Drei grausame Morde. Ein schweigendes Dorf. Ein Fremder, besessen von der Wahrheit Südtirol, 1985. Tagelang wütet ein gewaltiges Gewitter über der Bletterbach-Schlucht. Drei junge Einheimische aus dem nahegelegenen Siebenhoch kehren von einer Wanderung nicht zurück – schließlich findet ein Suchtrupp ihre Leichen, aufs Brutalste entstellt. Den Täter vermutet man im Bekanntenkreis, doch das Dorf hüllt sich in eisiges Schweigen. Dreißig Jahre später beginnt ein Fremder unangenehme Fragen zu stellen. Jeder warnt ihn vor den Konsequenzen, allen voran sein Schwiegervater, der die Toten damals gefunden hat. Doch Jeremiah Salinger, der seiner Frau in ihr Heimatdorf gefolgt ist, lässt nicht locker – und wird schon bald seine Neugier bereuen. Ein Fluch scheint alle zu verfolgen, die sich mit den Morden beschäftigen. Ist dort unten am Bletterbach etwas Furchtbares wieder erwacht? Etwas, so uralt wie die Erde selbst ...
Author: Bernard Debarbieux
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2015-09-10
"From the Enlightenment to the present day, and using a variety of case studies from all the continents, the authors show us how our ideas of and about mountains have changed with the times and how a wide range of policies, from border delineation to forestry as well as nature protection and social programs, have been shaped according to them. A rich hybrid analysis of geography, history, culture, and politics."--Jacket
Author: Elvi Rhodes
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-03-22
Jack Tempest spent the first twelve years of his life on the canals. Then, when his grandfather died, everything changed. His mam and he moved to Skipton, Mam worked in the mills, and they lived as best they could. It was there that she bought the picture of the mountain, and when she died it was one of the few things he took with him. But the mountain was more than just a picture. It was a real place - Whernside - set amidst the rugged hill country of Yorkshire, and it was to Whernside that Jake was drawn, especially when he found they needed men to work on the new railway lines, cutting valleys, building viaducts, and carving a tunnel right through the great mountain itself. As he settled into the new harsh life amongst the rough shanty villages of the railway workers, one woman lit his very existence - Beth Seymour. Beth was strong, brave, compassionate - and she was also married. Once she and Will had loved one another, but life for the rail builders was savage and coarse and Will Seymour was rapidly becoming brutalized by the manner in which he lived. Beneath the shadow of the mountain, in all its seasons, the passionate story of Beth, Will and Jake was played out to a dramatic climax.
Author: Charles Martin
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
Release Date: 2017-12-01
Eine Katastrophe, die zwei Menschen für immer verbindet: Als Bens und Ashleys Flugzeug abstürzt, kämpfen sie in der Wildnis ums Überleben. Ashley war auf dem Weg zu ihrer Hochzeit, Bens Beziehung ist am Ende. Während die Aussicht auf Rettung schwindet, erzählt Ben seine Geschichte. Und Ashley fühlt sich immer mehr zu ihm hingezogen - doch auf seinem Leben lastet ein schreckliches Geheimnis.
She'd set out for California, following her father's dream--a disaster haunted dream that had killed her family and threatened the child she struggled to save. Snow-cloaked mountains, beautiful but heartless, held them prisoner. Blizzard after blizzard left them aching with cold...one step away from starvation. As months passed, Jessie almost stopped believing in warmth, safety...and rescue. Daniel Bear was a wanted man, outcast among his own people, yet willing to brave the fearsome mountain to answer the settlers' desperate need. Daniel had held Jessie's life in his hands, then given it back to her. He'd won much more than her trust. The mountain had turned Jessie's dream of freedom into a nightmare. Captain Sutter's refusal to sell land to an unmarried woman threatened to turn her dream of a home to dust. But in Daniel's arms, Jessie learned to dream again--this time of love.
THE CONCLUSION TO THE FAN FAVORITE SERIES FROM LYNETTE EASON After making a new life for herself and her infant daughter in Rose Mountain, widow Maggie Bennett thought they were safe. Getting caught in the middle of a bank robbery changes everything—and introduces her to policeman Reese Kirkpatrick. He seems to be everything her abusive late husband wasn't…just the man she needs to help her through the growing list of sinister occurrences. But Reese has his own baggage—and when a shocking betrayal puts Maggie at risk, Reese must decide if protecting his heart is worth losing a chance at love. Book 3 of Rose Mountain Refuge: A Safe Place to Hide
Author: Maurice Gee
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2009-11-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Beneath the extinct volcanoes surrounding the city, giant creatures are waking from a spellbound sleep that has lasted thousands of years. Their goal is the destruction of the world. Rachel and Theo Matheson are twins. Apart from having red hair, there is nothing remarkable about them - or so they think. They are horrified to discover that they have a strange and awesome destiny. Only the Matheson twins can save the world from the terror of what is under the mountain.
Shadow on the Mountain recounts the adventures of a 14-year-old Norwegian boy named Espen during World War II. After Nazi Germany invades and occupies Norway, Espen and his friends are swept up in the Norwegian resistance movement. Espen gets his start by delivering illegal newspapers, then graduates to the role of courier and finally becomes a spy, dodging the Gestapo along the way. During five years under the Nazi regime, he gains—and loses—friends, falls in love, and makes one small mistake that threatens to catch up with him as he sets out to escape on skis over the mountains to Sweden. Preus incorporates archival photographs, maps, and other images to tell this story based on the real-life adventures of Norwegian Erling Storrusten, whom Preus interviewed in Norway. Praise for Shadow on the Mountain STARRED REVIEWS "Newbery Honor winner Preus infuses the story with the good-natured humor of a largely unified, peace-loving people trying to keep their sanity in a world gone awry. Based on a true story, the narrative is woven with lively enough daily historical detail to inspire older middle-grade readers to want to learn more about the Resistance movement and imitate Espen’s adventures." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This engrossing offering sheds light on the Norwegians’ courage during World War II. Preus masterfully weds a story of friendship with the complications faced by 14-year-old Espen and his friends as Nazi restrictions and atrocities become part of their everyday lives...This is at once a spy thriller, a coming-of-age story, and a chronicle of escalating bravery. Multidimensional characters fill this gripping tale that keeps readers riveted to the end." —School Library Journal, starred review "A closely researched historical novel... relates this wartime tale with intelligence and humor...Ms. Preus deftly uses together historical fact (Espen is based on a real-life spy) and elements of Norwegian culture to conjure a time and place not so terribly long ago." —The Wall Street Journal "Margi Preus, who won a Newbery honor for Heart of a Samurai, returns with another riveting work of historical fiction... This fine novel, which includes an author’s note, a timeline, a bibliography and even a recipe for invisible ink, is based on extensive research... The result is an authentic coming-of-age story, perfect for readers fascinated by the diary of Anne Frank or Lois Lowry’s classic, Number the Stars." —BookPage "The final chapters, which chronicle Espen’s dramatic escape to Sweden—days and nights of mountain skiing, Nazis in hot pursuit—take the book into adventure-thriller territory without losing the humanity that characterizes Preus’s account." —The Horn Book Magazine "Preus makes crystal clear the life imperiling risks that Espen undertakes and the danger to his family." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "As readers understand the risks that Espen took, they will want to learn more about this period. That Espen escaped to Sweden by traveling at night on skis with five different guides should intrigue them.” —Library Media Connection Awards VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers 2012 list 2013 Notable Books for a Global Society Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award