What would you do if you found yourself living in the aftermath of the greatest holocaust imaginable? How would you feel, thinking only you and your companions survived, and how would you live in such an environment? This is the story of a young man, his girlfriend, and a young female companion, who suddenly find themselves living in a world totally different from anything they could ever have imagined. Why the impossible happened and why they survived that fateful Saturday night in mid-September is not as important as the relationships among these three survivors with each other and with others they encounter on their journey in search of a new life. As the year ends, they have seen both the best and the worst of humanity but with faith in themselves and with the love and support of each other they look forward with renewed hope to the New Year and beyond. Read about their experiences and feel their emotions in this romantic, uplifting, and moving story by first-time fiction writer Gerald Otten.
Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
EIN SCHRECKLICHER UNFALL. EIN TÖDLICHER COUNTDOWN. EIN ALBTRAUM, AUS DEM ES KEIN ERWACHEN GIBT. Das Leben in der beschaulichen Kleinstadt Perdido Beach wird für Sam und seine Freunde zum Albtraum: Plötzlich verschwinden alle Bewohner spurlos, die älter als fünfzehn Jahre sind. Eine gigantische Mauer umschließt die Stadt. Es gibt kein entrinnen, nur die nackte Angst, denn schon bald ziehen marodierende Banden durch die Straßen. Ein erbitterter Kampf ums Überleben beginnt.
Author: Mo Hayder
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010-03-02
Night is falling as murder detective Jack Caffrey arrives to interview the distraught victim of a car-jacking. What he hears horrifies him. The car was taken by force, and on the back seat was a passenger. An eleven-year-old girl. Who is still missing. Before long the jacker starts to communicate with the police. And Caffrey becomes certain that he is planning to take another car. And another child. Who is the car-jacker? How is he choosing his targets? And - most urgent of all - can Caffrey find the child? Before it's too late ...
Author: Michael Grant
Release Date: 2010
In Perdido Beach ist nichts mehr, wie es einmal war: Seit alle Erwachsenen spurlos verschwunden sind, haben sich zwei verfeindete Lager unter den zurückgelassenen Kindern und Jugendlichen gebildet. Sam muss als Anführer eines dieser Lager nicht nur ein ständiges Auge auf seine Schützlinge haben, er muss auch jeden Tag von Neuem Hunger, Angst und Gewalt die Stirn bieten. Doch die größte Bedrohung lauert im Verborgenen: die Dunkelheit, die alle vernichten will.
Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2010-01-18
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life as We Knew It enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event—an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales. When Alex's parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland, and food and aid dwindle. With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities.
Author: Helena Echlin
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-05-31
Dutiful and studious, Elizabeth has never been the rebel in her family. Now, in an attempt to bury her old self, she has moved to the deserts of the American Southwest to live in a house made out of beer cans with her boyfriend, Spencer, a crew-cut aficionado of country and western music. But memories of her unhappy adolescence prevent Elizabeth from embracing her new life and after proposing to Spencer to satisfy her dying grandmother's wish, Elizabeth is forced to return home to arrange an impromptu wedding. Once back in London, the discovery of disturbing secrets hampers her preparations and as the wedding date approaches, her family seems to be falling apart. Elizabeth must weigh the value of the American sincerity she has learned from Spencer against the repression that has been her family's lifelong habit. An intimate study of the unspoken passions of the English middle class, this exciting d-but novel is both poetic and gripping.
Author: Lisa Gardner
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2012-07-05
GONE is the fifth book in the FBI Profiler series from The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner. WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE VANISHES WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO GET THEM BACK? If you love Tess Gerritsen and Karin Slaughter you'll love Lisa Gardner. It's 2am on a rain-beaten stretch of road near Bakersville, Oregon when a car is found abandoned, the door wrenched open, the engine running, the headlights on full-beam. The driver, Rainie Conner, is nowhere to be found. Ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy will not rest until he's found his estranged wife, and, together with his daughter, FBI agent Kimberly Quincy, he knows he will have to comb every facet of his wife's life since they separated if he is to understand what happened to Rainie. Could the troubles of her past have caught up with her? Or is her disappearance connected to the horrifying cases they'd been working on? All Quincy knows as the clock ticks down is that he is in the most desperate hunt of his life...
Abandoned buildings in the West are the subjects of these haunting photographs depicting the daily life and melancholy beauty of what was left behind. The seventy-four color photos are a reminder of the American West as it used to be.
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
A thrilling, thought-provoking novel from one of young-adult literature s boldest new talents. January 29, 2035. That s the day the comet is scheduled to hit the big one. Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter outside their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise s drug-addicted mother is going, they ll never reach the shelter in time. A last-minute meeting leads them to something better than a temporary shelter a generation ship, scheduled to leave Earth behind to colonize new worlds after the comet hits. But everyone on the ship has been chosen because of their usefulness. Denise is autistic and fears that she ll never be allowed to stay. Can she obtain a spot before the ship takes flight? What about her mother and sister? When the future of the human race is at stake, whose lives matter most?
Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ topped box office charts and changed the American religious conversation. The controversies it raised remain unsettled. In After The Passion Is Gone: American Religious Consequences, leading scholars of religion and theology ask what Gibson's film and the resulting controversy reveal about Christians, Jews, and the possibilities of interreligious dialogue in the United States. Landres and Berenbaum's collection moves beyond questions of whether or not the film was faithful to the gospels, too violent, or antisemitic and explores why the debate focused on these issues but not others. The public discussion of The Passion shed light on a wide range of American attitudes evangelical Protestant, mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Jewish about media and faith, politics and history, Jesus and Judaism, fundamentalism and victimhood. After The Passion Is Gone takes a unique view of vital points in Christian-Jewish relations and contemporary American religion."