Four of a KindFour of a Kind
Valerie Frankel
Besides the fact that their kids all attend the same fashionable Brooklyn Heights private school, Bess, Robin, Carla, and Alicia have little in common. Thrown together on the tony school’s Diversity Committee, the women impulsively turn their awkward first meeting into a boisterous game of poker. Instead of betting with chips or pocket change, ho ...
Number of pages: 344 | Publication Date: 2012-02-07 | ISBN-13: 9780345525406

Scots, Sassenachs, and SpankingsScots, Sassenachs, and Spankings
Valerie Estelle Frankel
Gushing fans of Outlander name it the feminist Game of Thrones. Is it? More action-packed than a romance, this historical time travel narrative soon transforms into a war saga. Claire delights as the fierce, prickly World War II nurse who falls for Jamie, the sensitive Highlands outlaw. He offers more than a fling or even a timeless love, as he gui ...
Number of pages: 256 | Publication Date: 2015-05-13 | ISBN-13: 9780692449080

Outlander's SassenachsOutlander's Sassenachs
Valerie Estelle Frankel
A time travel epic featuring history and romance, Outlander--unlike most adventure series--is aimed at women audiences. The kilted male characters, the female narrator, the fantastic period costumes are atypical of male-gendered television. Both the show and the novels on which it is based address issues most series shy away from, like breast feedi ...
Number of pages: 172 | Publication Date: 2016-06-20 | ISBN-13: 9781476664248

Women in Game of ThronesWomen in Game of Thrones
Valerie Estelle Frankel
Game of Thrones, one of the hottest series on television, leaves hundreds of critics divided on how "feminist" the show really is. Certainly the female characters, strong and weak, embody a variety of archetypes--widow queens, warrior women, damsels in distress, career women, priestesses, crones, mothers and maidens. However, the problem is that mo ...
Number of pages: 216 | Publication Date: 2014-04-14 | ISBN-13: 9780786494163

Castle Loves FandomCastle Loves Fandom
Valerie Estelle Frankel
ABC's Castle, a show like no other, celebrates every aspect of fandom. Of course, Nathan Fillion has already rocked the fannish community with his many beloved roles. As a writer-hero, he eagerly plunges into hidden communities, from vampire and steampunk clubs to beauty pageants and dog shows. He wears a space suit, zombie makeup, laser tag gear, ...
Number of pages: 232 | Publication Date: 2015-09-29 | ISBN-13: 9780692544266

The Symbolism and Sources of OutlanderThe Symbolism and Sources of Outlander
Valerie Estelle Frankel
Outlander is much more than a television romance about a World War II nurse and a Jacobite soldier in a fetching kilt. The series--and the massive serial novel on which it is based--has been categorized as a period drama, adventure saga, military history and fantasy epic.Inspired by the Irish legends of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the prophecies of Brah ...
Number of pages: 220 | Publication Date: 2015-04-14 | ISBN-13: 9780786499526

Who Tells Your Story?Who Tells Your Story?
Valerie Estelle Frankel
Hamilton, the hip-hop rap musical, has revolutionized theater. It’s the story of an immigrant, “young, scrappy, and hungry,” who kicked off the Revolutionary War and built the central government of today. Within this book appears the musical’s backstory with many deeper insights. How do the Schuyler Sisters’ signature colors reveal their ...
Number of pages: 166 | Publication Date: 2016-12-15 | ISBN-13: 9781541115217

Adoring OutlanderAdoring Outlander
Valerie Estelle Frankel
What is behind Outlander fever--the hit television drama's popularity? Is it author Diana Gabaldon's teasing posts on social media? Is it the real history reimagined? The highly emotional melodrama? Or is it the take-charge heroine and the sweet hero in a kilt? One of the show's biggest draws is its multigenre appeal. Gabaldon--whose Outlander nov ...
Number of pages: 224 | Publication Date: 2016-02-03 | ISBN-13: 9781476664231

How Game of Thrones Will EndHow Game of Thrones Will End
Valerie Estelle Frankel
As many know, Game of Thrones takes its story from many influences: the War of the Roses, Catherine de Medici, Norse and Celtic myth as well as medieval ballads. Modern readers find parallels with politics, the corporate world, and conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. Will the story end like Lord of the Rings or completely invert it? How about King Ar ...
Number of pages: 252 | Publication Date: 2016-02-25 | ISBN-13: 9781523902231

Superheroines and the Epic JourneySuperheroines and the Epic Journey
by Valerie Estelle Frankel, Foreword by Trina Robbins
The heroine's journey echoes throughout ancient legend. Each young woman combats her dark side and emerges stronger. This quest is also a staple of American comic books. Wonder Woman with semi-divine powers gives us a new female-centered creation story. Batgirl, Batwoman and Black Widow discover their enemy is the dark mother or shadow twin, with t ...
Number of pages: 296 | Publication Date: 2017-03-17 | ISBN-13: 9781476668789

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