Die Frau des Teehändlers

Roman
Author: Dinah Jefferies
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732513092
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Eine emotionale Familiengeschichte voller Geheimnisse vor der exotischen Kulisse Sri Lankas Sri Lanka in den 1920er Jahren. Die junge Engländerin Gwen Hooper trifft mit ihrem frisch angetrauten Ehemann Laurence in der familieneigenen Teeplantage ein. Dort bezieht das Paar eine traumhafte Villa, und Gwen fühlt sich wie im Paradies. Doch warum verhält sich ihr eigentlich sehr liebevoller Ehemann bisweilen so seltsam? Und warum macht er ein Geheimnis um seine verstorbene erste Ehefrau? Als Gwen schließlich Zwillinge zur Welt bringt, wird sie mit einer entsetzlichen Wahrheit konfrontiert, die sie zu zerstören droht ... Eine fesselnde Geschichte um die Selbstfindung einer jungen Frau, um Schuld, Verrat und wohlgehütete Geheimnisse Platz 1 der Sunday Times Bestsellerliste

Leaving Before the Rains Come


Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473521033
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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The sequel to the bestselling Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight Born in England and uprooted to southern Africa as a toddler by her parents, Alexandra Fuller experienced a unique upbringing – both coloured with tragedy and joy – against the backdrop of the Rhodesian wars. Following her marriage to American Charlie Ross, she leaves Africa for Wyoming in the United States. This sequel to the bestselling Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight vividly captures the highs, lows and ultimate dissolution of Fuller’s twenty-year marriage and her unbreakable tie to her African past as she searches for explanations for the present and answers for the future. Interlaced with stories from her childhood in Africa, Fuller paints a brilliant picture of an expatriate’s love for her homeland, a daughter’s acceptance of her father and the moving journey of her marriage and divorce. Poignant, candid and wistfully humorous, Leaving Before the Rains Come will resonate with anyone who has ever fallen out of love – with a person, idea or a place – and into self-acceptance and the belief that only we can save ourselves. ‘Remarkable, beautifully written and fantastically entertaining... a compulsive read’ Observer

The Winds that Blow Before the Rains


Author: Michael Anthony
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1780887159
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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An African freedom fighter, a Special Forces soldier and the woman who loved them both. It is the summer of 1972 and Zimbabwe is at war. Amid the violence, Sengamo is framed for the rape of a white girl. He is forced to flee his village kraal for the killing fields of Mozambique, where an enemy soldier spares his life in a chance encounter that has far reaching consequences. Isabella lives a quiet life, alone on a remote farm in the hills of Nyanga. But her peaceful world is threatened when Mugabe's henchmen set up camp in the valley, waiting for their chance to strike and reclaim the land. Despite the danger, she refuses to abandon the home she loves and the ghosts that inhabit it. One day a stranger arrives at the farm. It is the start of a love affair that will change Isabella s world forever and bring Sengamo closer to his destiny. Out of the brutality of Zimbabwe emerges a hauntingly beautiful love story; an unforgettable tale of a tragic country, where extraordinary allegiances triumph over segregation.

Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis


Author: Instaread
Publisher: Instaread Summaries
ISBN: N.A
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: N.A
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PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style Preview of this Instaread: Leaving Before the Rains Come is the third memoir in a series written by Alexandra Fuller. In this book, Fuller searches for herself as her life falls apart around her. Fuller’s journey of self-discovery began in March 2010 when she learned from her sister, Vanessa, who lived in South Africa, that their father, Tim, had fallen ill and might die. Fuller could not get to Africa quickly from Wyoming, where she had moved with her American husband and was raising their three children. Amazing everyone, Tim rallied to celebrate his seventieth birthday. Fuller bitterly wished she could have been there with her loving, but chaotic, family. Her parents spent their married life moving around Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, trying to farm but mostly having one alcohol-fueled escapade after another. Fuller did not confide her feelings to her husband, Charlie. She felt that he would want to rush to the rescue…

Before the Rains


Author: Dinah Jefferies
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241978823
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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A romantic, heart-wrenching tale of love against the odds from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author 1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband's death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza's only companion has been her camera. When the British Government send her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she's determined to make a name for herself. But when Eliza arrives at the palace she meets Jay, the Prince's handsome, brooding brother. While Eliza awakens Jay to the poverty of his people, he awakens her to the injustices of British rule. Soon Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think. But their families - and society - think otherwise. Eventually they will have to make a choice between doing what's expected, or following their hearts. . .

Die Tochter des Seidenhändlers

Roman
Author: Dinah Jefferies
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732540782
Category: Fiction
Page: 413
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Eine Frau zwischen zwei Kulturen, eine Liebe gegen alle Widerstände Vietnam, 1950. Die junge Nicole stand von jeher im Schatten ihrer schönen Schwester Sylvie. Als Tochter eines französischen Seidenhändlers und einer Vietnamesin soll sie nun in Hanoi ein Stoffgeschäft übernehmen. Bald kommt Nicole mit Einheimischen in Berührung, die sich gegen die französische Fremdherrschaft auflehnen. Dabei entdeckt sie voller Schrecken, dass ihr Vater in dunkle Machenschaften verwickelt ist. Als sie sich in den charismatischen Mark verliebt, gerät ihre Welt abermals ins Wanken. Denn Mark scheint auch für ihre Schwester Gefühle zu hegen. Auf der Suche nach ihrem Platz in einer Welt, in der nichts ist, wie es scheint, fasst Nicole einen kühnen Plan ... Farbgewaltige Exotik des Vietnam der 1950er Jahre - Mit "Die Tochter des Seidenhändlers" ist Dinah Jefferies eine mitreißende Geschichte um die Selbstfindung einer Frau, die Rivalität unter Schwestern und eine unmöglich scheinende Liebe gelungen.

Unter afrikanischer Sonne

meine Kindheit in Simbabwe
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442309733
Category:
Page: 317
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Creating Rain Gardens

Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-Efficient Garden
Author: Apryl Uncapher,Cleo Woelfle-Erskine
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604693975
Category: Gardening
Page: 208
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Homeowners spend hundreds of dollars watering their yard, but there is an easy way to save money and resources—rain gardening. But what is it? As simple as collecting rain to reuse in front and backyards. Creating Rain Gardens is a comprehensive book for the DIY-er, covering everything from rain barrels to simple living roofs, permeable patios, and other low-tech affordable ways to save water in the garden. Water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk homeowners through the process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds—the building blocks of rain-catching gardens. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, Creating Rain Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to create a beautiful rain garden at home.

Der Regen, bevor er fällt


Author: Jonathan Coe
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641025184
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Von Müttern und Töchtern, Lügen und Geheimnissen Eine Handvoll Fotos und ein Stapel selbst besprochener Tonbänder, das ist Rosamonds Vermächtnis an Imogen, die blinde Enkelin ihrer Cousine Beatrix. Auf den Bändern erzählt Rosamond die Familiengeschichte und findet nach und nach Worte für jenes Unglück, das zu Imogens Erblindung führte. – Ein bewegender Roman über drei Generationen von Frauen und über das verzweifelte Streben nach Liebe und dem Lebensglück. »Ich möchte dir, Imogen, einen Begriff von deiner Geschichte vermitteln. Du sollst ein Gefühl dafür bekommen, wo du herkommst und welches die Triebkräfte waren, die dich hervorgebracht haben.« So beginnen die Aufzeichnungen, die Rosamond hinterlassen hat. Anhand von zwanzig Fotografien erinnert sie sich an die tragische Geschichte ihrer Familie. In deren Zentrum steht Imogens Großmutter Beatrix, die unter der fehlenden Liebe ihrer Mutter litt und deshalb früh von zu Hause flüchtete; die die selbst erlebte Gefühlskälte an ihre Tochter weitergab und so den Weg zu dem schrecklichen Unglück ebnete, das Imogen für immer das Augenlicht nahm. Ein bewegender Familienroman über drei Generationen von Frauen und deren Sehnsucht nach Liebe – und die poetische Erkundung eines fatalen Vermächtnisses. Jonathan Coe gelingt es, in diesem dichten Roman emotional fesselnde Figuren zu entwickeln und ein sensibles Bild von der besonderen Dynamik der Mutter-Tochter-Beziehung zu zeichnen. Die Geschichte des blinden Mädchens Imogen, die Schilderungen der Momente intensiven Glücks zwischen Rosamond und Beatrix und die Aufdeckung der zerstörerischen Macht eines dunklen Familiengeheimnisses wird kein Leser je wieder vergessen.

Singin' in the Rain

Kulturgeschichte eines Hollywood-Musical-Klassikers
Author: Joachim Brügge,Nils Grosch
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830980094
Category: Music
Page: 168
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Das Hollywoodmusical 'Singin' in the Rain', das Anfang der 1950er-Jahre von Betty Comden, Adolph Green und Roger Edens im Auftrag von Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) konzipiert und 1952 unter der Regie von Stanley Donen und Gene Kelly, mit Kelly in der Hauptrolle produziert wurde, gilt heute als Klassiker, ja als einer der künstlerisch und kommerziell erfolgreichsten und paradigmatischen Vertreter seines Genres. Das Musical basiert auf musikalischem Material, das zum großen Teil - genauso wie der durchschlagende Titelsong - bereits eine Vorgeschichte sowohl auf im Film als auch in anderen medialen Formen der populären Kultur besaß. In der Bühnenversion, welche 1983 am Londoner West End ihre Erstproduktion hatte, erlebt 'Singin' in the Rain' eine bis heute rege Aufführungs- und Rezeptionsgeschichte. Das intermediale Miteinander von Songs, Kinofilm und Bühnenwerk macht 'Singin' in the Rain' mit seinen verschiedenen Werkkomplexen zu einem Schlüsselthema für eine interdisziplinäre Betrachtung des Musicals der Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts.

Before the Big Rains


Author: O. H. Kopole
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781524676308
Category: Fiction
Page: 206
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The twins' destiny was decided by an age-old tradition long before they were born, but it was somehow altered through the application of wisdom and intellect by human intervention. The abnormal in society was normalised by custodians of tradition and the rule of customary law, councillors, and respected village elders vested with authority and the power to decide and act. Giving the twins a lifeline and letting them live when they should have been killed without any second thought about who their father is amounted to nepotism and infringed on the right of the one whose destiny was decided in an unorthodox way. This was an unforgivable violation of an ancestral practice, a grave transgression with dire consequences which pitted brother against brother, paving a path of dark hatred, witchcraft, and ultimately, murder in the guise of darkness with no witnesses. With the chief's wife barren, leaving the clan without a leader, the throne without an heir was apparent and the inheritance shone brighter and larger in the direction of the perpetrator. If Makgabeng was destined to be in Sera's hands, then the gods had surely erred in their judgement. How could they have sacrificed Paramount Chief Thaga at the altar of conspiracy, greed, and corruption? Would Lefa live to see the day and his rightful throne?

The Rapture Question Answered

Plain and Simple
Author: Robert Van Kampen
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441234888
Category: Religion
Page: 214
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Answers the question surrounding the Rapture of the church at Christ's second coming and the timing of the end time events, as clearly taught in Scripture.

Dead End Poverty


Author: Roland Charley
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1491884673
Category: Fiction
Page: 358
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It is 1973 in the tiny village of Simbaru in eastern Sierra Leone. Yandi and Mila are not content with village life because the extreme poverty they experience is terrible. They are determined to avoid the ancient custom of polygamy and the grueling subsistence farming. They refuse to waddle in grim poverty like their parents and ancestors before them. With no formal education, they take their fate into their own hands. They escape the village to try their luck in the rich diamond fields of Kono. Will Yandi and Mila realise their dreams, or will the new life they encounter and embrace in Kono engulf them?

Prisoner #12973 Thoughts and Reflections from Prison ~autofilled~


Author: George Martorano
Publisher: Creative Writing Foundation
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Weit übers Meer

Roman
Author: Dörthe Binkert
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 342341099X
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Zeit für Gefühle Antwerpen, am Abend des 23. Juli 1904. Eine Frau von nicht einmal dreißig Jahren geht - nur mit einem langen weißen Abendkleid und ein paar Diamant-Ohrringen bekleidet - an Bord eines Überseedampfers. Sie hat kein Gepäck, keinen Pass, kein Geld und keine Papiere. Am nächten Morgen meldet sie sich als Blinde Passagierin beim Kapitän. Wer ist diese Frau? Welches Geheimnis verbirgt sie? Neun Tage ist das Schiff unterwegs nach New York, und in dieser Zeit entfaltet sich unter den Passagieren der Ersten Klasse ein subtiles Drama, vom dem am Ende keiner ganz unberührt bleibt ...

Die Geschichte des Regens

Roman
Author: Niall Williams
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641173620
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Ein Buch wie irisches Wetter, plötzlich breitet sich die Sonne wie Glück über dem frischen Grün aus Die neunzehnjährige Ruth leidet an Leukämie und darf ihr Bett nicht verlassen. So liegt sie in ihrem Zimmer hoch über dem Fluss Shannon, während der irische Regen unablässig auf das Dach prasselt, und liest sich durch die dreitausendneunhundertfünfundachtzig Bücher, die ihr Vater Virgil Swain ihr hinterlassen hat. Inspiriert von der Lektüre und ihrer eigenen überbordenden Fantasie lässt sie vor den Augen des Lesers ihre Ahnen aufmarschieren: Urgroßvater Absalom Swain, den Reverend, Großvater Abraham, der beim Stabhochsprung das Fliegen lernte, und schließlich ihre Eltern Virgil und Mary, die sich vornahmen, die unfruchtbarsten vierzehn Morgen Erde, die Westirland zu bieten hat, urbar zu machen. Eine vielschichtige, tragische, oft aber auch sehr amüsante Familiengeschichte aus Irland, voller Pointen und Anekdoten und berührender Gedanken über das Leben und die Literatur. Ein Roman, in dem die Worte selbst zu einem Fluss werden, der den Leser davonträgt.

Before Their Time

A Memoir
Author: Robert Kotlowitz
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307773876
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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in this memoir of his experiences as a teenage infantryman in the US Third Army during World War II, Kotlowitz brings to life the harrowing story of the massacre of his platoon in northeastern France, in which he--by playing dead--was the only one to survive. 208 pp. 15,000 print. From the Hardcover edition.

The Lady and the Unicorn

A Virago Modern Classic
Author: Rumer Godden
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405513195
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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In a crumbling Calcutta mansion, with faded frescos and a jasmine-covered garden, the Lemarchant family live, clinging to the fringes of respectability: neither Indian nor English, they are accepted by no one and exploited by all. After only a day in India, Stephen Bright meets Rosa Lemarchant. In an ill-fitting dress once belonging to her sister, she is awkward and shy, and couldn't be more different from the stories he has heard of fast 'Eurasian' girls. Ignorant of Calcutta's strict codes of conformity, he falls in love with Rosa and becomes enchanted by the building in which she lives, determined to uncover its secrets. Mystery pervades this story of a memory-haunted house in old Calcutta, as secret as a sundial in a ruined garden.

It No Longer Rains Like Before


Author: Ibohal Kshetrimayum
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
ISBN: 1482836505
Category: Poetry
Page: 96
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Ibohal Kshetrimayums poems do not lend themselves to the stereotypical clichs often deployed by the regular critics and anthologists in their discussions of the poetry of Northeast India. In fact, the stereotype is an illusion as much as the Northeast itself which is an amorphous, vaguely defined, construct of the mainstream imagination. Northeast India, as anyone who has been there or has even looked closely at its culture and literature will testify, is itself as diverse as India with its many languages, cultures and subcultures, belief systems, forms of worship, oral traditions and genres of written literature. Just as we need a comparative paradigm, and not a composite one, to understand the literatures of India, we will need a critical strategy that looks both at the shared and the specific aspects of the literature of the Northeast-which is no more than a convenient umbrella term, more geopolitical than aesthetic-to discuss its literary corpus. from the Foreword Born in Imphal, Manipur, Ibohal Kshetrimayum lives in Shillong, Meghalaya, and waits for poems to come to him. He never forces a poem out of himself. He believes in the passivity of a poet, who receives every poem as a gift from his muse. He neither claims ownership of his poems nor ascribes what is received to his virtues. He therefore, humbles himself to his daimonion, while justifying participation of past, present and future of his love, land, and life in his poetry. At the same time suffers trying to escape into a realm of pure poetry, while living amidst horrifying situations haunting his people-a reality he faces every moment of his life with the memory of what he has lost. He is now approaching the horizon thinking- This autumn Why getting older is like A bird into clouds -Matsuo Basho Cover Design: Leipaklei

Das Leuchten des Fieberbaums


Author: Jennifer McVeigh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783548284101
Category:
Page: 493
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