by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith, Girls Of Tender Age Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Girls Of Tender Age book, In Girls of Tender Age, Mary-Ann Tirone Smith fully articulates with great humor and tenderness the wild jubilance of an extended French-Italian family struggling to survive in a post-World War II housing project in Hartford, Connecticut. Smith seamlessly combines a memoir whose intimacy matches that of Angela's Ashes with the tale of a community plagued by a malevolent predator that holds the emotional and cultural resonance of The Lovely Bones. Smith's Hartford neighborhood is small-town America, where everyone’s door is unlocked and the school, church, library, drugstore, 5 & 10, grocery, and tavern are all within walking distance. Her family is peopled with memorable characters—her possibly psychic mother who's always on the verge of a nervous breakdown, her adoring father who makes sure she has something to eat in the morning beyond her usual gulp of Hershey’s syrup, her grandfather who teaches her to bash in the heads of the eels they catch on Long Island Sound, Uncle Guido who makes the annual bagna cauda, and the numerous aunts and cousins who parade through her life with love and food and endless stories of the old days. And then there’s her brother, Tyler. Smith's household was “different.” Little Mary-Ann couldn't have friends over because her older brother, Tyler, an autistic before anyone knew what that meant, was unable to bear noise of any kind. To him, the sound of crying, laughing, phones ringing, or toilets flushing was “a cloud of barbed needles” flying into his face. Subject to such an assault, he would substitute that pain with another: he'd try to chew his arm off. Tyler was Mary-Ann's real-life Boo Radley, albeit one whose bookshelves sagged under the weight of the World War II books he collected and read obsessively. Hanging over this rough-and-tumble American childhood is the sinister shadow of an approaching serial killer. The menacing Bob Malm lurks throughout this joyous and chaotic family portrait, and the havoc he unleashes when the paths of innocence and evil cross one early December evening in 1953 forever alters the landscape of Smith's childhood. Girls of Tender Age is one of those books that will forever change its readers because of its beauty and power and remarkable wit.
by Noyonika Goswami, Seeding Mind Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Seeding Mind book, Seeding Mind is a compilation of small poems capturing the thought process of a young girl from the age of six. Thoughts of a young mind have to be about general things they are exposed to in their day-to-day lives. Starting from natural elements like ‘Thunder’ to ‘Fear’ to the love of ‘Grandparents’ – her set of poems has it all. Some poems have also addressed the humane aspects of humanity which a child finds missing and is perplexed about the existence of the latter. Her heart speaks in apathy and does not know how to help. Noyonika also talks about her world which is made up of her parents and little sister without whom she is nothing. She starts with seeking blessings from God Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa and takes off thereon. Raw and innocent, Noyonika Goswami’s poems have a lovely chirp which leaves us with a yearning to know more about the language and minds of young kids.