The Memory Watcher

Author: Minka Kent
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 154136810X
Release Date: 2016-12-31
Genre:

Haunted by memories of the daughter she gave up at fifteen, Autumn Carpenter never fully moved on. She doesn't have to. Instead, she lives a life of relative seclusion, content to watch from a distance as the picture-perfect McMullen family raises her daughter as their own. Every birthday, every milestone, every memory, Autumn is watching. Only no one knows.But when the opportunity presents itself, Autumn allows herself to become intertwined in the lavish life of the picturesque McMullens. And only then does she realize that pictures . . . they lie. The perfect family . . . it doesn't exist. And beautiful people . . . they keep the ugliest secrets.

Die Tochter des Fotografen

Author: Kim Edwards
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 9783841202000
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Fiction

"Ein Roman zum Bewundern, Betrauern und Begeistertsein." BamS. Lexington, Kentucky, 1964: In einer stürmischen Winternacht liegt die hochschwangere Frau des Arztes David Henry in den Wehen. Sie bringt einen kerngesunden Sohn auf die Welt. Doch die Wehen setzen erneut ein, und dem Jungen folgt eine Zwillingsschwester. Dieses Kind ist behindert. In Sekundenschnelle trifft David eine Entscheidung: Während seine Frau Norah in der Narkose liegt, bittet er die Krankenschwester Caroline, den Säugling stillschweigend in ein Heim zu bringen. Doch Caroline flieht mit dem Mädchen und zieht es allein groß. - So beginnt eine tief bewegende Geschichte, die ein Vierteljahrhundert umspannt. Wie kann eine Frau weiterleben, wenn ihr das Kind genommen wird? Schmerzhaft und schön erzählt Kim Edwards die Schicksalsgeschichte einer Familie. Sie berichtet von Trennungen und Neuanfängen und der erlösenden Kraft der Liebe. "Die Tochter des Fotografen" ist ein überwältigendes Epos über das Lebensglück und Lebensleid. Der Roman war in den USA ein Überrschungserfolg, wochenlang stand er auf Platz 1 der Bestsellerlisten.

Architexts of Memory

Author: Evelyne Ender
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 047203104X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Literary Criticism

In this impressively interdisciplinary study, Evelyne Ender revisits master literary works to suggest that literature can serve as an experimental laboratory for the study of human remembrance. She shows how memory not only has a factual basis but is inseparable from fictional and aesthetic elements. Beautifully written in accessible prose, and impressive in its scope, the book takes up works by Proust, Woolf, George Eliot, Nerval, Lou Andreas-Salome, and Sigmund Freud, getting to the heart of essential questions about mental images, empirical knowledge, and the devastations of memory loss in ways that are suggestive and profound. Architexts of Memory joins a growing body of work in the lively field of memory studies, drawing from clinical psychology, psychoanalysis, and neurobiology as well as literary studies. "An important, cogently argued, subtle and rich study of a topic of great interest." --Mieke Bal, University of Amsterdam "A work of literary studies positioned at the intersection of tradition and innovation. Evelyne Ender's book brings fashionable cultural concerns to bear on traditional literary texts-her superb pedagogical skills lure and guide the reader through the most difficult psychoanalytical concepts." --Nelly Furman, Cornell University Evelyne Ender is Professor of French Studies, University of Washington. She is the author of Sexing the Mind: Nineteenth-Century Fictions of Hysteria.

The Thinnest Air

Author: Minka Kent
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1503951898
Release Date: 2019
Genre: Fiction

A woman's disappearance exposes a life of secrets in a twisting novel of psychological suspense from the author of The Memory Watcher. Meredith Price is the luckiest woman alive. Her husband, Andrew, is a charming and successful financial broker. She has two lovely stepchildren and is living in affluence in a mountain resort town. After three years of marriage, Meredith's life has become predictable. Until the day she disappears. Her car has been discovered in a grocery store parking lot--purse and phone undisturbed on the passenger seat, keys in the ignition, no sign of struggle, and no evidence of foul play. It's as if she vanished into thin air. It's not like Meredith to simply abandon her loved ones. And no one in this town would have reason to harm her. When her desperate sister, Greer, arrives, she must face a disturbing question: What if no one really knows Meredith at all? For Greer, finding her sister isn't going to be easy...because where she's looking is going to get very, very dark.

Memory Man

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641182137
Release Date: 2016-10-31
Genre: Fiction

Seit einem dramatischen Unfall kann Amos Decker nichts mehr aus seinem Gedächtnis tilgen. Eine Eigenschaft, die ihn zu einem perfekten Ermittler werden lässt. Bis seine Familie bestialisch ermordet wird und er unter der Flut der unlöschbaren Bilder fast zerbricht. Ein Jahr später taucht ein Mann auf und bekennt sich zu der Tat. Und noch während Decker verwirrt feststellt, dass der Mann lügt, findet erneut ein Massaker statt, diesmal an Deckers alter Schule. Wie hängen die Verbrechen zusammen? Wurden sie nur begangen, um Decker zu treffen? Und wird es ihm gemeinsam mit seiner früheren Kollegin gelingen, den Wahnsinn zu stoppen?

The Memory of Trees

Author: F.G. Cottam
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781780104416
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Fiction

Billionaire Saul Abercrombie owns a vast tract of land on the Pembrokeshire coast. By restoring the original forest that covered the area before medieval times, he believes he will rekindle the spirits of ancient folklore. But the re-planting of the forest will revive an altogether darker and more dangerous entity - and young arboreal expert Tom Curtis will find himself engaging in an epic, ancient battle between good and evil. A battle in which there can be only one survivor.

The Memory of Tiresias

Author: Mikhail Iampolski
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520914724
Release Date: 1998-10-26
Genre: Performing Arts

The concept of intertextuality has proven of inestimable value in recent attempts to understand the nature of literature and its relation to other systems of cultural meaning. In The Memory of Tiresias, Mikhail Iamposlki presents the first sustained attempt to develop a theory of cinematic intertextuality. Building on the insights of semiotics and contemporary film theory, Iampolski defines cinema as a chain of transparent, mimetic fragments intermixed with quotations he calls "textual anomalies." These challenge the normalization of meaning and seek to open reading out onto the unlimited field of cultural history, which is understood in texts as a semiotically active extract, already inscribed. Quotations obstruct mimesis and are consequently transformed in the process of semiosis, an operation that Iampolski defines as reading in an aura of enigma. In a series of brilliant analyses of films by D.W. Griffith, Sergei Eisenstein, and Luis Buñuel, he presents different strategies of intertextual reading in their work. His book suggests the continuing centrality of semiotic analysis and is certain to interest film historians and theorists, as well as readers in cultural and literary studies.

The Memory Remains

Author: Rose McGrath
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595178285
Release Date: 2001-04-01
Genre: Fiction

He has always searched for knowledge. It is the drive that has pushed him his whole life. Now an immortal coven has extended his life and given him his goal. All he has to do is defeat the Maker…

The Memory House

Author: Linda Goodnight
Publisher: HQN Books
ISBN: 9781460346907
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Fiction

New York Times bestselling author Linda Goodnight welcomes you to Honey Ridge, Tennessee, and a house that's rich with secrets and brimming with sweet possibilities Memories of motherhood and marriage are fresh for Julia Presley—though tragedy took away both years ago. Finding comfort in the routine of running the Peach Orchard Inn, she lets the historic, mysterious place fill the voids of love and family. No more pleasure of a man's gentle kiss. No more joy in hearing a child call her Mommy. Life is calm, unchanging…until a stranger with a young boy and soul-deep secrets shows up in her Tennessee town and disrupts the loneliness of her world. Julia suspects there's more to Eli Donovan's past than his motherless son, Alex. There's a reason he's chasing redemption and bent on earning it with a new beginning in Honey Ridge. Offering the guarded man work renovating the inn, she glimpses someone who—like her—has a heart in need of restoration. But with the chance discovery of a dusty stack of love letters buried within the lining of an old trunk, the long-dead ghosts of a Civil War romance envelop Julia and Eli, connecting them to the inn's violent history and challenging them both to risk facing yesterday's darkness for a future bright with hope and healing.

The Memory of Whiteness

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: Orb Books
ISBN: 9781466862197
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Fiction

In 3229 A.D., human civilization is scattered among the planets, moons, and asteroids of the solar system. Billions of lives depend on the technology derived from the breakthroughs of the greatest physicist of the age, Arthur Holywelkin. But in the last years of his life, Holywelkin devoted himself to building a strange, beautiful, and complex musical instrument that he called The Orchestra. Johannes Wright has earned the honor of becoming the Ninth Master of Holywelkin's Orchestra. Follow him on his Grand Tour of the Solar System, as he journeys down the gravity well toward the sun, impelled by a destiny he can scarcely understand, and is pursued by mysterious foes who will tell him anything except the reason for their enmity, in The Memory of Whiteness by Kim Stanley Robinson. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Du bist mein Tod

Author: Claire Kendal
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843706933
Release Date: 2015-03-06
Genre: Fiction

Ein Mann, der ihr die Welt zu Füßen legt: der Traum einer jeden Frau. Doch für Clarissa ist es ein Alptraum. Denn sie will seine Geschenke, seine Blumen, seine Nähe nicht. Nirgends ist sie mehr sicher. Er lauert ihr auf, Tag und Nacht. Aber keiner erkennt die Gefahr, selbst ihre beste Freundin nicht. Für alle anderen sieht es aus wie die große Liebe. Was sie auch macht, sie kann sich nicht wehren, er kommt ihr näher und näher. Dann erfährt sie, dass seine Exfreundin seit Jahren vermisst wird. Clarissa fürchtet um ihr Leben. Bis sie endlich zurückschlägt.

Ein anderes Brooklyn

Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492991001
Release Date: 2018-03-01
Genre: Fiction

Zur Beerdigung ihres Vaters kehrt die junge Anthropologin August zurück nach New York, Stadt ihrer Kindheit. Hier, auf den Straßen Brooklyns, ist sie aufgewachsen. Hier hat sie Angela, Gigi und Sylvia getroffen, ihre drei Freundinnen, mit denen sie unzertrennlich über das glühende Pflaster Brooklyns der 70er-Jahre zog. Weiße verließen das Viertel, Drogendealer und traumatisierte Vietnamveteranen waren ihre Nachbarn, doch mit ihren Freundinnen fühlte sich August unverwundbar. Nichts schien unmöglich, wenn sie nur zusammenhielten. Doch haben sie dieser Welt etwas entgegenzusetzen? – »Ein anderes Brooklyn«, Finalist für den National Book Award, stand auf der New-York-Times-Bestsellerliste und wurde hymnisch besprochen. Eindringlich und poetisch erzählt es von Freundschaft, Erinnerung und Aufwachsen in einem Brooklyn, das es so nicht mehr gibt.

Needle Watcher

Author: Richard Blaker
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462904099
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Fiction

This fascinating novel reconstructs the story of Will Adams, a native of Gillingham, in Kent, England, and his voyage to Japan in the seventeenth century. Adams' knowledge of seafaring vessels at the time causes him to be taken into the favor of the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu and,in time,to become recognized as the founder of the Japanese navy. Adams was one of the most picturesque and daring of Britain's maritime traders, and this depiction of him as the first Englishman to settle in what was then a hostile country is written not only with distinction but also with an imaginative grasp that takes it right out of the class of the ordinary historical novel. It is an epic tale of strange adventures, and it creates an atmosphere of rare and haunting quality. In its understanding of the Japanese mind it is hardly less than remarkable. Will Adams died in Japan in the spring of 1620 and is buried at Yokosuka. Every year a ceremony is still held to commemorate the anniversary of his death. There is also a memorial to him at Ito,in Shizuoka Prefecture, as well as one at his birthplace in England.