Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008187606

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows.
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Sag Ja zum Leben

Author: Tim Bauerschmidt,Ramie Liddle

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641215250

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Als bei Miss Norma 2015 im Alter von 90 Jahren Gebärmutterkrebs diagnostiziert wurde, riet man ihr zu einer Operation, zu Bestrahlung und Chemotherapie. Doch Norma – nach sieben Ehejahrzehnten erst frisch verwitwet – dachte nicht daran, ihrem Ende in einem Krankenhausbett entgegen zu dämmern. Sie richtete sich zu ihrer vollen Größe von eineinhalb Metern auf und sagte ihrem Arzt: »Ich bin neunzig Jahre alt, ich gehe auf Reisen!« Sie packte das Nötigste und begab sich zusammen mit drei Vollzeitnomaden – ihrem pensionierten Sohn Tim, seiner Frau Ramie und ihrem Pudel Ringo – in einem zehn Meter langen Wohnmobil auf eine unvergessliche Reise. Driving Miss Norma erzählt voller Charme und ansteckender Lebensfreude von ihren Erlebnissen.
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Author: Nigel Simeone,John Tyrrell

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843839660

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 298

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By the time of his death in 2010 at the age of 84, Sir Charles Mackerras had achieved widespread recognition, recorded extensively and developed into a conductor of major international significance. In addition to areas in which he already had forged a distinctive and definitive profile (Janacek, Mozart, Handel, Sullivan) he revisited - and rethought - much of the standard repertoire. The last thirty years were particularly momentous in the coming to fruition of so many cherished projects: not only the Janacek operas but the Gilbert and Sullivan series, the Mozart operas, the two Beethoven cycles, other projects with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (Schumann and Brahms at Edinburgh; the outstanding late Mozart) and at the Royal Opera House and the Met. Unspoilt by fame, and undeterred by personal tragedies and increasing physical frailty, he remained productive and inventive: for him music-making, whether with world-class professionals or with students, was a kind of joyous oxygen that kept him going right to the end. A detailed narrative account of his life by Nigel Simeone is complemented by chapters written by performers and scholars who worked closely with him: Alfred Brendel, Dame Janet Baker, David Lloyd-Jones, Dame Anne Evans, Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir Nicholas Hytner, John Tyrrell and Jiri Zahradka. There are also chapters based on interviews with his family. The book is illustrated with photographs, both informal and professional, and is supplemented by an up-to-date discography, by listings of all the performances of Janacek operas Sir Charles conducted and of all his concerts in Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. While Sir Charles' whole life is considered, emphasis is given to his final quarter century in which so many important projects were realized. This book celebrates and epitomizes an exceptional life. NIGEL SIMEONE has published books on Janacek, Messiaen and Bernstein. JOHN TYRRELL has published books on Janacek and Czech opera and, with Sir Charles Mackerras, edited two Janacek operas. Contributors: Janet Baker, Alfred Brendel, Ales Brezina, Rosenna East, Anne Evans, Nicholas Hytner, Simon Keenlyside, David Lloyd-Jones, David Mackie, Chi-chi Nwanoku, Antonio Pappano, Nigel Simeone, John Stein, Heinz Stolba, Patrick Summers, John Tyrrell, Malcolm Walker, David Whelton, Jiri Zahradka
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Author: Helen Doss

Publisher: Northeastern University Press

ISBN: 1555538495

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

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Doss's charming, touching, and at times hilarious chronicle tells how each of the children, representing white, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Mexican, and Native American backgrounds, came to her and husband Carl, a Methodist minister. She writes of the way the "unwanted" feeling was erased with devoted love and understanding and how the children united into one happy family. Her account reads like a novel, with scenes of hard times and triumphs described in vivid prose. The Family Nobody Wanted, which inspired two films, opened doors for other adoptive families and was a popular favorite among parents, young adults, and children for more than thirty years. Now this edition will introduce the classic to a new generation of readers. An epilogue by Helen Doss that updates the family's progress since 1954 will delight the book's loyal legion of fans around the world.
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Allein nach Alaska

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492957773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Im August 1992 wurde die Leiche von Chris McCandless im Eis von Alaska gefunden. Wer war dieser junge Mann, und was hatte ihn in die gottverlassene Wildnis getrieben? Jon Krakauer hat sein Leben erforscht, seine Reise in den Tod rekonstruiert und ein traurig-schönes Buch geschrieben über die Sehnsucht, die diesen Mann veranlasste, sämtliche Besitztümer und Errungenschaften der Zivilisation hinter sich zu lassen, um tief in die wilde und einsame Schönheit der Natur einzutauchen.– Verfilmt von Sean Penn mit Emile Hirsch.
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A Magazine of General Literature

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American periodicals

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Author: Kristina Ohlsson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471115186

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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'When the film begins she has no idea what she is about to see. Nor does she realise what devastating consequences this f ilm and the decisions she then makes will have on the rest of her life.' The body of a young woman is found carved up and buried in a forest glade in an innocuous Swedish suburb. Alex Recht and his team in the Stockholm Police soon identify the body as belonging to missing student, Rebecca Trolle, but as his team continues to excavate the site, they soon find that someone has been returning to the same spot to bury their victims year after year, decade after decade. Investigative Analyst Fredrika Bergman is assigned the task of delving into Rebecca's private life. But little does she know that her enquiries are about to uncover evidence that will put her actions under scrutiny from Internal Affairs, and will throw her private life into turmoil. And what does the case have to do with the elderly children's author living in a care home . . . who has never spoken a word to anyone since she arrived years ago? Kristina Ohlsson has already sold more than 830,000 copies worldwide. Now discover for yourself what makes her Sweden's favourite crime writer. 'Kristina Ohlsson has managed to achieve what many before her have only attempted: to take the Swedish crime novel to a new and unexpected level.' Arne Dahl 'The writing is tense, dense and very atmospheric. The stories sharp and impossible to let go. Kristina Ohlsson is a true queen of scandinavian crime.' Mons Kallentoft 'Kristina Ohlsson is a rising star of Scandinavian crime fiction' Sunday Times 'Superbly crafted, and with a set of police detectives who are all too human, it seeps into your subconscious, as only truly good thrillers can do' Daily Mail
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Roman

Author: Celeste Ng

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423429607

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Von den Verheerungen, die wir einander zufügen »Lydia ist tot.« Der erste Satz, ein Schlag, eine Katastrophe. Am Morgen des 3. Mai 1977 erscheint sie nicht zum Frühstück. Am folgenden Tag findet die Polizei Lydias Leiche. Mord oder Selbstmord? Die Lieblingstochter von James und Marilyn Leewar ein ruhiges, strebsames und intelligentes Mädchen. Für den älteren Bruder Nathan steht fest, dass der gutaussehende Jack an Lydias Tod Schuld hat. Marilyn, die ehrgeizige Mutter, geht manisch auf Spurensuche. James, Sohn chinesischer Einwanderer, bricht vor Trauer um die Tochter das Herz. Allein die stille Hannah ahnt etwas von den Problemen der großen Schwester. Was bedeutet es, sein Leben in die Hand zu nehmen? Welche Kraft hat all das Ungesagte, das Menschen oft in einem privaten Abgrund gefangen hält? Nur der Leser erfährt am Ende, was sich in jener Nacht wirklich ereignet hat.
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Author: Cecelia Tishy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446561290

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 6805

From the author of "Now You See Her" comes a second compelling installment inthe new series featuring psychic-sleuth Regina Cutter.
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Politics, Literature, Science and Art

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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