

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The amazing and awkward life of Britain's 'oldest' teenager Hayley Okines is just like any other seventeen-year-old: she loves clothes, shopping, TV and boy bands and hates getting up in the morning. But she has the rare genetic condition progeria, which means she ages eight times faster than normal, giving her the body of a 126-year-old woman. Her positive attitude and infectious smile has charmed millions of people, through a series of 'Extraordinary People' TV documentaries.

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Henry James, OM, son of theologian Henry James Sr, brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American-born author, one of the founders and leaders of a school of realism in fiction. He spent much of his lif

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Doris Lessing's love affair with cats began at a young age, when she became intrigued with the semiferal creatures on the African farm where she grew up. Her fascination with the handsome, domesticated creatures that have shared her flats and her life in London remained undiminished, and grew into real love with the awkwardly lovable El Magnifico, the last cat to share her home.

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AN INSIGHTFUL COMEDY DECEPTIVELY FUN, PROFOUNDLY DEEP TIME: Fifty years in the future. Religion has been banned. LOCATION: The streets of San Francisco CHARACTERS: -A mental patient who directs symphonies of sunrises and blowing trash (when he's not makin

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Ramona feels this is the awkward age-too little to stay by herself after school when her mother is at work, but too big to enjoy playing with pesty Willa Jean at her sitter's house. These days, all Ramona really wants is to twitch her nose and be her mother's little rabbit like she used to be. Can't she be her mother's little girl forever?

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Eighty-year-old Dora, the narrator of a story that began a half century earlier, is bonding with an unlikely set of friends, including Jackie Hart, a restless middle-aged wife and mother from Boston, who gets into all sorts of trouble when her family moves to a small, sleepy town in Collier County, Florida, circa 1962. With humor and insight the novel chronicles the awkward North-South cultural divide as Jackie, this hapless but charming "Yankee," looks for some excitement in her life by accepting an opportunity to host a local radio show where she creates a mysterious, late-night persona, "Miss Dreamsville," and by launching a reading group-the Collier County Women's Literary Society-thus sending the conservative and racially segregated town into uproar.

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From fourth grade onward, shy, nervous Bree Housley and fearless, outgoing Shelly were an inseparable, albeit unlikely, pair. Their friendship survived everything from the awkward years of junior high to the transformative upheavals of early adulthooduntil, at the young age of 25, Shelly lost her life to complications caused by Preeclampsia. "We Hope You Like This Song" is a tribute to the ineffable, incomparable bond that we call friendship, and a celebration of living life to the fullest.

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Perfectly Awkward Tales: Girl heroes from around the world discover their hidden gifts in this series of smart, funny and crazy adventures. Ages 6-10. Aila is from Scotland. She is thirteen years old, an orphan with no one in the world but her baby

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"Fans of satirical fiction will love this. impeccably researched and unflinchingly intelligent."-"National Post"Boyko's style takes some getting used to in these days of sparseness and minimalism, but then it all makes sense."-"Los Angeles Review of Books"Novelists: the soul of an age, certainly. Brilliant? Perhaps. Yet aren't they also doddering, petulant, pedantic, knock-kneed, skittish, and thunderingly insecure-resentful, awkward, annoying-demanding, deluded, and vexingly indifferent to reality? New from short fiction devotee C.

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"A very smart, soulful, compelling, elegantly written domestic novel about a wedged-together family, and what can go wrong when teenage children decide they have minds (and hormones) of their own." -Nick Hornby "A spry and accomplished comedy of manners." -The New York Times Book Review"They've chosen the one thing that will make our family life impossible.

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In the tradition of Little Failure, a funny, dark, and tender coming-of-age memoir about life as a perpetual fish-out-of-water, from the Yugoslavian-born comedic storyteller, MothStorySLAM favorite, and host of the Women of Letters literary salon. Sofija Stefanovic makes the first of many awkward entrances in 1982, born in Belgrade, socialist Yugoslavia.

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From the writers of acclaimed blog Pen & Palate, a humorous coming-of-age (and mastering-the-art-of-home-cooking) memoir of friendship, told through stories, recipes, and beautiful illustrations. Getting through life in your twenties isn't easy-especially if you're broke, awkward, and prone to starting small grease fires in your studio apartment. For best friends Lucy Madison and Tram Nguyen, cooking was an escape from the daily humiliation that is being a twenty-something woman in a big city.

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A sickly and awkward boy who turned into a country music legend, Hiram Williams had reinvented himself as Hank Williams and taken to alcohol by the age of 14. He was dead by the age of 29. Here, Paul Hemphill recounts the tortured life and whirlwind career of the hillbilly Shakespeare as only a fellow Southerner can.

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The legend begins. Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. "The best of all the Greeks"-strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess-Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions.

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The first party game created by BuzzFeed. comYouâ ll need 3 or more friends to play, but donâ t expect to keep them. Ages 17 and up2 minutes to learn, 30-45 minutes to playA smartphone is required to playIncludes 500 premium playing cards (410 "WHAT" black cards and 90 "WHERE" yellow cards), game rules and alternative rulesStore cards in reusable box with space for one Social Sabotage expansion packApologies to grandmothers everywhere.

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A haunting and moving collection of original narratives that reveals an expatriate's coming-of-age in Paris and the magic she finds in ordinary objectsAn awkward, curious girl growing up in a foreign country, Stephanie LaCava finds solace and security in strange yet beautiful objects. When her father's mysterious job transports her and her family to the quaint Parisian suburb of Le Vesinet, everything changes for the young American.

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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"A very smart, soulful, compelling, elegantly written domestic novel about a wedged-together family, and what can go wrong when teenage children decide they have minds (and hormones) of their own." â Nick Hornby â A spry and accomplished comedy of manners.â â The New York Times Book Reviewâ They've chosen the one thing that will make our family life impossible.

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Tracing evolving treatments of female adolescence through a host of long-forgotten women's fictions, the book reveals that representations of the girl in popular women's literature importantly anticipated depictions of the feminist in the fin de siecle Ne

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MARM2107FeaturesProfessionally hand stretchedArrives ready to hangIncludes a certificate of authenticityFine art canvas print from the Marmont Hill Art CollectiveGallery wrapped in sustainable, non-warping woodVintage fashion artwork licensed from the archives of the Saturday Evening PostSubject: PeopleStyle (Old): ContemporaryColor: White/BrownCountry of Manufacture: United StatesArtist: Robert MeyersProduct Type: PrintRegion: North AmericaPrimary Art Material: CanvasSize (24" H x 29" W): Medium 25"-32"Size (30" H x 36" W): Large 33"-40"Size (40" H x 48" W): Oversized 41" and above DimensionsSize 24" H x 29" WOverall Height - Top to Bottom: 24"Overall Width - Side to Side: 29"Overall Depth - Front to Back: 1.

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