It's Not Yet Dark

A Memoir
Author: Simon Fitzmaurice
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328918580
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 176
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“A fiercely eloquent testament to making the most out of every moment we’re given.” —People Magazine, Book of the Week In 2008, Simon Fitzmaurice was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was given four years to live. In 2010, in a state of lung-function collapse, Simon knew with crystal clarity he was not ready to die. Against all prevailing medical opinion, he chose life. Despite the loss of almost all motor function, thanks to miraculous technology, he continued to work, raise his five children, and write this astonishing memoir. It’s Not Yet Dark is a journey into a life that, though brutally compromised, was lived more fully than most, revealing the potent power of love, of art, and of the human spirit. Written using an eye-gaze computer, this is an unforgettable book about relationships and family, about what connects and separates us as people, and, ultimately, about what it means to be alive.

Die Helle Stunde

Ein Buch vom Leben und Sterben
Author: Nina Riggs
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641214165
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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Wie sehr das Leben leuchtet, auch in seinen dunkelsten Momenten. "Sterben ist nicht das Ende der Welt", hat ihre Mutter einmal gesagt. Doch erst jetzt beginnt Nina Riggs den Satz zu verstehen: Mit 38 Jahren hat sie unheilbar Krebs, die Ärzte geben ihr noch 18 bis 36 Monate. Wie lebt man ein Leben, dessen Ende feststeht, das aber dennoch gelebt werden will? Wie macht man Pläne für den Urlaub, wie spricht man mit den Kindern, und wie ist man weiterhin eine liebende Partnerin? Nina Riggs hat ein Buch geschrieben über ihre letzten Monate, das keine Krankengeschichte ist und keine heldenhafte Kampfansage an den Krebs. Es ist ein Buch über den Zweifel und die Angst, aber auch über die unendliche Schönheit des Augenblicks und den beharrlichen Blick nach vorn. Es ist ein Buch darüber, wie sehr das Leben leuchtet, auch in seinen dunkelsten Momenten.

Not Yet Dark


Author: Simon P. Clark
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349002622
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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'There are other places, Philippa. Other dreams and mirrors.' 15-year-olds Philippa and Danny have been best friends for years, but things are starting to change between them. Danny has a new set of friends - the rugby boys - and suddenly whispers of 'Phil the Thrill' start to follow Philippa around school, and she knows exactly where those rumours started. One evening, Philippa escapes to an abandoned seaside house to clear her head, but quickly discovers that she is far from alone. Not only has Danny secretly followed her, the two of them are about to witness something that will change their lives for ever. A mysterious Society is meeting in the house to try to summon Death, and Danny and Philippa are caught up in their dark spell. The pair manages to escape but they soon realise that they're being followed by two children who, as they begin to talk, claim to not be human. Where do these creatures really come from? And what is that they want? Beautifully written and sizzling with magic, Not Yet Dark will take you on a journey to a world where the line between life and death is blurred, stars are in touching distance, and friendship means absolutely everything. 'Simon P. Clark is a truly interesting new voice' David Almond, author of Skellig

Gelächter im Dunkel


Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644002304
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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Es war einmal ein Mann, der hieß Albinus und lebte in der deutschen Stadt Berlin. Er war reich, angesehen und glücklich; um eines jungen Mädchens willen verließ er eines Tages seine Frau; er liebte; wurde nicht geliebt; und sein Leben endete in einer Katastrophe... Vladimir Nabokovs berühmter Roman aus dem Berlin der zwanziger Jahre, eins der letzten Werke, die er auf Russisch verfasste.

Der lange dunkle Fünfuhrtee der Seele

Dirk Gently's Holistische Detektei
Author: Douglas Adams
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641184843
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Schräger Humor und beissende Ironie - Douglas Adams in Hochform: Privatdetektiv Dirk Gently ist in Band 2 der Mini-Serie auf der Suche nach einem Flughafenattentäter - alle Spuren führen zu Gott. Doch warum sollte Gott einen Abfertigungsschalter am Londoner Flughafen Heathrow in die Luft jagen?

A Course in Miracles


Author: N.A
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0981597165
Category: Self-Help
Page: 664
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This volume contains the original "Course in Miracles" text, as well as the "Course for Miracles for Teachers" and "The 360 Lessons."

Waldes Dunkel


Author: Nicole Krauss
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644001251
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Nicole Krauss, die Autorin des Welterfolges «Die Geschichte der Liebe», kehrt mit einem phantastischen Roman zurück: Ein vom Leben enttäuschter reicher New Yorker Anwalt und eine Schriftstellerin mit Eheproblemen machen sich auf die Suche nach dem Unbekannten in sich selbst und finden in der Wüste Israels überraschende Wege, über sich, ihre Träume und die Welt hinaus ins Unendliche zu schauen. Jules Epstein, 68, einst Beweger und politischer Macher mit übergroßem Ego, gerät nach der Scheidung von seiner langjährigen Frau aus dem Tritt. Zum Schrecken seiner Kinder verschenkt er den größten Teil seines Vermögens und möchte den Rest in eine Stiftung zum Gedenken an seine verstorbenen Eltern stecken. Am liebsten würde er den seit 2000 Jahren abgeholzten Mount Hebron in Israel aufforsten lassen. Schon im Flieger allerdings lernt er einen Rabbiner kennen, der ein Treffen sämtlicher lebender Abkömmlinge von König David plant und darauf besteht, Epstein gehöre zu dieser traditionsreichen dynastischen Linie. Epstein versucht, den versponnenen Rabbi loszuwerden, aber dann trifft er auf dessen verführerische Tochter, die in der Wüste Negev einen Film dreht ... Die junge Autorin Nicole aus Brooklyn lässt nach einer Epiphanie in der Küche, bei der sie sich nur noch als nutzloses Staubkorn im Multiversum sieht, ihre Familie zurück und flieht ins Hilton von Tel Aviv, wo sie seit ihrer Geburt jedes Jahr gewesen ist. Ein Ort der Ruhe, hofft sie, an dem sie sich wiederfinden kann. Doch ein emeritierter Literaturprofessor mit dubioser Mossad-Vergangenheit lauert ihr ständig auf und bedrängt sie, ein unvollendetes Drama fertigzuschreiben, das angeblich von Kafka stammt. Und während aus den Palästinensergebieten Raketen über den nächtlichen Himmel ziehen, landet Nicole, irregeleitet vom sinistren Professor, allein in einer Hütte in der Wüste Negev. Auf dem Schreibtisch nur zwei Dinge: eine alte Schreibmaschine und ein Bildband, betitelt «Die Wälder Israels». Mit sprühender Intelligenz und erzählerischer Raffinesse webt Nicole Krauss ein traumhaft metaphorisches Gespinst von einem Roman, frei nach Dante: «Ich fand auf unseres Lebensweges Mitte in eines Waldes Dunkel mich verschlagen, weil sich vom rechten Pfad verirrt die Schritte.»

The Strivers

Adventure in Science, and Significance Forging a Fueled Future for Mankind
Author: Phil Wallace Payne
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477115021
Category: Science
Page: 180
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Civilization is in an energy crisis. Human beings have wasted away the majority of their natural resources, but without energy, the world will die. Who will come to the rescue? In secret, a technical team of geniuses has developed a way to harvest usable and never ending energy from polar seas. In concept, their mission is simple; in delivery, it proves to be difficult and possibly tragic. The Strivers tells a story of life, love, and the labors undertaken by a brave few who believe in the energy of the ocean. From diverse backgrounds, the team is brought together by a shared mission; they change each other, and relationships evolve that never would have flourished without the worlds energy crisis. They are inventors, but they are also human beings, looking for connection in an inhospitable place. With luck, the team will find a way to convert ocean energy into the next great fuel for mankind. If they fail, they will not only lose their own lives, but they will cause the extinction of planet Earth. Human life is in the hands of the strivers, who must harness the fury of the sea to save the world. Will they succeed, or will the weakness of their humanity make them fail?

A Flower in Season


Author: Audrey Howard
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848948905
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Briony Marsden has led a hard life, forced to do the work of a grown man while enduring her drunkard father’s taunts and blows. But when he goes too far one day, her fate becomes even worse as she makes her way alone in a heartless world. Not quite alone. She has a friend - Lizzie Jenkins - who will do anything to help Briony re-open Moorend Mill. And Chad Cameron, the richest man in the district, has always admired Briony’s spirit and determination. When her fortunes are at their lowest, he falls in love with the elfin waif and decides to make her his wife. But the only way he can win her is by trickery - by betraying her naive trust in the man who came to her rescue when all seemed lost. Can their marriage survive when she discovers his deception?

The Red Republic

A Romance of the Commune
Author: Robert W. Chambers
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434482782
Category: Fiction
Page: 488
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William Chambers (May 26, 1865 - December 16, 1933) was an American artist and writer. According to some estimates, Chambers was one of the most successful literary careers of his period, his later novels selling well and a handful achieving best-seller status. Many of his works were also serialized in magazines. About "The Red Republic," the New York Press wrote: "With all its rush and excitement there is a solid basis of painstaking and thoughtfulness in 'The Red Republic.' Mr. Chambers is wholly free from self-consciousness; indeed his gifts seem to be little short of genius. Wonderfully vivid and graphic." The New York Times wrote: "Mr. Chambers shows great familiarity with the many dreadful days of 1871m and Mr. Thiers's policy is critically examined. 'The Red Republic' abounds with action."

From Hamama to Montreal


Author: Abdelkarim Elhassani
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479741264
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 329
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This book reveals key untold stories and scenes from the life of a Palestinian who comes from the Palestinian village of Hamama. The book unfolds its stories through the different stages and diverse contexts the author has been through. It is neither a historical record nor an autobiography as it may appear at first sight, rather an intricate account of the tragedies and calamities endured by tens of thousands of Palestinians. The book is neither written as a political discourse, analysis, or a criticism, nor is it a description of battles and behaviors. It is a whoop of sadness and grief of a people whose homeland was usurped and is still living in them. In preparing this book, it was meant to be free of any derogation or belittlement of anybody. I did not communicate everything and was content with such allusions that maintain ones dignity. Indeed, this bookby uncovering the misfortunes and atrocities Palestinian children, men, and women went through is profoundly a message to the future generations of Arabs who did not see these scenes into reality. The book is a flash of knowledge, a document for researchers, and a source of enlightenment for readers and students alike. It contains invaluable scenes from a substantial span of time since Field Marshal Edmund Allenby entered Jerusalem after his triumph over the Ottoman armies in World War I and said, Today, the crusades have ended.

Zu schnell


Author: John Boyne
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104020051
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Ein neuer Roman von Bestsellerautor John Boyne Es gibt sie, diese winzigen Momente, die ein Leben für immer verändern. Für Danny und seine Familie kommt ein solcher Moment, als Dannys Mutter einen kleinen Jungen mit dem Auto anfährt. Quälende Schuldgefühle lassen sie nicht mehr los, die Familie droht auseinanderzubrechen. Der Text besticht durch eine spannende Handlung und die großartig eingefangene Atmosphäre. John Boyne erzählt unmittelbar aus der Sicht des zwölfjährigen Danny und schafft so einen eindringlichen Roman über Schuld, Schicksal und die Kunst, zu verzeihen.

Liebe zwischen den Zeilen

Roman
Author: Veronica Henry
Publisher: Diana Verlag
ISBN: 3641206502
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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"Bücher sind nur dickere Briefe an Freunde." Jean Paul Die kleine Buchhandlung Nightingale Books hat Emilia von ihrem geliebten Vater übernommen. Im Herzen des verschlafenen Städtchens Peasebrook ist sie eine Begegnungsstätte für die unterschiedlichsten Menschen mit ihrem Kummer und ihren Träumen. Doch Julius Nightingale war ein großer Buchliebhaber und kein Buchhalter – der Laden steht kurz vor dem Ruin. Emilia bleiben nur wenige Monate, um diesen besonderen Ort vor einem Großinvestor zu retten. Denn nicht nur sie findet hier Freundschaft und Liebe ... »Ein großartiges Roman über die Kraft von Büchern und Geschichten.« The Sun on Sunday

The Tudor Conspiracy

A Novel
Author: C. W. Gortner
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250010950
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Hunted by a shadowy foe in Bloody Mary's court, Brendan Prescott plunges into London's treacherous underworld to unravel a dark conspiracy that could make Elizabeth queen—or send her to her death in C.W. Gortner's The Tudor Conspiracy, the second book in The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles. England, 1553: Harsh winter encroaches upon the realm. Mary Tudor has become queen to popular acclaim and her enemies are imprisoned in the Tower. But when she's betrothed to Philip, Catholic prince of Spain, putting her Protestant subjects in peril, rumors of a plot to depose her swirl around the one person whom many consider to be England's heir and only hope—the queen's half-sister, Princess Elizabeth. Haunted by his past, Brendan Prescott lives far from the intrigues of court. But his time of refuge comes to an end when his foe and mentor, the spymaster Cecil, brings him disquieting news that sends him on a dangerous mission. Elizabeth is held captive at court, the target of the Spanish ambassador, who seeks her demise. Obliged to return to the palace where he almost lost his life, Brendan finds himself working as a double-agent for Queen Mary herself, who orders Brendan to secure proof that will be his cherished Elizabeth's undoing. Plunged into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a mysterious opponent who hides a terrifying secret, Brendan races against time to retrieve a cache of the princess's private letters, even as he begins to realize that in this dark world of betrayal and deceit, where power is supreme and sister can turn against sister, nothing—and no one—is what it seems.

Atlatl

An Archaeological Mystery
Author: Robert F. Augustine
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469111411
Category: Fiction
Page: 282
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Jackie Michenaud is a brilliant archologist and professor at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. She has a loving but often strained relationship with Frank Collins, a successful young lawyer on a fast track with a posh law firm in nearby Phoenix. Franks work-a-day life is dramatically changed when his friend, noted author Patrick Nelson, is threatened with eviction from his idyllic cabin in Central Arizona. Frank suffers an accident in his private plane under suspicious circumstances while en route to Patricks cabin. Frank and Jackie unite in an effort to protect their threatened friend. They form a team including Franks boss, Abe Sackman, friend and retired air force aviator, Peter Billingsley, and Jackies assistant, Mary Hendrix. Together the group is drawn into a dangerous investigation which leads them from an apparent Aztec temple (hidden for centuries within Arizonas Prescott National Forest) to the ruins of el Templo Mayor in the center of (Tenochtitln) Mexico City.

Pastoral


Author: Andre Alexis
Publisher: Coach House Books
ISBN: 1770563717
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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There were plans for an official welcome. It was to take place the following Sunday. But those who came to the rectory on Father Pennant's second day were the ones who could not resist seeing him sooner. Here was the man to whom they would confess the darkest things. It was important to feel him out. Mrs Young, for instance, after she had seen him eat a piece of her macaroni pie, quietly asked what he thought of adultery. André Alexis brings a modern sensibility and a new liveliness to an age-old genre, the pastoral. For his very first parish, Father Christopher Pennant is sent to the sleepy town of Barrow. With more sheep than people, it's very bucolic—too much Barrow Brew on Barrow Day is the rowdiest it gets. Bu things aren't so idyllic for Liz Denny, whose fiancé doesn't want to decide between Liz and his more worldly mistress Jane, and for Father Pennant himself, who greets some miracles of nature—mayors walking on water, talking sheep—with a profound crisis of faith. 'It’s been clear since his debut novel, Childhood, that Alexis is one of our most distinctive and exacting prose stylists, and at its highest pitch, as in the breathtaking final paragraph, these are sentences that attain the level of the best music.' - Montreal Gazette Praise for André Alexis's previous books: "Astonishing . . . an irresistible, one-of-a-kind work."—Quill & Quire "Alexis [has an] astute understanding of the madly shimmering, beautifully weaving patterns created by what we have agreed to call memory."—Ottawa Citizen André Alexis was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. His debut novel, Childhood, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Trillium Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His books include Asylum and Ingrid and the Wolf.

Der Schwarze Thron: Die Schwestern / Die Königin (2in1-Bundle)

Zwei Romane in einem Band
Author: Kendare Blake
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641233445
Category: Fiction
Page: 960
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Drei Schwestern. Drei magische Talente. Nur eine Krone. Sie sind Schwestern. Sie sind Drillinge, die Töchter der Königin. Jede von ihnen hat das Recht auf den Thron des Inselreichs Fennbirn, aber nur eine kann ihn besteigen. Katharine und Arsinoe wurden mit verschiedenen magischen Talenten geboren — doch nur, wer diese auch beherrscht, kann die anderen Schwestern besiegen und die Herrschaft antreten. Vorher aber müssen sie ein grausames Ritual bestehen. Doch damit eine von ihnen die Herrschaft erlangen kann, muss sie ihre beiden Schwestern eigenhändig töten. Und während zwei von ihnen noch gegen ihre Bestimmung rebellieren, schreckt die Dritte auf dem Weg zur Krone vor nichts zurück ...

Duelling Fire


Author: Anne Mather
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460347730
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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She couldn't bear the unexpected truth Sara gladly accepted the offer of acting as companion to her youthful Aunt Harriet. Her father had recently died, and she welcomed the solace the English countryside offered. But life in Harriet's household proved far from peaceful. Most disturbing to Sara was Jude, a blunt and darkly seductive man. Why had Harriet hired him? And what did he do? Then understanding dawned on her: Jude was her aunt's lover. Yet she couldn't deny the deep attraction she herself felt for him—an attraction he seemed to reciprocate!