Author: Anita Loos, Colette
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
"Gigi has been brought up by her Grandmama and Aunt Alicia, an old-school courtesan, to be a stylish coquette and set her sights on a rich man. When Gaston visits, he brings her candy and lets her cheat at cards, captivated by her girlish ways. Now 16, Gigi is ripe to put away childish things and prepare to become Gaston's mistress. The clever girl has other plans...--Cover.
Gigi, Do You Love Me?
Author: Georgann French
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Ava Grace is a little girl with a very important question. Join her as she spends a fun and adventure-filled day with her Gigi, making memories and searching for her answer. Amidst baking cookies, enjoying a snowy day, reading a fairy tale, and more, Ava Grace will soon discover just how much her Gigi loves her!
The Where We Grow Series is designed to introduce culture and foster kindness as a way of life. This series opens with three girls from three different cultures: The Story of Gigi from France, The Story of Gabriella from Mexico, The Story of Zara from Iran. Each is meant to inspire children to explore people from cultures different than their own, and to approach that learning with an openness, acceptance, and curiosity.The Story of Gigi is the story of a little girl from France. She loves much of what France is well-known for: perfume, fashion, the game of boule, eclairs. Most of all, she adores macarons. Filled with watercolor images of Gigi with her favorite things, french art and architecture, The Story of Gigi is ultimately a story of building bridges between cultures. When Gigi's family moves away from France, Gigi is filled with emotional trepidation. As do many children faced with entering a new school, learning a new language, and navigating a different culture, Gigi finds a unique and surprising way to make friends, and flourish in new country.
Oui Oui Gigi!
Author: Jeff Minich
After getting lost in Paris, Chomper and Coco are spotted by the local dog catcher and suddenly find themselves on the run. Then they meet Gigi, a French Nuggie who offers to help them get home. Along the way they dress up in Parisian fashion, learn to speak French, and discover the sights around Paris. Will the Nuggies find their way home? Or will they stay lost in Paris? Find out in Nuggies Vol.4 'Oui Oui, Gigi '
Publisher: Courier Corporation
A vivid portrait of Parisian music hall life, this 1910 novel reflects the adventures of the author of Gigi as a dancer as well as her struggles balancing respectability and freedom.
The Accidental Alchemist
Author: Gigi Pandian
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
From USA Today bestselling author Gigi Pandian comes a modern tale of ancient intrigue Unpacking her belongings in her new hometown of Portland, Oregon, herbalist and reformed alchemist Zoe Faust can’t help but notice she’s picked up a stowaway. Dorian Robert-Houdin is a living, breathing three-and-half-foot gargoyle—not to mention a master of French cuisine—and he needs Zoe’s expertise to decipher a centuries-old text. Zoe, who’s trying to put her old life behind her, isn’t so sure she wants to reopen her alchemical past . . . until the dead man on her porch leaves her no choice. Includes recipes! Praise: A 2016 Lefty Award winner for Best LCC Regional Mystery “This reviewer is eagerly anticipating more from this series, and a return of a cast more fun than an episode of Portlandia.”—RT BOOK REVIEWS 1/2 “Pandian . . . launches a supernatural cozy series that hits high marks for a modern twist on an ancient practice. Amusing supporting characters and historical details solidify this engaging mystery.”—LIBRARY JOURNAL "[A] lighthearted supernatural mystery . . . Pandian sets this series apart from other fluffy paranormal mysteries with Zoe's cute nonhuman sidekick and some mouthwatering vegan recipes."—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "A whimsical and charming supernatural mystery."—MYSTERY SCENE “What really makes this book stand out, however, is the originality . . . Pandian has managed to create an eccentric and charming cast of characters readers are going to want to spend more time with.”—RT BOOK REVIEWS ONLINE "The Accidental Alchemist is a recipe for a great read. Gigi Pandian’s pen never disappoints."—JULIET BLACKWELL, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE WITCHCRAFT MYSTERY SERIES “Mysterious, captivating, and infused with the rich history of the Northwest . . . fantastic.”—PORTLAND BOOK REVIEW "A magical, whimsical cozy that will delight readers who enjoy Juliet Blackwell and Heather Weber mysteries!" —AVERY AAMES, AKA DARYL WOOD GERBER, AUTHOR OF THE CHEESE SHOP MYSTERIES "Zoe and Dorian are my new favorite amateur-sleuth duo!" —VICTORIA LAURIE, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR "Readers won't want to put this book down."—Vegetarian Journal
"Gigi" is the story of a young girl being raised in a household more concerned with success and money than with the desires of the heart. But Gigi is uninterested in the dishonest society life she observes all around her and remains exasperatingly Gigi ... "Julie de Carneilhan," focuses on a contest of wills between Julie, an elegant woman of forty, and her ex-husband. "Chance Acquaintances," a novella, involves an invalid wife, her philandering husband, and a music-hall dancer whose odd meeting at a French spa affects and indelibly marks each one of their lives.-Back cover.
Colette, prodded by her first husband, Willy, began her writing career with Claudine at School, which catapulted the young author into instant, sensational success. Among the most autobiographical of Colette's works, these four novels are dominated by the child-woman Claudine, whose strength, humor, and zest for living make her seem almost a symbol for the life force. Janet Flanner described these books as "amazing writing on the almost girlish search for the absolute of happiness in physical love . . . recorded by a literary brain always wide awake on the pillow."
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Superb story of a love affair between Lea, a still-beautiful 49-year-old ex-courtesan, and Cheri, a handsome but selfish young man 30 years her junior, is widely considered the author's best work.
Author: Kim R. Holston
"This work examines a film distribution system paralleling the rise of early features and persisting until 1972. The focus is on roadshows released in the United States but an appendix identifies international roadshows and films forecast but not released as roadshows. Included are plots, contemporary critical reaction, premiere date, production background, and methods of promotion--i.e., the ballyhoo"--
English with an Accent
Author: Rosina Lippi-Green
Publisher: Psychology Press
In this bestselling textbook, Rosina Lippi-Green scrutinizes American attitudes towards language. Using examples drawn from a variety of contexts: the classroom, the court, the media and corporate culture, she exposes the way in which discrimination based on accent functions to support and perpetuate social structures and unequal power relations. English with an Accent: focuses on language variation linked to geography and social identity looks at how the media and the entertainment industry work to promote linguistic stereotyping examines how employers discriminate on the basis of accent reveals how the judicial system protects the status quo and reinforces language subordination This fascinating and highly readable book forces us to acknowledge the ways in which language is used to discriminate.
What happens when an evil queen gets her hands on an ancient force of destruction? World domination, obviously. The seven kingdoms of Dreamside need a legendary hero. Instead, they'll have to settle for Cucumber, a nerdy magician who just wants to go to school. As destiny would have it, he and his way more heroic sister, Almond, must now seek the Dream Sword, the only weapon powerful enough to defeat Queen Cordelia’s Nightmare Knight. Can these bunny siblings really save the world in its darkest hour? Sure, why not? Adapted from the popular webcomic series, Cucumber Quest, The Doughnut Kingdom is the first graphic novel of a clever, adorable, and hilarious four-volume heroic adventure that is sure to make you hungry for sweets and action.
Set in pre-war Paris, Julie de Carneilhan tells of the complex relationship between proud but impoverished Julie and her former husband, the Comte d'Espivant, who has remarried a wealth widow. Julie de Carneilhan was the last full-length novel Colette was to write as was 'as close a reckoning with the elements of her second marriage as she ever allowed herself.'In Chance Acquaintances Colette visits a health resort accompanied only by her cat. While there, she befriends the handsome Gerard Haume and his invalid wife Antoinette, and is unwittingly caught up in the mysterious and disturbing events which befall them.Varying widely in mood and treatment, these two short novels demonstrate the versatility and sensitivity of Colette's writing
Deciphering an ancient alchemy book is more difficult than Zoe Faust bargained for. She’d much rather be gardening and exploring her new hometown of Portland, Oregon—but time is running out for living gargoyle Dorian Robert-Houdin. If Zoe isn’t able to unlock an unusual alchemy book’s secrets soon, the French gargoyle will remain awake but trapped in stone forever. When Zoe gives herself a rare night out to attend a classic magic show, she realizes the stage magicians are much more than they seem. A murder at the theater leads back to a string of unsolved robberies and murders in Portland’s past, and a mystery far more personal than Zoe and Dorian ever imagined. Praise: "People who enjoy character driven stories with mystery, magic, supernatural creatures, and historical intrigue will greatly enjoy this inventive, well-written tale."—Portland Book Review "A fine, whimsical, paranormal book . . . this plot certainly holds your attention."—Suspense Magazine "[The Masquerading Magician] is enjoyable and holds together quite nicely."—Reviewing the Evidence