Der Zauberer (1): Das Leben des deutschen Schriftstellers by Peter Mendelssohn

By Peter Mendelssohn

Peter de Mendelssohn breitet mit großem schriftstellerischem Können die Ergebnisse seiner langjährigen phantasievollen Forschungsarbeit vor dem Leser aus. Aus dem Konkreten, dem sorgsam erschlossenen Faktischen gewinnt der Biograph das vollständige und faszinierende Bild des Menschen, des Künstlers Thomas Mann in den Spannungsfeldern seiner Epoche. Er zeigt ein deutsches Schicksal. Nichts in dieser Biographie bleibt vage; alles ist beweiskräftig dokumentiert. Nichts wird bloß »abgehandelt«, alles wird erzählt. Der Bericht wird zum Roman, der Biograph erweist sich als großer Epiker.
Band 1: 1875 bis 1905
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Claudia by Berniece Kroll

By Berniece Kroll

This tale is predicated at the lifetime of my daughter, Claudia. It happens over sixty years within the lives of people that lived within the poverty and lawlessness of the Colombian jungles. lifestyles expectations have been restricted as a result of lack of expertise, affliction and starvation. The crucial characters of this tale authorised what that they had no keep watch over over, yet might by no means settle for the absence of human dignity and love. Their lives display the resiliency of the spirit and the will to make a greater, more uncomplicated, extra loving lifestyles for the youngsters of the hot generations. Claudia used to be a type of people.

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Empire of Glass by Kaitlin Solimine

By Kaitlin Solimine

"A portrait of a soul,"--Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, finalist for the nationwide publication Award
In the mid-1990s, an American youngster, named Lao ok in chinese language, stands on Coal Hill, a park in Beijing, a loop of rope in her hand. Will she support her chinese language homestay mom, Li-Ming, who's death of melanoma, in finishing her lifestyles, or will she opt for one other course? two decades later, Lao okay gets a e-book written through Li-Ming referred to as "Empire of Glass," a story that chronicles the lives of Li-Ming and her husband, Wang, in pre and post-revolutionary China over the past half the 20 th century. Lao okay starts off translating the tale, which turns into the unconventional we're interpreting. yet, as translator, how can Lao ok separate truth from fiction, and what is going to her position be within the book's ultimate chapter?
A grand, experimental epic--Lao K's tale is advised in footnotes that run in the course of the book--that chronicles the seismic adjustments in China during the last part century in the course of the lens of 1 family's studies, Empire of Glass is an research into the workings of human reminiscence and the veracity of oral heritage that pushes the bounds of language and shape in beautiful and unforgettable ways.
Kaitlin Solimine has been a Fulbright Fellow in China, and has bought numerous scholarships, awards, and residencies for her writing, together with the 2012 Dzanc Books/Disquiet foreign Literary application award for an previous draft of Empire of Glass, judged by way of Colson Whitehead. Her fiction has been released in GuernicaKartika Review, and various anthologies. Kaitlin is co-founder of Hippo Reads, a community connecting educational insights and students to the broader public. She is living in San Francisco together with her husband and daughter, the place she used to be a 2016 SF Grotto Writing Fellow and is affiliate manufacturer of the childbirth documentary, Of lady Born.

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Das Halsband der Königin (German Edition) by Alexander Lernet-Holenia

By Alexander Lernet-Holenia

Im Jahre 1783 lockte eine gewisse Jeanne de los angeles Motte-Valois den Pariser Hofjuwelieren ein Diamanthalsband im Werte von mehr als einer Million unter dem Vorwand ab, sie solle es für die Königin Marie-Antoinette erwerben. Tatsächlich aber zerlegten die Betrügerin und ihre Helfershelfer das Halsband, verkauften die Steine und verschwendeten den Erlös. Die Betrugsaffäre, in die die größten Namen Frankreichs verwickelt waren, erregte einen ungeheuren Skandal; der sich anschließende Prozeß erschütterte die Gesellschaft am Vorabend der Französischen Revolution.
Alexander Lernet-Holenia ist den Ereignissen und den vielfältigen menschlichen Beziehungen mit subtiler Kunst und historischem Sinn nachgegangen.
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Operation Seeding: Rain Rain Go Away Come Again Another Day by Micheal Andrisano

By Micheal Andrisano

keep watch over the elements. keep watch over the World.

It have been raining: torrential, depressing, chilly rainy rain for the final 4 months. It appeared as though the rain was once by no means going to finish. He had already misplaced his condo, his vegetation within the fields, and his farm animals as he watched all of it wash away at some point correct sooner than he himself was once rescued. not anyone may perhaps work out why God was once punishing everyone.
But God has not anything to do with it. An American corporation, HT Wetco, quietly reaps the rewards from their life-changing enterprise: cloud seeding. Bob Thurston, prior CEO of HT Wetco, is familiar with that international locations could be terrorized from the sky – switch in a single international jet movement could cause havoc worldwide, that populations may be delivered to their knees with snow and rain ruining nutrients offers. yet now a person has stuck directly to how his expertise is getting used, and Bob isn’t keen to face via and allow his life’s paintings be destroyed. he'll cease at not anything to ensure that his venture is safe.
Bob attracts a various solid of characters into his web of intrigue – together with Gunter, a German murderer who starts to suspect that every one isn't because it turns out; Pete Winslow, a former eco-friendly Beret whose erroneous loyalty to Bob comes from his personal blighted early life; and Juan and Clara, who're decided to show Bob at any cost.
Rooted in genuine suggestions for influencing climate, Operation Seeding deftly explores how greed and corruption can make the most and ruin an in a different way benign strength of Nature. This compelling page-turner will switch how you take into consideration what fairly is going on backstage of world politics.

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Land of Wolves: The Return of Lincoln's Bodyguard (Lincoln's by TJ Turner

By TJ Turner

"Perfect interpreting for fanatics of alternate-history adventures." —Booklist

Land of Wolves reveals Joseph Foster with Molly as they settle right into a new-found lifestyles within the hills of Tennessee. yet Abraham Lincoln's former bodyguard, the guy who stored the President's existence, can't break out the Consortium as they arrive roaring again, killing his mom, abducting his daughter—all to coerce his Congressional testimony on their behalf.

Instead, Joseph and Molly strike the Consortium of their personal refuge of recent York urban. In a Bonnie and Clyde-like twist, they rob from the Consortium to attract out their leader—General Dorsey. however the hidden plan unearths greater than they counted on, exposing the genuine purpose to scouse borrow the Black Hills and the gold beneath from the Lakota Sioux. Land of Wolves traverses the yank panorama, the place just a complete reconciliation with Joseph's local historical past and a solid of characters ripped from history—including Lincoln—can deliver actual peace and prevent normal Dorsey and the evil business Consortium.

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Fraternian Glory by James Ridler

By James Ridler

LOVE CAN FLOURISH within the so much superb PLACES.. After the nice droop of the twenty first century humans in the-developed global misplaced religion in cause and technology and became in the direction of faith. A prophet arose within the nation then often called nice Britain promising to heal all wounds and supersede all conflicting faiths with a brand new Heaven and a brand new Earth. issues didn't cross as deliberate. They went from undesirable to worse. Can the prophet rescue the land from smash sooner than it truly is too past due and who will he locate to aid him on his quest? this can be a tale like none that has been advised earlier than. a primary novel by way of James A. Ridler.

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Die Strudlhofstiege: oder Melzer und die Tiefe der Jahre by Heimito Doderer

By Heimito Doderer

Wien in den Jahren 1910/11 und 1923 bis 1925. Im Mittelpunkt des Geschehens steht der Amtsrat und significant a. D. Melzer, dessen Leben irgendwie immer an ihm vorbeiläuft, bis er endlich doch zu sich selbst findet. "Die Strudlhofstiege" ist Heimito von Doderers bekanntestes und beliebtestes Werk. Mit diesem vielschichtigen, von souveränem Humor erfüllten "Roman einer Epoche" hat sich Doderer einen unbestrittenen Platz in der deutschen Literatur geschaffen. Doderers wahrhaftig phänomenaler Roman ist mehr als eine minutiös echte, bezaubernde und sublim-amüsante Schilderung der vielschichtigen Wiener Gesellschaft jener Jahre. "Die Strudlhofstiege" ist ein raffinierter, psychologischer, durch und durch moderner Roman. Doderer erweist sich als geradezu virtuoser Regisseur seiner so zahlreichen Akteure; wie er sie immer wieder zur symbolisch-schicksalhaften Strudlhofstiege zu lotsen weiß, ist eine kompositionelle Meisterleistung. Dazu kommt Doderers köstliche Sprache.

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All About Lulu: Tenth Anniversary Edition by Jonathan Evison,J. Ryan Stradal

By Jonathan Evison,J. Ryan Stradal

The 10th Anniversary version, now with a brand new author's advent and a foreword via J. Ryan Stadal

Weakness has consistently been a priority for William Miller: transforming into up vegetarian in a kinfolk of bodybuilders will do this to anyone. yet William is extra weakened by way of the demise of his mom, the coming of a brand new step-mother, and his irrepressible weigh down on his new step-sister, Lulu. As Lulu faces down her personal demanding situations, William watches his existence shift into tumult and melancholy. as soon as Lulu departs for school, Will is going into the area to discover himself — researching Western philosophy, a merciless relationship international, enduring friendship, and, eventually, his actual calling. Emboldened by means of his flip as a late-night radio character, Will rescues himself from the self-image of weak spot he’d lengthy needed to flee. This debut novel explores the basic distinction among the place we come from — and the never-ending probabilities of the place we may perhaps go.

I first learn All approximately Lulu nearly a decade in the past, and also you be aware of what? it is nonetheless as audaciously outstanding because it used to be on first learn, plumbing the depths of the tough rhapsody of obsessive love, the soreness of feeling varied, and the deep excitement of ultimately understanding who you actually are, and who you must be. Devastatingly guaranteed, wickedly humorous, and sublimely relocating, All approximately Lulu proves that Evison, so rightfully acclaimed, had that spark of genius correct from the beginning. — Caroline Leavitt, manhattan instances Bestselling writer of Cruel attractive World

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come pecore tra i lupi (Italian Edition) by Ennore Fancellu

By Ennore Fancellu

"La più grande crisi economica che l. a. storia abbia conosciuto, spinge il pianeta sull'orlo di una guerra civile globale. È in questo drammatico state of affairs, che evaluate dal nulla un personaggio misterioso, ma dotato di straordinario carisma. Acclamato dalle folle, in brevissimo pace diventerà Presidente degli Stati Uniti d'America. Ma quali sono le sue reali intenzioni? Quali sono gli interessi che lo muovono e i potenti che lo sostengono? A Roma, un Papa umile, ma determinato, si erge a difensore della fede e dei poveri, contro le foyer della finanza che vogliono imporre un nuovo ordine mondiale. Una profezia sulla Sacra Sindone potrebbe rappresentare un grande ostacolo alla realizzazione di questo piano. Avrà così inizio una lotta drammatica, che vedrà comparire sulla scena, associazioni segrete, personaggi ambigui, uomini e donne coraggiose, in un intreccio di situazioni, dove il confine tra il bene ed il male, avrà contorni sfumati"

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