Das Leben und das Schreiben

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641054007
Release Date: 2011-02-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Das Flugverhalten der Schmetterlinge

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641139865
Release Date: 2014-10-20
Genre: Fiction

Der neue Roman der vielfach preisgekrönten Bestsellerautorin An einem Novembermorgen tritt Dellarobia Turnbow, Mitte zwanzig und Mutter von zwei kleinen Kindern, die Flucht nach vorn an: Sie ist wild entschlossen, ein neues Leben zu beginnen, und kehrt Familie und Farmhaus den Rücken. Doch unterwegs überrascht sie ein überwältigendes Naturereignis – Millionen von orangefarbenen Monarchfaltern haben sich auf den Bäumen zum Überwintern niedergelassen. Dellarobia ist fasziniert und kehrt geläutert nach Hause zurück. Die Schmetterlinge und die junge Frau werden zur nationalen Attraktion. Erst von dem attraktiven Biologen Ovid Byron erfährt sie, was sich hinter dem zauberhaft en Anblick wirklich verbirgt ... Ein brillanter Roman über Hoff nung und Glück in einer gefährdeten Welt. Diese Geschichte über den Wandel im Großen wie im Kleinen stand wochenlang ganz oben auf den amerikanischen Bestsellerlisten.

Journey to the River Sea

Author: Eva Ibbotson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330477444
Release Date: 2008-09-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at thirteen, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson's highly colourful, joyous adventure.

A Map of the World

Author: Jane Hamilton
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385720106
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Fiction

While under the care of Alice Goodwin, a neighbor's child drowns in the Goodwins' pond, a devastating accident that has profound repercussions for the entire Goodwin family, in a story set in a small Midwestern farm town

Flight Behaviour

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Faber & Faber Limited
ISBN: 0571290809
Release Date: 2013
Genre: American fiction

On the Appalachian Mountains above her home, a young mother discovers a beautiful and terrible marvel of nature. As the world around her is suddenly transformed by a seeming miracle, can the old certainties they have lived by for centuries remain unchallenged? "Flight Behaviour" is a captivating, topical and deeply human story touching on class, poverty and climate change. It is Barbara Kingsolver's most accessible novel yet, and explores the truths we live by, and the complexities that lie behind them.

Holding the Line

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801465093
Release Date: 2012-10-05
Genre: Political Science

Holding the Line, Barbara Kingsolver's first non-fiction book, is the story of women's lives transformed by an a signal event. Set in the small mining towns of Arizona, it is part oral history and part social criticism, exploring the process of empowerment which occurs when people work together as a community. Like Kingsolver's award-winning novels, Holding the Line is a beautifully written book grounded on the strength of its characters. Hundreds of families held the line in the 1983 strike against Phelps Dodge Copper in Arizona. After more than a year the strikers lost their union certification, but the battle permanently altered the social order in these small, predominantly Hispanic mining towns. At the time the strike began, many women said they couldn't leave the house without their husband's permission. Yet, when injunctions barred union men from picketing, their wives and daughters turned out for the daily picket lines. When the strike dragged on and men left to seek jobs elsewhere, women continued to picket, organize support, and defend their rights even when the towns were occupied by the National Guard. "Nothing can ever be the same as it was before," said Diane McCormick of the Morenci Miners Women's Auxiliary. "Look at us. At the beginning of this strike, we were just a bunch of ladies."

River of Fortune

Author: Elizabeth Haran
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783838736891
Release Date: 2013-05-17
Genre: Fiction

The twisting and mysterious saga of a young woman in Australia in 1883: Francesca Callaghan returns to the river port of Echuca to help her father, Joe, who runs a paddle steamer. His arrogant competitor, Silas Hepburn, tries to drive him out of business, and it's starting to look like he may succeed. But when Silas sets his eyes upon young Francesca, his devious antics sink to a new low. Francesca, now a pawn in the family business, cannot deny her own romantic feelings. She falls hard for Monty, a charming river captain. But between ill intrigue and impossible odds, can they ever be together? Perhaps the most shattering secret of all is the one that Francesca's father has kept from her for all these years ... A tale of self-discovery against the odds, "River of Fortune," will take you on a journey of shattering deception and heart-warming redemption. With an eye for detail, Elizabeth Haran is the author of numerous other romantic adventures including "Under a Flaming Sky," "Island of Whispering Winds," "Flight of the Jabiru," and "Staircase to the Moon," available as eBooks. For fans of sagas set against the backdrop of beautiful landscapes, like Sarah Lark's, "Island of a Thousand Springs" or Rebecca Morton's, "The Forgotten Garden." About the author: Elizabeth Haran was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia and migrated to Australia as a child. She lives with her family in Adelaide and has written fourteen novels set in Australia. Her heart-warming and carefully crafted books have been published in ten countries and are bestsellers in Germany.

Homeland and Other Stories

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061865931
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Fiction

New York Times bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver delivers a collection of 12 original tales in Homeland and Other Stories that are every bit as emotionally resonant, humorous, and heartfelt as her much-beloved novels. In settings ranging from eastern Kentucky to northern California and the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, Barbara Kingsolver uses her distinctive voice and vast knowledge of human nature to address some of her favorite themes: the importance of personal and cultural heritage; how the past effects the present and the enduring power of love. Kingsolver’s characters, many single mothers, struggle to make sense of their lives and find meaning in a difficult world. Praised for her memorable characters and poetic prose, Kingsolver again proves why she is a literary force to be reckoned with. This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from the author, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

African Psycho

Author: Alain Mabanckou
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 9781933368504
Release Date: 2007-01-23
Genre: Fiction

Its title recalls Bret Easton Ellis’s infamous book, but while Ellis’s narrator was a blank slate,African Psycho’sprotagonist is a quivering mass of lies, neuroses, and relentless internal chatter. Gregoire Nakobomayo, a petty criminal, has decided to kill his girlfriend Germaine. He’s planned the crime for some time, but still, the act of murder requires a bit of psychological and logistical preparation. Luckily, he has a mentor to call on, the far more accomplished serial killer Angoualima. The fact that Angoualima isdeaddoesn’t prevent Gregoire from holding lengthy conversations with him. Little by little, Gregoire interweaves Angoualima’s life and criminal exploits with his own. Continuing with the plan despite a string of botched attempts, Gregoire’s final shot at offing Germaine leads to an abrupt unraveling. Lauded in France for its fresh and witty style,African Psycho’sinventive use of language surprises and relieves the reader by injecting humor into this disturbing subject.