Als Gott ein Kaninchen war

Roman
Author: Sarah Winman
Publisher: Limes Verlag
ISBN: 3641074088
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Welche Überraschungen hält das Leben wohl für Sie bereit? Als Gott ein Kaninchen war, war Elly Portman noch ein Kind. Behütet von ihrem großen Bruder Joe, befreundet mit einem seltsamen Mädchen namens Jenny. Die Welt war schön und voller Überraschungen, die Träume noch klein und für jeden zu erreichen, und Süßigkeiten kosteten nur einen Penny. Zusammen konnte man die Klippen des Lebens umschiffen, sich allen Widrigkeiten stellen. Zwanzig Jahre später sind Elly und Joe erwachsen und sich näher denn je. Bis das Schicksal Elly zu einer langen Reise zwingt, denn ihr geliebter großer Bruder braucht ihre Hilfe. Nun ist es an ihr, Joe zurück ins Leben zu holen und endlich ihr eigenes Glück zu finden.

The Novelist's Magazine


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A collection of separately paged novels.

The Book of Anne

One Woman Discovers 6,000,000 Parentless Children in the United States of America
Author: H. A. Thurston
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465330011
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 274
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Patrick, a young attorney, runs every day and gives up coffee. Mary, a school teacher loves her aerobics and fresh veggies. Yet they die in their thirties. What about their children? With love, faith, an Irish temper and humor, Anne, the grandmother, tells of her traumatic, yet hilarious journey through her daughters funeral, governmental red tape, the demise of the encyclopedia and the advent of the electronic world, a governmental error of $45,000 and its ultimate act of horror, the eighteenand-out Law. In retrospect she researches the abandonment of parentless children by the government to offer a womans commonsense solution.

The Critic

A Record of Literature, Art, Music, Science, and the Drama ...
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New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art


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Wie man die Zeit anhält

Roman
Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423433841
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Wenn Liebe die Zeit besiegt. Keiner lehrt Geschichte so lebendig wie er ‒ und das hat einen guten Grund: Tom Hazard, Geschichtslehrer und verschrobener Einzelgänger, sieht aus wie 40, ist aber in Wirklichkeit über 400 Jahre alt. Er hat die Elisabethanische Ära in England, die Expeditionen von Captain Cook in der Südsee, die Literaten und Jazzmusiker der Roaring Twenties in Paris erlebt und alle acht Jahre eine neue Identität angenommen. Eines war er über die Jahrhunderte hinweg immer: einsam. Denn die Nähe zu anderen Menschen wäre höchst gefährlich gewesen. Jetzt aber tritt Camille in sein Leben. Und damit verändert sich alles.

Hollywood Ass.


Author: Jonas Eriksson
Publisher: JONASWRITES
ISBN: 9995702223
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Page: 215
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Welcome to the backside of Hollywood, where the paparazzi watch your every move, where driveways look like highways and where money is everywhere, but common sense is scarce. This is the world of celebrity assistant Darryl and his employer, the chaotic, superstar actress whose life is rapidly spiralling out of control. His job description: satisfy her every whim. Her problem: her marriage is crumbling, her career is at a standstill and she has developed an unhealthy affection for alcoholic beverages. When she hits rock bottom after throwing up in front of the cameras at a prestigious red carpet event, it propels their lives into orbit and creates a love story where no one thought there could be one. Let the romantic comedy Hollywood Ass. take you into the backside of Hollywood, on a peculiar, but humorous tale of fame, friendship and love. Some comments about Hollywood Ass. ..Hola! Hola! Found the male Jackie Collins. With Jonas Eriksson's Hollywood Ass, you don't need to be reading any crap about Hollywood that isn't Hollywood. I was impressed. Highly. Language was fantastic. Humor was intact. Characters were breathtaking. And, Oh, Em, Geez- the facts. The facts were, uh, not fictional. - ChickLit Pad "This book really surprised me. I wasn't sure what to expect exactly, but I found it nearly impossible to put down at night. I felt like I was right there in the moment with Darryl." "It felt so real I wanted to meet these people and give them a hug!"

Das Ende von Eddy

Roman
Author: Édouard Louis
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 310403334X
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Ein Befreiungsschlag, ein Aufbruch in ein neues Leben – mit unglaublicher Sprachgewalt erzählt der junge französische Autor Édouard Louis die Geschichte einer geglückten Flucht aus einer unerträglichen Kindheit: inspiriert von seiner eigenen. ›Das Ende von Eddy‹ ist sein Debütroman, der zu einem großen Erfolg und einer der meistdiskutierten Veröffentlichungen des Jahres wurde.

The Search for Major Plagge,

The Nazi Who Saved Jews
Author: Michael Good
Publisher: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 0823224422
Category: History
Page: 288
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On April 11, 2005, in Jerusalem, Karl Plagge will be named a Righteous Amongthe Nationshero by the State of Israel. He joins Oskar Schindler and some380 other similarly honored Germans who protected and saved Jews duringthe Holocaust.Karl Plagge's story is of a unique kind of courage-that of a German army officerwho subverted the system of death to save the lives of some 250 Jews in Vilna,Lithuania. One of those he saved was Michael Good's mother.Haunted by his mother's stories of the mysterious officer who commanded herslave labor camp, Michael Good resolved to find out all he could about the enigmaticMajor Plagge.For five years, he wrote hundreds of letters and scoured theInternet to recover, in one hard-earned bit of evidence after another, informationabout the man whose moral choices saved hundreds of lives. This unforgettablebook is the first portrait of a modest man who simply refused to play by the rules.Interviewing camp survivors, opening German files untouched for more thanfifty years, and translating newly discovered letters, Good weaves an amazing tale.An engineer from Darmstadt, Plagge joined, and then left, the Nazi Party. In Vilna,in whose teeming ghetto tens of thousands of Jews faced extermination, he foundhimself in charge of a camp where military vehicles were repaired. Time aftertime, he saved Jews from prison, SS death squads, and the ghetto by issuingthem work permits as indispensablelaborers essential to the war effort.Karl Plagge never considered himself a hero, describing himself as a fellow travelerfor not doing more to fight the regime. He said that he saved Jews-and others-because I thought it was my duty.This book also reminds us of the many wayshuman beings can resist evil. There are always some people,Pearl Good said ofthe man who saved her life when he didn't have to, who decide that the horroris not to be.

The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, to which are Added His Miscellaneous Poems. (Life of William Shakspeare, by Mr. N. Rowe.).


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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The Trailsman #389

Outlaw Trackdown
Author: Jon Sharpe
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698139933
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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Fargo is on the trail of a treacherous teen... After Skye Fargo is tossed in the pokey for brawling in the town of Horse Creek, the last thing he expects is the marshal to ask for his help. The notorious Cotton gang—led by a fifteen-year-old terror—has robbed the bank, and they have to be stopped. But the Trailsman doesn’t know that the young killer has a very special reason for riding wild—revenge.

The Story About the Story


Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Tin House Books
ISBN: 1935639692
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 352
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The essays in The Story About the Story Vol. II chart a trajectory that digs deep into the past and aims toward a future in which literature can play a new and more profound role in how we think, read, live, and write. In the second volume of The Story About the Story, editor J. C. Hallman continues to argue for an alternative to the staid five-paragraph-essay writing that has inoculated so many against the effects of good books. Writers have long approached writing about reading from an intensely personal perspective, incorporating their pasts and their passions into their process of interpretation. Never before collected in a single volume, the many essays Hallman has compiled build on the idea of a "creative criticism," and offers new possibilities for how to write about reading. The Story About the Story Vol. II documents not only an identifiable trend in writing about books that can and should be emulated, it also offers lessons from a remarkable range of celebrated authors that amount to an invaluable course on both how to write and how to read well. Whether they discuss a staple of the canon (Thomas Mann on Leo Tolstoy), the merits of a contemporary (Vivian Gornick on Grace Paley), a pillar of genre-writing (Jane Tompkins on Louis L’Amour), or, arguably, the funniest man on the planet (David Shields on Bill Murray), these essays are by turns poignant, smart, suggestive, intellectual, humorous, sassy, scathing, laudatory, wistful, and hopeful—and above all deeply engaged in a process of careful reading. The essays in The Story About the Story Vol. II chart a trajectory that digs deep into the past and aims toward a future in which literature can play a new and more profound role in how we think, read, live, and write.

Letztes Lied einer vergangenen Welt

Erzählungen
Author: Anthony Marra
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518744771
Category: Fiction
Page: 380
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Keiner versteht es so wie Roman Markin, Menschen einfach verschwinden zu lassen. Wer im Leningrad der 1930er-Jahre staatlich liquidiert wird, dessen Foto landet auf dem Tisch des Retuscheurs. Nicht ein einziges Bild soll bezeugen, dass diese Person je existiert hat. Doch eines Tages will Roman nicht dem Vergessen dienen, sondern sich erinnern: an seinen Bruder – und bringt sich damit in große Gefahr ... Anthony Marra erzählt von Menschen zu ganz unterschiedlichen Zeiten: von der Primaballerina, die im Gulag Schwanensee tanzen muss; von ihrer Enkelin Galina, die sich an das Einzige klammert, was ihr von ihrer Jugendliebe bleibt: ein Gemälde des idyllischen Ortes, an dem er starb; von Kolya und seinem Bruder, die sich in der Trostlosigkeit einer sibirischen Bergbaustadt an den einzigen Traum klammern, der ihnen bleibt: die Weite des Weltalls, im Ohr die Nussknacker-Suite. Wie kann man Menschen erinnern? Und woran sich halten, wenn alles verloren ist? Anthony Marra schreibt von dort, wo nichts geblieben ist außer Ruinen und Erinnerungen. Von dem, was uns auseinanderreißt, und dem Kitt, der uns alle zusammenhält – der Hoffnung auf Erlösung. Geschichten von berückender Schönheit, die zusammen so episch und ergreifend sind wie ein Roman.

The Tin Woodman of Oz

American Literature
Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: VM eBooks
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 182
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Table of Contents Chapter One Woot the Wanderer Chapter Two The Heart of the Tin Woodman Chapter Three Roundabout Chapter Four The Loons of Loonville Chapter Five Mrs. Yoop, the Giantess Chapter Six The Magic of a Yookoohoo Chapter Seven The Lace Apron Chapter Eight The Menace of the Forest Chapter Nine The Quarrelsome Dragons Chapter Ten Tommy Kwikstep Chapter Eleven Jinjur's Ranch Chapter Twelve Ozma and Dorothy Chapter Thirteen The Restoration Chapter Fourteen The Green Monkey Chapter Fifteen The Man of Tin Chapter Sixteen Captain Fyter Chapter Seventeen The Workshop of Ku-Klip Chapter Eighteen The Tin Woodman Talks to Himself Chapter Nineteen The Invisible Country Chapter Twenty Over Night Chapter Twenty-One Polychrome's Magic Chapter Twenty-Two Nimmie Amee Chapter Twenty-Three Through the Tunnel Chapter Twenty-Four The Curtain Falls

The Big Book of Oz: Volume 2 - The Little Wizard Series


Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1847998747
Category:
Page: 544
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L. Frank Baum originally wrote 14 full length books set in 'Oz'. 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' being the first. Here we present the second in our 'Big Book of Oz' series containing Oz books 7 - 14. Classic tales still sure to delight all ages. Giant 8.5" x 11" book

Bring Out the Dog

Stories
Author: Will Mackin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812995651
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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“A near-miraculous, brilliant debut.”—George Saunders, Man Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo “In one exquisitely crafted story after the next, Will Mackin maps the surreal psychological terrain of soldiers in a perpetual war.”—Phil Klay, National Book Award–winning author of Redeployment The eleven stories in Will Mackin’s mesmerizing debut collection draw from his many deployments with a special operations task force in Iraq and Afghanistan. They began as notes he jotted on the inside of his forearm in grease pencil and, later, as bullet points on the torn-off flap of an MRE kit. Whenever possible he incorporated those notes into his journals. Years later, he used those journals to write this book. Together, the stories in Bring Out the Dog offer a remarkable portrait of the absurdity and poetry that define life in the most elite, clandestine circles of modern warfare. It is a world of intense bonds, ancient credos, and surprising compassion—of success, failure, and their elusive definitions. Moving between settings at home and abroad, in vivid language that reflects the wonder and discontent of war, Mackin draws the reader into a series of surreal, unsettling, and deeply human episodes: In “Crossing the River No Name,” a close call suggests that miracles do exist, even if they are in brutally short supply; in “Great Circle Route Westward Through Perpetual Night,” the death of the team’s beloved dog plunges them into a different kind of grief; in “Kattekoppen,” a man struggles to reconcile his commitments as a father and his commitments as a soldier; and in “Baker’s Strong Point,” a man whose job it is to pull things together struggles with a loss of control. Told without a trace of false bravado and with a keen, Barry Hannah–like sense of the absurd, Bring Out the Dog manages to capture the tragedy and heroism, the degradation and exultation, in the smallest details of war. Advance praise for Bring Out the Dog “Good stories that deal with war must deal with the extremes of war: heroic altruism and murderous selfishness, piercing beauty and disgusting ugliness. Mackin hits all the notes and all the notes sound true. These stories are right at the top with the best I’ve ever read.”—Karl Marlantes, New York Times bestselling author of Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

The Paranormal 13 (13 free books featuring witches, vampires, werewolves, mermaids, psychics, Loki, time travel and more!) (+1 Bonus!)

Boxed Set Including a 14th free novel!
Author: Christine Pope,K.A. Poe,Lola StVil,Cate Dean,Nadia Scrieva,C. Gockel,Nicole R. Taylor,Kristy Tate,Becca Mills,C.J. Archer,J.J. DiBendetto,Stacy Claflin,Kyoko M.,Dima Zales
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THE PARANORMAL THIRTEEN 14 full length paranormal and urban fantasy novels featuring witches, vampires, werewolves, mermaids, psychics, Loki, time travel and more! Darkangel by Christine Pope Twin Souls by K.A. Poe The Girl by Lola St Vil Rest for the Wicked by Cate Dean Drowning Mermaids by Nadia Scrieva I Bring The Fire by C. Gockel The Witch Hunter by Nicole R Taylor Beyond the Fortuneteller’s Tent by Kristy Tate Nolander by Becca Mills The Medium by C.J. Archer Dream Student by J.J. DiBendetto Deception by Stacy Claflin The Black Parade by Kyoko M The Thought Readers by Dima Zales Download your FREE LIMITED TIME release now! Free, Boxed Set, vampires, mermaids, psychics, gods, werewolves, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, teen, collection, anthology

Montpelier Parade


Author: Karl Geary
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644000646
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Je hoffnungsloser die Liebe, desto tiefer. Dublin im Vorfrühling: Sonny ist ein Teenager aus einfachsten Verhältnissen, es fehlt in seiner Familie an Geld, Glück und einem Minimum an Liebe. Neben der Schule jobbt er bei einem Metzger, was bleibt einem wie ihm sonst auch übrig? Außerdem hilft er dem Vater, der sein Geld mit Handwerksarbeiten in Häusern reicher Leute verdient (und gleich wieder verspielt). Bei einem dieser Jobs lernt Sonny Vera Hatton kennen, eine spröde, irgendwie verletzt wirkende Engländerin mittleren Alters, die ganz allein in der prächtigen Villa an der Montpelier Parade wohnt. Auf den ersten Blick schon ist er fasziniert von ihr. Vera besitzt Unmengen an Büchern, und so freundlich sie zu ihm ist, die Kluft zwischen ihren Welten scheint unüberwindbar. So steht Sonny abends manchmal heimlich in ihrem Garten. Schaut ihr durchs Fenster zu. Und wird – als Zeuge eines Selbstmordversuchs – ihr Lebensretter. Zu Hause und in der Schule türmen sich derweil die Probleme, und eines Tages klingelt Sonny betrunken und schmutzig an Veras Haustür. Sie lässt ihm ein Bad ein, bereitet ein Bett auf der Couch, aber am Ende liegt er in ihrem. Eine ganz und gar verbotene Beziehung nimmt ihren Lauf. Vera sagt, es kann nicht gut enden. Und irgendwann erzählt sie Sonny eine erschütternde Geschichte ...

The Literary Digest


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Das Gewicht eines Pianos

Roman
Author: Chris Cander
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959678584
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Die neunjährige Katya wächst im Russland der 1960er-Jahre in bescheidenen Verhältnissen in einer Stadt nahe Moskau auf. Von einer tiefen Unruhe getrieben, lauscht sie jede Nacht den eindringlichen Klaviersonaten des Mansardenbewohners. Er sei ein Ungeheuer, sagt man, ein geflohener SS-Scherge. Als der Mann stirbt, erbt Katya sein Klavier. Ein Blüthner. Es wird ihre erste große Liebe. Clara ist Automechanikerin in der Nähe von L.A. Ihre Eltern sind bei einem Brand ums Leben gekommen, und ihre wichtigste Erinnerung ist das geerbte Blüthner-Piano. Clara hasst es, denn sie hat keine Verbindung zur Musik. Aber es ist das Einzige, was ihr von ihrem Vater blieb. Ein halbes Jahrhundert und zwei Welten trennen diese beiden Frauen, die doch auf tragische Weise so viel mehr verbindet.