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Red River Girl

River Girl
Author: Joanna Jolly
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349010978
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Longlisted for the Crime Writers' Association ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction A gripping account of the unsolved death of an Indigenous teenager, the detective determined to find her killer and a country's hidden secrets On 17 August 2014, the body of fifteen-year old Indigenous runaway Tina Fontaine was found weighted down in the Red River in the Canadian city of Winnipeg. The loss of Tina was a tragedy for her family and for the Indigenous community. But it also exposed a national scandal: Indigenous women are vastly more likely than other Canadians to be assaulted and killed. Over the past few decades, hundreds had been murdered - or simply gone missing. Many of these cases have never been solved. Tina's Fontaine's death caused an outcry across Canada. The police investigation and trial that followed sparked a widespread debate on the treatment of Indigenous women, while the movement protesting those missing and murdered became an international news story. In an astonishing feat of investigation, award-winning BBC reporter and documentary maker Joanna Jolly has reconstructed Tina's life, from her childhood on the Sagkeeng First Nation Reserve to her difficult teenage years. Red River Girl is the compelling story of the elaborate police investigation into Fontaine's death and the detective obsessed with bringing her killer to justice - and an exploration of the dark side of a country known for its tolerance and liberal values. It reveals how Indigenous women, sex workers, community leaders and activists are fighting back to protect themselves and change perceptions. Most importantly, Red River Girl is an unforgettable description of the search for justice.
The River Girl
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Tania Crosse
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-28 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Brought up on her uncle's lowly tenant farm among the mixed farming and mining community of the wild Tavy Valley on Dartmoor, young Elizabeth Thornton yearns to train in medicine. But for a woman in mid-Victorian England, her ambitions will be impossible to fulfil. Besides, her uncle has other plans for her. Even when she appears to have escaped his clutches, a vengeful obsession from another source brings the past back to haunt her. Even the man she comes to love holds a dark, terrible secret, and in a heart-stopping drama, each of them is forced to confront a personal terror. 'Passionate Victorian saga of love, deceit and intrigue . . . Tania's story is one to inspire' Western Morning News 'As well as being a thumping good read for a wet afternoon, this romantic novel feels like a living history' Dorset Echo 'This is an emotional and lively saga. Not just an absorbing read, but also an insight into what life was like in a bustling Victorian port' South Wales Argos 'Fans of historical dramas in the classic style will love this powerful novel' Peterborough Evening Telegraph
River Girls
Language: en
Pages: 146
Authors: Cecilia Kleinkauf
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
In this exciting book, Cecilia Pudge Kleinkauf uses the real-life experiences of four young women--Alyssa, Samantha, Alex, and Blair--to create an informative and engaging introduction to the sport of flyfishing for pre-teen and teenage girls. Every beginning flyfisher needs a teacher, and there's no better one for young women than Pudge Kleinkauf. She covers everything they'll need to know, from basic skills such as casting, wading, and knot tying, to using flyrods and reels and choosing flies. In addition to the basic skills, the book features information on manufacturers that make gear specifically for young people, a discussion of catch-and-release ethics, and stories from adult women anglers who began flyfishing as girls. It tells how to find nearby resources where girls can learn the sport and discover local waters where they might fish. Pudge understands the needs of young women and treats them with respect. She is the teacher anyone would want for his or her own child.
The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: Arnold Rampersad, Hilary Herbold
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
A definitive literary portrait of contrasting visions and styles covers the key issues important to the African-American experience, including poetry on slavery, the South; protest and resistance, music and religion, spirituality, sexuality and love, and the idea of Africa.
Remains of Life
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Wu He
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-11 - Publisher: Columbia University Press
On October 27, 1930, during a sports meet at Musha Elementary School on an aboriginal reservation in the mountains of Taiwan, a bloody uprising occurred unlike anything Japan had experienced in its colonial history. Before noon, the Atayal tribe had slain one hundred and thirty-four Japanese in a headhunting ritual. The Japanese responded with a militia of three thousand, heavy artillery, airplanes, and internationally banned poisonous gas, bringing the tribe to the brink of genocide. Nearly seventy years later, Chen Guocheng, a writer known as Wu He, or "Dancing Crane," investigated the Musha Incident to search for any survivors and their descendants. Remains of Life, a milestone of Chinese experimental literature, is a fictionalized account of the writer's experiences among the people who live their lives in the aftermath of this history. Written in a stream-of-consciousness style, it contains no paragraph breaks and only a handful of sentences. Shifting among observations about the people the author meets, philosophical musings, and fantastical leaps of imagination, Remains of Life is a powerful literary reckoning with one of the darkest chapters in Taiwan's colonial history.
White Boys and River Girls
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Paula K. Gover
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-11-19 - Publisher: Scribner
A collection of short stories about the experiences of Southern women includes "White Boys and River Girls," "My Naked Beauty," "Bastard Child," and "A Woman Like Me"
The Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society
Language: en
Authors: Paula K. Gover
Categories: Geography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1893 - Publisher:
Books about The Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society
Folk Songs of the Catskills
Language: en
Pages: 650
Authors: Norman Cazden, Herbert Haufrecht, Norman Studer
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1982-01-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press
Traditional songs from the Catskill area of New York State are accompanied by detailed discusssions of their roots, development, musical structure, and subject matter
Six Lives of Fankle the Cat
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: George Mackay Brown
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-18 - Publisher: Floris Books
When the shopkeeper gives Jenny a skinny, black kitten she has no idea who she has adopted. Fankle is no ordinary cat. The fiercely clever feline has lived six lives so far: lives of adventure, danger, fortune and poverty. He's stared down angry pirates, started a blood feud, won a war, advised an empress and leapt onto the moon. Fankle tells Jenny tales of his former lives -- with the king of pirates, in ancient Egypt and even with the Empress of China. So what is he doing living in a crofter's cottage in Orkney? This classic novel by George Mackay Brown is a rich and rewarding read for adults and children alike.
Alone in Silence
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Barbara E. Kelcy
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-09-21 - Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Kelcey details their struggles with the domestic realities of setting up a home or living in the hostile conditions imposed by the geography, as well as their need to adjust the way they worked. The rich sources left by Christian missionaries provide details of missionary women caught up in the zeal of their vocation but held within the confines of a paternal church. The letters and reports of the Grey Nuns who worked alongside the Oblate Fathers in the Mackenzie indicate the hardships imposed by their situation but also show how driven they were by their missionary purpose. Alone in Silence is the first book to address the anonymity of European women in the north. Kelcey draws from a diverse field of sources, making use of published and primary sources so scattered that there has been no previous sense of collective memories. By giving voice to this neglected group she offers a unique perspective on the vast literature on life in the north.
Chinese Memories
Language: en
Pages: 196
Authors: Jean Elizabeth Ward
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-02 - Publisher: Lulu.com
Chinese Memories is a collection of poems by Poet Laureate, Jean Elizabeth Ward. In alphabetical order for an easy read. Each and every poem is either an homage to or one inspired by reading a poem by a Chinese Poet from the High Tang Dynasty. She says, the difference is "My poems are not written in stone, they can be changed as time passes along."