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Results for Girls' schools Fiction.
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FIC WYN
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Descript.
340 pages ; 25 cm
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"A novel" -- Jacket.
"First published in 2021 in the United Kingdom by Quercus Books." -- Title page verso.
Summary
"A riveting, modern gothic debut with shades of The Secret History, The Stepford Wives, and a dash of Circe, set at a secretive all girls' boarding school perched on a craggy Scottish peninsula. For 150 years, high above rocky Scottish cliffs, Caldonbrae Hall has sat untouched, a beacon of excellence in an old ancestral castle. A boarding school for girls, it promises that the young women lucky enough to be admitted will emerge 'resilient and ready to serve society.' Into its illustrious midst steps Rose Christie: a 26-year-old Classics teacher, Caldonbrae's new head of the department, and the first hire for the school in over a decade. At first, Rose is overwhelmed to be invited into this institution, whose prestige is unrivaled. But she quickly discovers that behind the school's elitist veneer lies an impenetrable, starkly traditional culture that she struggles to reconcile with her modernist beliefs-not to mention her commitment to educating 'girls for the future.' It also doesn't take long for Rose to suspect that there's more to the secret circumstances surrounding the abrupt departure of her predecessor-a woman whose ghost lingers everywhere-than anyone is willing to let on. In her search for this mysterious former teacher, Rose instead uncovers the darkness that beats at the heart of Caldonbrae, forcing her to confront the true extent of the school's nefarious purpose, and her own role in perpetuating it. A darkly feminist tale pitched against a haunting backdrop, and populated by an electrifying cast of heroines, Madam will keep readers engrossed until the breathtaking conclusion"-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN/ISSN
9781250272041 (hardcover)
1250272041 (hardcover)
All girls / Emily Layden. Layden, Emily, 1989-
Call #
FIC LAY
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
311 pages ; 25 cm
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"A keenly perceptive coming-of-age novel for fans of Sally Rooney, Curtis Sittenfeld, and J. Courtney Sullivan, All Girls captures one year at a prestigious New England prep school, as nine young women navigate their ambitions, friendships, and fears against the backdrop of a scandal the administration wants silenced. But as the months unfold, and the school's efforts to control the ensuing crisis fall short, these extraordinary girls are forced to discover their voices, and their power. A tender and unflinching portrait of modern adolescence told through the shifting perspectives of an unforgettable cast of female students, All Girls explores what it means to grow up in a place that promises you the world--when the world still isn't yours for the taking"-- Provided by publisher.
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Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9781250270894 (hardcover)
1250270898 (hardcover)
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LT FIC ELL
Edition
Large print edition.
Descript.
647 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
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"The Goode School in Marchburg, Virginia, is a prestigious prep school, whose elite status, traditions, and honor code are ideal for preparing exceptional young women for brilliant futures. But a stranger has come to Goode, and what is growing at this ivy-league school has turned poisonous. No one questions the cruelties of the secret societies or the dubious behavior of the privileged students as long as they pretend to follow the rules. But when a popular student is found dead, the truth cannot be ignored. Rumors suggest that a secret that drove her to suicide. But look closely... because there are truths and there are lies, and then there is everything that really happened"--Page 4 of cover.
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ISBN/ISSN
9781432872335 (hardcover ; large print)
1432872338 (hardcover ; large print)
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