Download e-book for kindle: Die Tür des offenen Tages (German Edition) by Stephan Bliemel

By Stephan Bliemel

Martha Schoev, Jahrgang 1920, will lernen, hat Phantasie, Träume, Sehnsüchte: Lesen, Kunst, Theater, Oper, die Liebe! Das passt ganz und gar nicht in die kleinen Verhältnisse ihres Stettiner Elternhauses. Inmitten des Krieges erwachsen geworden, läuft sie mit – weder Täterin noch Opfer. Sie sehnt sich nach dem kleinen Glück in diesem großen Unglück. Flucht und Nachkriegswirren bringen sie nach Schwerin in Mecklenburg – und wieder: Überlebenwollen und die Rockschöße des Glücks zu fassen kriegen. Aber wie kann denn »so eine wie sie« sich noch selbst lieben? Oder gar liebenswert sein?

Die Erzählung »Die Tür des offenen Tages« lässt einen ehrlichen Blick auf diese new release zu und wirft auf sie einen Lichtstrahl aus Anerkennen und Verstehen.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Maiden's Odyssey by Paul Coulter

By Paul Coulter

THE MAIDEN'S ODYSSEY is old fiction, set within the eighth Century BCE. a tender captive named Nerissa survives her slave ship's passage from Asia Minor to the Greek island of Ithaca. bought by means of an aristocratic kin, she first encounters Homer while he recites The Iliad at a ceremonial dinner the place she’s serving. as soon as her grasp Theoton discovers Nerissa’s willing intelligence, he comprises her in his plan to introduce democracy. whilst Theoton's fortunes flip, Nerissa’s offered off to a guy of a miles diverse stripe.

Brutalized by means of her moment grasp Tragus, Nerissa escapes, simply to be recaptured and punished harshly. She seeks blind Homer's security, yet he insists on returning her. whereas prime Homer errantly, Nerissa recounts the ordeal of her kinfolk that resulted in her enslavement. As he struggles with the outlet for his new poem The Odyssey, Homer turns into intrigued by means of Nerissa's story. He corrects her at every one juncture, insisting on turning actual occasions into heroic exploits manipulated by way of the Gods. yet he refuses to shop for her, deeply scornful of a woman's skill to be a scribe. really, he is seriously in debt, and cannot come up with the money for the few drachma it should price for a broken slave. Their come upon units off a series of tragedy and triumph winding in the course of the subsequent ten years.

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Download PDF by Bianca Lakoseljac: Stone Woman (Essential Prose Series)

By Bianca Lakoseljac

Stone Woman is a saga of Blossom's unconventional relations of 5 girls, whose lives are certain by means of a Vietnam-War draft dodger David, immersed within the Yorkville tradition of the hippie daze of Toronto. the radical attracts the reader right into a net of liaisons -- into David's love affair with Blossom's mom Liza, his covert dealings along with her buddy Anna, in addition to the mysterious Helena. the tale is dropped at the current in the course of the lives of the women's daughters who become aware of that their relatives secrets and techniques were sculpted -- actually -- into an paintings shape that imparts a feeling of homecoming and alludes to a extra hopeful future.

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Isabella's Book - download pdf or read online

By Alison Mukherjee

whilst Tibby (single, lately retired) alternatives up a miniature bible at an antiques sale, little does she comprehend she is starting up on a trip which takes her to the 18th century city of Kirkby Kendal, domestic of Isabella and her early life neighbors, George and Isaac. whereas Tibby gathers the genealogical info we stick with the 3 acquaintances into maturity and witness Isabella's fight to keep up her integrity within the face of violence, jealousy and wish for revenge.

Set within the city of Kendal opposed to the backdrop of the wool alternate, the unconventional will allure fairly to those that understand and love that a part of the country.

"The writer skilfully interweaves narrative threads linking the current to the previous via truth and fiction. triggered through the sparse facts of names and dates inscribed in an heirloom bible, learn mingles with hypothesis to bare secrets and techniques and ethical dilemmas of lifestyles within the Georgian period.
The tale will ring a bell with someone intrigued through documentary resources, and by means of the advantages and obstacles of the net as a method of uncovering the total fact approximately prior lives" - RACHEL STOCKDALE, ARCHIVIST

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Download PDF by Elena Messner: Das lange Echo (German Edition)

By Elena Messner

Ein österreichisch-ungarischer Offizier im Ersten Weltkrieg, seit 1916 im besetzten Belgrad stationiert, erlebt in bitterer Verzweiflung den Zusammenbruch seines Reiches. Hundert Jahre später sitzen die Direktorin des Wiener Heeresgeschichtlichen Museums und ihre Assistentin einander im Streitgespräch über ethical und Mitleid, Verbrechen und Verantwortung gegenüber.

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New PDF release: Blindgänger: Roman (German Edition)

By Ursula Hasler

Ein Mann erwacht nach einem Sturz im Krankenhaus und hat sein biografisches Gedächtnis verloren. Widerspenstig setzt er sich mit dem 'Andern' auseinander, der er zuvor gewesen sein soll, ein eher farbloser Französischlehrer an einem Gymnasium.

Frau und Tochter besuchen ihn - keine Erinnerung. Wie magazine ihre Ehe gewesen sein, ihr Familienleben? Sein offenbar bester Freund, ein Lehrerkollege, erzählt von ihrer beider Frust und ihren Aussteigerträumen. In den Dateien auf 'seinem' desktop macht er sich auf die Suche nach seiner Geschichte und verarbeitet auf Anraten des Arztes seine eigenen, ihm nun fremden Aufzeichnungen des vergangenen Sommers. Vor dem Unfall hat der Französischlehrer ein Sabbatical in Royan an der französischen Küste verbracht. Offenbar soll er dort in den letzten Kriegswirren geboren und als Waisenkind in die Schweiz gebracht worden sein.

Je mehr er über die individual erfährt, die er angeblich ist, desto weniger weiss er, ob er in deren Leben zurück will. Aber Frau und Tochter warten auf seine Rückkehr, der Arzt auf seine Erinnerungen ...

"Blindgänger" ist ein überraschender Roman über die Verweigerung gegenüber der Geschichte - der kleinen biografischen wie der großen geschichtlichen -, der zurückführt in einen Sommer am Atlantik und in die Zeit der deutschen Besatzung Frankreichs.

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Download PDF by Martina Nicolls : Liberia's Deadest Ends

By Martina Nicolls

Liberia’s Deadest Ends is a unique in accordance with truth. it really is approximately belief and fact: what or whom to belief, and whilst. fact in Liberia through the civil struggle had develop into distorted, decorated, deserted, and abused out of bravado, worry, disgrace, or self-protection. not anyone looked as if it would comprehend the adaptation among fact and rumor anymore.

The novel is decided in Liberia from 2004 to 2012, after the announcement of peace and the tip of 2 protracted and bloody civil wars: December 1989-1997 and 1999-2003. the rustic is getting better economically and mentally via executive stabilization and providers; recording fact and Reconciliation statements of human rights violations; and the felony trial of former president, Charles Taylor.

Jorja Himmermann, a world reduction employee, displays the resurgence of teaching programs, peace construction, neighborhood improvement, baby hard work, and the security of former baby infantrymen.

As the country’s previous truths are printed, Jorja seeks her personal truths: of elusive pygmy hippos; the burns on her driver’s physique; the extradition of her British good friend; and her dating with an enigmatic Moroccan journalist. It finds whom Jorja can fairly trust.

About the Author:
Martina Nicolls writes from her personal stories as an self reliant reduction employee in constructing international locations, basically in post-conflict nations and people with transitional or rising governments. She advises donor firms, offers technical counsel, and evaluates humanitarian and improvement courses. She lives in Canberra, Australia.

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New PDF release: Bachelor Girl: A Novel by the Author of Orphan #8

By Kim Van Alkemade

From the New York Times bestselling writer of Orphan #8 comes a clean and intimate novel in regards to the damaging energy of secrets and techniques and the redemptive energy of love—inspired by means of the genuine tale of Jacob Ruppert, the millionaire proprietor of the recent York Yankees, and his mysterious bequest in 1939 to an unknown actress, Helen Winthrope Weyant.

When the landlord of the hot York Yankees baseball workforce, Colonel Jacob Ruppert, takes Helen Winthrope, a tender actress, lower than his wing, she thinks it’s due to his guilt over her father’s unintended death—and so does Albert Kramer, Ruppert’s good-looking own secretary. Helen and Albert advance a deepening bond the nearer they develop into to Ruppert, an eccentric millionaire who calls for their loyalty in go back for his lavish generosity.

New York within the Jazz Age is stuffed with probabilities, specifically for the younger and unmarried. but at the same time Helen embraces being a “bachelor girl”—a operating girl dwelling on her personal terms—she reveals herself falling in love with Albert, even after he confesses his darkest mystery. whilst Ruppert dies, rumors swirl approximately his connection to Helen after the beautiful revelation that he has left her the majority of his fortune, together with Yankee Stadium. however it is just while Ruppert’s personal secrets and techniques are ultimately published that Helen and Albert could be pressured to confront the reality approximately their courting to him—and to one another.

Inspired via genuine occasions that gripped long island urban in its heyday, Bachelor Girl is a hidden background gem approximately relatives, id, and love in all its shapes and colors.

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