The Chicken Sisters

The Chicken Sisters
Author: KJ Dell'Antonia
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780593085158
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Release: 2020-12-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK "A charming, hilarious, feel-good story about the kind of bonds & rivalries only sisters can share. Also, a great present for your sister for the holidays!!"--Reese Witherspoon Three generations. Two chicken shacks. One recipe for disaster. In tiny Merinac, Kansas, Chicken Mimi's and Chicken Frannie's have spent a century vying to serve up the best fried chicken in the state--and the legendary feud between their respective owners, the Moores and the Pogociellos, has lasted just as long. No one feels the impact more than thirty-five-year-old widow Amanda Moore, who grew up working for her mom at Mimi's before scandalously marrying Frank Pogociello and changing sides to work at Frannie's. Tired of being caught in the middle, Amanda sends an SOS to Food Wars, the reality TV restaurant competition that promises $100,000 to the winner. But in doing so, she launches both families out of the frying pan and directly into the fire. . . The last thing Brooklyn-based organizational guru Mae Moore, Amanda's sister, wants is to go home to Kansas. But when her career implodes, helping the fading Mimi's look good on Food Wars becomes Mae's best chance to reclaim the limelight--even if doing so pits her against Amanda and Frannie's. Yet when family secrets become public knowledge, the sisters must choose: Will they fight with each other, or for their heritage?

The Chicken Sisters

The Chicken Sisters
Author: K J Dell'Antonia
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780593085141
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For a century two rival chicken shacks in Merinac, Kansas, have been vying to serve the best fried chicken in the state, and a feud between the two families has lasted as long. When Amanda falls in love with a man from the rival chicken shack, she scandalously changes sides and starts working for her family's nemesis. Tired of being stuck in the middle, she recruits her Brooklyn-based sister to move back to Kansas and join her on reality TV show Food Wars to settle the feud. Yet when family secrets become public, the sisters must choose: will they fight with each other, or for their heritage?

The Chicken Sisters

The Chicken Sisters
Author: KJ Dell’Antonia
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781529350630
Available:
Release: 2020-12-01
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THREE GENERATIONS. TWO CHICKEN SHACKS. ONE RECIPE FOR DISASTER. A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK & NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'A charming, hilarious, feel-good story about the kind of bonds and rivalries only sisters can share' Reese Witherspoon In tiny Merinac, Kansas, Chicken Mimi's and Chicken Frannie's have spent a century vying to serve up the best fried chicken in the state - and the legendary feud between their respective owners, the Moores and the Pogociellos, has lasted just as long. No one feels the impact more than thirty-five-year-old widow Amanda Moore, who grew up working for her mom at Mimi's before scandalously marrying Frank Pogociello and changing sides to work at Frannie's. Tired of being caught in the middle, Amanda sends an SOS to Food Wars, the reality TV restaurant competition that promises $100,000 to the winner. But in doing so, she launches both families out of the frying pan and directly into the fire. The last thing Brooklyn-based organisational guru Mae Moore, Amanda's sister, wants is to go home to Kansas. But when her career implodes, Food Wars becomes her chance to step back into the limelight. Mae is certain she can make the fading Mimi's look good - even if that pits her against Amanda and Frannie's. With a greedy producer stoking the flames, their friendly rivalry quickly turns into a game of chicken. Yet when family secrets become public knowledge, the sisters must choose: will they fight with each other, or for their heritage? After all, all's fair in love, and war, and chicken . . . 'Three generations, two chicken shacks, and some big family secrets revealed.... The December Reese's Book Club pick, The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell'Antonia is a charming, hilarious, feel-good story about the kind of bonds and rivalries only sisters can share. Also, a great present for your sister!' Reese Witherspoon 'It's like the comfort food of novels: warm, memorable and wholly original. I loved it' Laura Zigman, author of SEPARATION ANXIETY

The Chicken Sisters

The Chicken Sisters
Author: Laura Joffe Numeroff
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1442057734
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Release: 2009-06-01
Editor: Paw Prints
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a troublesome wolf moves into town, the Chicken sisters drive him home to his mother with their overwhelming eccentricities. By the author of If You Give a Moose a Muffin. Reprint.

How to be a Happier Parent

How to be a Happier Parent
Author: KJ Dell'Antonia
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780735210486
Available:
Release: 2018-08-21
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An encouraging guide to helping parents find more happiness in their day-to-day family life, from the former lead editor of the New York Times' Motherlode blog. In all the writing and reporting KJ Dell'Antonia has done on families over the years, one topic keeps coming up again and again: parents crave a greater sense of happiness in their daily lives. In this optimistic, solution-packed book, KJ asks: How can we change our family life so that it is full of the joy we'd always hoped for? Drawing from the latest research and interviews with families, KJ discovers that it's possible to do more by doing less, and make our family life a refuge and pleasure, rather than another stress point in a hectic day. She focuses on nine common problem spots that cause parents the most grief, explores why they are hard, and offers small, doable, sometimes surprising steps you can take to make them better. Whether it's getting everyone out the door on time in the morning or making sure chores and homework get done without another battle, How to Be a Happier Parent shows that having a family isn't just about raising great kids and churning them out at destination: success. It's about experiencing joy--real joy, the kind you look back on, look forward to, and live for--along the way.

Chicken Soup for the Sister s Soul

Chicken Soup for the Sister s Soul
Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781453279274
Available:
Release: 2012-08-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new Chicken Soup book offers a heartwarming and uplifting collection of stories that celebrate the lifelong bond of sisterhood.

Cinders

Cinders
Author: Jan Brett
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780698180215
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Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of Cinderella is transported to snowy Russia in Jan Brett's lavish style. One magical night, Cinders, the most picked upon hen in the flock, becomes the most loved by Prince Cockerel when she arrives at his ball looking so beautiful that even her bossy sisters don't recognize her. Jan travelled to Russia and readers will be in awe of the Ice Palace aglow under a deep blue moonlit sky, exquisite ball gowns on the comely pullets, uniforms with gold braids and buttons on the cockerels, striking Russian architecture transformed into ice in the borders, and a very funny flock of chickens who provide an appealing, original look at this snowy Cinderella. Readers will find these dressed up chickens comical as they pour over the extravagant setting, including a "WOW"-inducing double gatefold of chicken couples whirling around the ballroom. A feast for the eyes that is sure to become a perennial favorite.

The Chicken Dance

The Chicken Dance
Author: Jacques Couvillon
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781619632271
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Release: 2013-06-18
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Welcome to Horse Island, where knowing about chickens is the key to popularity and eggs are more valuable than money. This is where eleven-year-old Don Schmidt lives on a chicken farm with his parents. He is sort of unpopular, both at home (where his mother refers nonstop to his talented, dancing, dead sister, Dawn) and at school (where the other kids call him "new kidÂ?? even though he's been at the school for several years).With nowhere else to turn, Don begins a friendship with the chickens that live outside his window on the family's farm. Then one day, Don enters the chicken-judging contest at the local dairy festival and becomes the youngest person in history ever to win. This spurs a dramatic chain of events that makes Don the most popular kid in town. But it also leads him to discover that his parents have been hiding family secrets. Jacques Couvillon has created a refreshing story with a character who is charming, sincere, and just so funny. The Chicken Dance is an entertaining page-turner that readers will not want to put down.

Diary of a Waitress

Diary of a Waitress
Author: Carolyn Meyer
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9781620916520
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Release: 2015
Editor: Calkins Creek
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A young woman with dreams of becoming a journalist leaves her Kansas home in 1926 to become a waitress in a Harvey House in New Mexico.

Into the Wild

Into the Wild
Author: Doreen Cronin
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781481450478
Available:
Release: 2017-05-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The fluffy, fearless Chicken Squad detectives are determined to find out who the new addition is in their yard, so, equipped with the latest surveillance gear, the chicks venture into the wild to get answers.

The Chicken Chronicles

The Chicken Chronicles
Author: Alice Walker
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781595586896
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Release: 2011-05-10
Editor: New Press/ORIM
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A “life-affirmative and eccentrically inspirational” collection from the National Book Award– and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple (Kirkus Reviews). In these glorious, offbeat, and compassionate tales, one of America’s preeminent authors shares her experiences raising and caring for a flock of affectionately named chickens. Walker addresses her “girls” directly, sometimes from the intimate proximity of her yard, other times at a great distance, during her travels to Bali and Dharamsala as an activist for peace and justice. On the way, she invites readers along on a surprising journey of spiritual discovery. Both heartbreaking and uplifting, The Chicken Chronicles lets us see a new and deeply personal side of one of the most captivating writers of our time. In turn, Walker has created a powerful touchstone for anyone seeking a deeper connection with the natural world. “Heartfelt, thought-provoking ruminations on sustenance from perspectives of both giver and receiver.” —Library Journal “Walker’s sage, compassionate memoir is meant to be savored and contemplated.” —Kirkus Reviews

Outlawed

Outlawed
Author: Anna North
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781635575439
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Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK A BELLETRIST BOOK CLUB PICK "A masterpiece." - R.O. Kwon The Crucible meets True Grit in this riveting adventure story of a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West. In the year of our Lord 1894, I became an outlaw. The day of her wedding, 17 year old Ada's life looks good; she loves her husband, and she loves working as an apprentice to her mother, a respected midwife. But after a year of marriage and no pregnancy, in a town where barren women are routinely hanged as witches, her survival depends on leaving behind everything she knows. She joins up with the notorious Hole in the Wall Gang, a band of outlaws led by a preacher-turned-robber known to all as the Kid. Charismatic, grandiose, and mercurial, the Kid is determined to create a safe haven for outcast women. But to make this dream a reality, the Gang hatches a treacherous plan that may get them all killed. And Ada must decide whether she's willing to risk her life for the possibility of a new kind of future for them all. Featuring an irresistibly no-nonsense, courageous, and determined heroine, Outlawed dusts off the myth of the old West and reignites the glimmering promise of the frontier with an entirely new set of feminist stakes. Anna North has crafted a pulse-racing, page-turning saga about the search for hope in the wake of death, and for truth in a climate of small-mindedness and fear.

The House With Chicken Legs

The House With Chicken Legs
Author: Sophie Anderson
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781338209983
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Release: 2018-09-25
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An extraordinary retelling of the Baba Yaga myth, this debut novel will wrap itself around your heart and never let go.

The Chicken of the Family

The Chicken of the Family
Author: Mary Amato,Delphine Durand
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0399241965
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Release: 2008
Editor: Putnam Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When her older sisters tease her into believing that she is actually a chicken, Henrietta runs off to a farm to be among her own kind.

When We Were Sisters

When We Were Sisters
Author: Emilie Richards
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781459293946
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Release: 2016-05-31
Editor: MIRA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Richards's ability to portray compelling characters who grapple with challenging family issues is laudable, and this well-crafted tale should score well with fans of Luanne Rice and Kristin Hannah." —Publishers Weekly on Fox River, starred review From USA TODAY bestselling author Emilie Richards comes an emotional story about love, loyalty and the deep bonds of sisterhood. Love and loyalty made them sisters. Secrets could still destroy them. As children in foster care, Cecilia and Robin vowed they would be the sisters each had never had. Now superstar singer-songwriter Cecilia lives life on the edge, but when Robin is nearly killed in an accident, Cecilia drops everything to be with her. Robin set aside her career as a successful photojournalist to create the loving family she always yearned for. But gazing through a wide-angle lens at both past and future, she sees that her marriage is disintegrating. Her attorney husband is rarely home. She and the children need Kris's love and attention, but does Kris need them? When Cecilia asks Robin to be the still photographer for a documentary on foster care, Robin agrees, even though Kris will be forced to take charge for the months she's away. She gambles that he'll prove to them both that their children—and their marriage—are a priority in his life. Cecilia herself needs more than time with her sister. A lifetime of lies has finally caught up with her. She wants a chance to tell the real story of their childhood and free herself from the nightmares that still haunt her. As the documentary unfolds, memories will be tested and the meaning of family redefined, but the love two young girls forged into bonds of sisterhood will help them move forward as the women they were always meant to be.

True Story

True Story
Author: Kate Reed Petty
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781984877697
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Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A gripping, ripped-from-headlines tale.” —People “Spellbinding.” —Megan Abbott, The New York Times Book Review Tracing the fifteen-year fallout of a toxic high school rumor, a riveting, astonishingly original debut novel about the power of stories—and who gets to tell them 2015. A gifted and reclusive ghostwriter, Alice Lovett makes a living helping other people tell their stories. But she is haunted by the one story she can't tell: the story of, as she puts it, "the things that happened while I was asleep." 1999. Nick Brothers and his lacrosse teammates return for their senior year at their wealthy Maryland high school as the reigning state champions. They're on top of the world—until two of his friends drive a passed-out girl home from of the team's "legendary" parties, and a rumor about what happened in the backseat spreads through the town like wildfire. The boys deny the allegations, and, eventually, the town moves on. But not everyone can. Nick descends into alcoholism, and Alice builds a life in fits and starts, underestimating herself and placing her trust in the wrong people. When she finally gets the opportunity to confront the past she can't remember—but which has nevertheless shaped her life—will she take it? An inventive and breathtaking exploration of a woman finding her voice in the wake of trauma, True Story is part psychological thriller, part fever dream, and part timely comment on sexual assault, power, and the very nature of truth. Ingeniously constructed and full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the final pages, it marks the debut of a singular and daring new voice in fiction.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrating Brothers and Sisters

Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrating Brothers and Sisters
Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781453274927
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Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There is no other family relationship quite like it! Rivalry, competition, camaraderie, love, and support—all are found in the bond between brothers and sisters. Reflecting on the nuances of this special connection, Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrating Brothers and Sisters is filled with heartfelt stories that honor this unique relationship. Chuckle as you recollect childhood squabbles and occasional teamwork between you and your sibling. Relive the struggles and frustrations you went through while growing up with someone you found difficult to understand. Reflect on the poignant details of the sometimes painful path toward reconciliation in adulthood. This remarkable collection illustrates the ups and downs of life with that special family member, your brother or your sister. Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrating Brothers and Sisters honors the strength of this family bond. These heartwarming tales of brothers and sisters illustrate the constant redefinition of their relationships and friendships throughout the years. Filled with humorous, thoughtful, and heartfelt memories and experiences, this extraordinary book celebrates the power and strength of having a friend in the family who will be there for you throughout your life.

Brave Girl Quiet Girl

Brave Girl  Quiet Girl
Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
Pages: 500
ISBN: 1643588079
Available:
Release: 2021-02
Editor: Center Point
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Brooke is a divorced single mom, financially strapped, living with her mother, and holding tight to the one thing that matters most: her two-year-old daughter, Etta. Then, in a matter of seconds, Brooke's life is shattered when she's carjacked. Helpless and terrified, all Brooke can do is watch as Etta, still strapped in her seat, disappears into the Los Angeles night.

A Saint from Texas

A Saint from Texas
Author: Edmund White
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781526644534
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Release: 2021-05-13
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From legendary writer Edmund White, a bold and sweeping new novel that traces the extraordinary fates of twin sisters, one destined for Parisian nobility and the other for Catholic sainthood Yvette and Yvonne Crawford are twin sisters, born on a humble patch of East Texas prairie but bound for far grander fates. Just as an untold fortune of oil lies beneath their daddy's land, both girls harbour their own secrets and dreams –ones that will carry them far from Texas and from each other. As the decades unfold, Yvonne will ascend the highest ranks of Parisian society as Yvette gives herself to a lifetime of worship and service in the streets of Jericó, Colombia. And yet, even as they remake themselves in their radically different lives, the twins find that the bonds of family and the past are unbreakable. Spanning the 1950s to the recent past, Edmund White's marvellous novel serves up an immensely pleasurable epic of two Texas women as their lives traverse varied worlds: the swaggering opulence of the Dallas nouveau riche, the airless pretention of the Paris gratin and the strict piety of a Colombian convent.

Froodle

Froodle
Author: Antoinette Portis
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781466869493
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Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Roaring Brook Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a normal neighborhood, on a typical day, the birds chirp, the dogs bark and the cats meow. When Little Brown Bird decides she doesn't want to sing the same old song, out comes a new tune that shakes up the neighborhood and changes things forever in this funny, innovative book that kids will love to read outloud. A Neal Porter Book