Download unter uns (German Edition) by Angelika Reitzer PDF

By Angelika Reitzer

Nominiert für den Österreichischen Literaturpreis Alpha 2011

Ein Familienroman ohne Familie, berauschend klar und berührend nüchtern erzählt

Am Beginn steht ein Familienfest, das ein Abschiedsfest ist: Clarissas Eltern steigen aus, auch aus dem Leben der Kinder. Clarissa und all die anderen stehen in der Mitte des Lebens, aber doch nur irgendwie, ungefähr. Sie suchen ihren Platz in wechselnden Verhältnissen, zwischen einem Projekt und dem nächsten, ohne dass davon mehr bleibt als ein unsicheres Netzwerk von Kontakten und losen Beziehungen. Prekäre Ensembles.

Sicher, auch ein solides Familienleben ist möglich, in einem Haus, das Freunde von Clarissa erben. In einem der Zimmer im Keller kommt sie unter, vorübergehend, solange sie bleiben möchte. Aber eines Tages geht sie, sie steigt aus, als wäre sie in ihr Leben und das all der anderen nicht wirklich involviert gewesen.

Ein großes landscape der Gegenwart, einer Gegenwart der neuen Lebens- und Arbeitsverhältnisse, in der alles nur mehr auf Zeit ist. Und dieser Roman trifft ihren

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Download A Villa In France by J.I.M. Stewart PDF

By J.I.M. Stewart

Penelope, the daughter of a neighborhood priest, is lured to a villa within the south of France the place she is the sufferer of a merciless hoax. As to how she got here into the placement, we're first brought to her as a toddler and the heritage is determined out with Stewart’s ordinary wit and hugely descriptive writing. Fulke Ferneydale, now a wealthy novelist, knew Penelope then – certainly, in her later teenage years he without warning proposed to her, yet she grew to become him down. on the time, he had whatever of a chip on his shoulder as his father used to be ‘in trade’, that's anything Penelope’s father regarded down upon in a snobbish demeanour, even though it didn’t have an effect on her. as a result, Ferneydale went off and married Sophie, even if he to that end controlled to get pleasure from a string of mistresses and younger boys. Penelope married Caspar, yet he's withdrawn, scholarly and uninteresting, let alone materially unsuccessful. So what's to develop into of her in France? there are lots of twists to this story, now not least the ultimate surprise.

The writer: John Innes waterproof coat Stewart (who additionally wrote as ‘Michael Innes’) used to be born in Edinburgh the place his father was once Director of schooling. He attended Edinburgh Academy prior to going as much as Oriel collage, Oxford the place he used to be provided a firstclass measure in English and gained the Matthew Arnold Memorial Prize and was once named a Bishop Frazer pupil. After a brief interlude vacationing with AJP Taylor in Austria, together with learning Freudian psychoanalysis for a yr, he launched into an variation of Florio’s translation of Montaigne’s Essays. This for that reason helped him safe a publish instructing English at Leeds University.

In 1932, Stewart married Margaret Hardwick, who practised medication, and so they as a consequence had 3 sons and daughters. by means of 1935, he have been presented the Jury Chair on the collage of Adelaide in Australia as Professor of English and had additionally accomplished his first detective novel, ‘Death on the President’s Lodging’, released less than the pseudonym ‘Michael Innes’. This used to be a right away luck and a part of an extended working sequence focused on ‘Inspector Appleby’, his basic personality while writing as ‘Innes’. there have been nearly fifty titles accomplished below the ‘Innes’ banner in the course of his profession.

In 1946, he lower back to the united kingdom and spent years at Queen's collage in Belfast, sooner than being appointed pupil (Fellow and coach) at Christ Church, Oxford. He used to be later to carry the publish of Reader in English Literature of Oxford collage and upon his retirement was once made an Emeritus Professor. when by no means eager to depart his cherished Oxford completely, he did have the ability to healthy into his busy time table a vacationing Professorship on the college of Washington and was once additionally honoured by means of different Universities within the united kingdom.

Stewart wrote many works below his personal identify, together with twenty-one works of fiction (which contained the hugely acclaimed quintet entitled ‘A Staircase in Surrey’, targeted basically in Oxford, yet with substantial forays in different places, particularly Italy), numerous brief tale collections, and over 9 realized works at the likes of Shakespeare, Kipling and Hardy. He used to be additionally a contributor to many educational courses, together with an incredible part on glossy writers for the Oxford historical past of English Literature. He died in 1994, the final released paintings being an autobiography: ‘Myself and Michael Innes’.

J.I.M. Stewart’s fiction is vastly prominent for its wit, plots and literary caliber, while the non-fiction is stated as being definitive.

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Download Daddy's Girl (The Bakersfield Series) by Elizabeth Bourgeret PDF

By Elizabeth Bourgeret

whilst tragedy moves and his more youthful daughter is killed in a motor vehicle twist of fate, James Carrigan, a professional vintage motor vehicle mechanic, buckles below the unhappiness and walks clear of his lifestyles to accommodate his demons, leaving eight yr previous Danni Carrigan behind.
Ten years later, whilst James makes a decision to step again into fatherhood, he reveals his little woman isn't longer little. Her middle has been damaged and her belief has been shattered. and she or he does not desire her Daddy...
She positioned every thing out of her existence that reminded her of him. She had a brand new lifestyles now. there has been no room for instruments and grease in a buttons and bows type of world.
All his years as a professional mechanic will not aid him in placing his daughter's center again jointly.
Can James Carrigan fix the wear he has triggered or will his efforts arise short?
Or is there even something as moment chances...

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Download Mortal Love by Rivka Keren,Yael Politis PDF

By Rivka Keren,Yael Politis

Mortal Love
Novel by
Rivka Keren

Synopsis
In Mortal Love, a desirable and scary query is raised. To what volume will we form our lives? What occurs once we forget about our primary nature? by way of posing those inquiries to a society that cherishes loose will and self decision, the radical takes the reader on an unflinching exploration of future, a trip which culminates within the terrifying cognizance that we won't have as a lot keep watch over over our lives as we think.
Mortal Love strains the tale of 5 characters and the ways that their lives are intertwined. Beno (Benjamin) Gottzeit, a self-righteous and domineering Holocaust survivor, is captivated with rectifying earlier injustices, those who he suffered in addition to those who he prompted. His compulsive have to set issues correct wreaks havoc on his relationships with girls, his lover Margit and his daughter Edna. Margit, a skilled yet disturbed artist, is stricken by Beno’s lack of ability to check the depth of her devotion to him. Edna, not able to extricate herself from the strong impression of her father, perches close to self-destruction as she attempts to reconcile her personal yearnings with the expectancies of these round her. the main points in their lives spread via fragments of reminiscence and confession, revealing a heritage as problematic and fragile as an origami bird.
The fight among purpose and fact, among desire and sadness, expands to incorporate extra characters. Edna’s husband Zohar is a background teacher-turned-land surveyor, orphaned at a tender age and desperately trying to find the affection and safety that he didn't get as a baby. Ilias, a Greek Orthodox monk, was once raised, like Edna, by means of a father with inflexible and unreasonable expectancies: it truly is his arrival in Jerusalem that unexpectedly shapes the future of all of the others and brings the unconventional to its miraculous conclusion.
The plot is multi-dimensional and non-linear. Time doesn't growth within the traditional feel, yet leaps from side to side among anticipation and reminiscence, encompassing a couple of views, and time frames. The 5 characters are attached through translucent and willowy threads, colourful and simply frayed. the tale that occurs in Jerusalem, Greece, and Hungary, is a saga of contradictions: most sensible intentions and worst conditions, the main ebullient desire and the deepest
despair. There are not any solutions, simply questions. each one reader and his/her conclusion.

Published in Hebrew (“Ahava Anusha”) Am Oved, 1992 English by means of Yael Politis.
© 1992 Rivka Keren © 2008 Rivka Keren e mail: rivkeren@gmail.com

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Download You Have to Be Smart If You're Going to Be Tall by Jessica Tilley,Leslie Evans PDF

By Jessica Tilley,Leslie Evans

while Ericka faces teasing approximately her top she attracts at the energy of her kin in addition to her mind to stay mentally and emotionally grounded. households and educators can use this e-book to introduce or educate classes on bullying/teasing, construction family members relationships, development self assurance, and the significance of knowledge.

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Download Langsam, langsam, nicht so schnell!: Geschichten vom Leben by Doris Knecht PDF

By Doris Knecht

Endlich ist es da, das neue und charmante Alltagsgeschichtenbuch von heiter über frech bis böse: Die erfolgreiche Autorin erzählt aus ihrem Leben – und damit vom Balanceakt einer operating mother, die gegen ein bisschen ureigenstes Privatleben zwischen Arbeiten und Kindergroßkriegen auch nichts einzuwenden hat.

Das Buch ist für alle Mütter, die gelegentlich nicht wissen, ob sie gerade an sich selbst oder ihren Umständen verzweifeln. Und natürlich für alle, die im Grunde ganz genau wissen, dass das Glück dieses Lebens Kinder sind – solange guy noch ein ganz klein wenig Würde bewahren, ab und zu ein Glas Wein trinken und dabei ein Buch lesen oder vor einer schlechten Fernsehserie einschlafen darf.

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Download Torn Apart by Diony George PDF

By Diony George

Alyson thinks her existence is ideal. stressful and tiring, in fact, yet not more so than the other spouse and mom of 4 boys. yet together with her husband changing into more and more far-off, Alyson wonders if there is something she's doing fallacious. Little does she be aware of that the activities of somebody she loves dearly are approximately to alter her existence forever.

Alyson by no means imagined it might probably occur to her, and whilst it did, she learned it might ensue to someone . . .

Based on a real tale, Torn aside is a heartrending within examine how pornography can rip households aside and shatter the lives of all people concerned. This starting to be challenge can infect any relations and infrequently is going left out for years.

Full of heartache and braveness, Torn aside offers desire for these stricken by pornography by way of displaying that, via God's love, even this devastating dependancy may be overcome.

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Download Rhonda the Rubber Woman by Norma Peterson PDF

By Norma Peterson

Set within the Nineteen Forties, in a narrow-minded small city, Rhonda the Rubber Woman specializes in operating type ladies who mange to accomplish grace and dignity regardless of their prestige; traditional ladies operating in conventional women’s jobs who try and focus on males who love, but in addition abuse, harass, and belittle them, in ways in which nonetheless resonate today.

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Download leben, überwiegend glücklich: Roman (German Edition) by Gesina Stärz PDF

By Gesina Stärz

Jo hat ihr Leben leergeräumt von Rollen, die sie ausfüllte als Ehefrau, Geliebte, Pressesprecherin eines Konzerns, von Möbeln, Kleidungsstücken, Geschirr, dem Fernseher, von Kontakten und Erinnerungsstücken. Sie lebt für zwei Jahre als Privatfrau, solange reichen ihre Finanzen, um noch ein Letztes aus ihrem Leben zu räumen: Einen Schuhkarton, den sie in einer Plastiktüte verpackt bei ihren Umzügen stets mitgenommen hat. Im Karton befinden sich Frontbriefe von der Ostfront des Unteroffiziers Manfred H. in der Zeit vom 4.1.1943 bis 12.7.1944 verfasst. Die Briefe sind in den Schützengräben an seine Frau und die Kinder geschrieben.
70 Jahre nach den Ereignissen liest Jo erstmals die Briefe und stellt den Fronterlebnissen ihres Grossvaters ihren Alltag gegenüber: Jo, die aus den Schatten der Vergangenheit, den Traumata, die ihre Eltern und damit ihre Kindheit beherrschten, herausgetreten ist, entdeckt ihr Leben neu. Ihre Tochter Toni gehört einer neuen new release an, die nur eine Welt reich an Möglichkeiten kennt, frei von existenziellen Ängsten. Gero und middle, Jos Liebhaber, dürfen nur sparsam an Jos leergeräumten Leben teilhaben. Beide scheinen eine flüchtige Gastrolle in ihrem Alltag zu spielen, bei der weder Vergangenheit noch Zukunft bedeutsam sind. Und es gibt Nelli, einst Professorin für Medizin, jetzt aufgrund einer Krankheit schwer behindert. Nelli hat eine Mauer aus Sarkasmus um sich gebaut, kann Freiheit, Glück und Leichtigkeit nur im Tod sehen. Es sei denn es gelingt durch Mikrochips, die ihr im Rahmen eines Forschungsprojektes implantiert werden, wieder ein selbstständiges Leben zu führen.
Und used to be ist mit D., der in Jos Haus auftaucht, in ihr Leben eintritt und etwas mitbringt, das Jos letztes Aufräumen in ein neues Licht rückt.

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Download In the Neighbourhood of Fame by Bridget van der Zijpp PDF

By Bridget van der Zijpp

Rock musician Jed Jordan’s former popularity capacity the occasions in his lifestyles became public estate. Years after ‘Captain of the principles’ made him international well-known in New Zealand, Jed resides quietly in an Auckland suburb together with his relatives, transforming into peppers and recording in his domestic studio, while a few anxious new realization threatens to rip his global aside. additionally profoundly affected are 3 girls whose lives are heavily stuck up in Jed’s – his spouse; a early life buddy who has again from Australia for her father’s funeral; and the fifteen-year-old Jed chats to within the neighborhood puppy park. brilliant and engaging, within the Neighbourhood of Fame shines a mild on glossy dating struggles inside of and among households, and at the unpredictable energy of megastar and social media.

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