Author: Lea Schmidbauer, Kristina Magdalena Henn
Publisher: cbj Verlag
Sommerferien mit Ostwind, Mika ist überglücklich. Doch dann entdeckt sie eigenartige Verletzungen an Ostwinds Bauch. Noch dazu steht Kaltenbach kurz vor der Pleite! Schweren Herzens entscheidet sich Mika, an einem Vielseitigkeitsturnier teilzunehmen, bei dem ein hohes Preisgeld winkt. Aber während des Trainings läuft Ostwind einfach davon. Mika folgt dem schwarzen Hengst tief in den Wald, bis aus dem Dickicht eine magisch anmutende Schimmelstute erscheint. Die beiden Pferde umtanzen sich liebevoll. Plötzlich taucht ein fremder Junge namens Milan auf. Er behauptet, die Stute sei ihm entflohen und er könne Mika helfen, das Turnier zu gewinnen. Was hat es wirklich mit Milan auf sich? Kann Mika Kaltenbach retten?
Author: Amy Talkington
Publisher: Soho Press
This debut ghostly romance, set at a sinister boarding school, is “spooky, sexy, strange, and shocking,” says Printz and National Book Award finalist E. Lockhart. When Liv Bloom lands an art scholarship at Wickham Hall, she’s thrilled. The school’s traditions and rituals may be a little strange, but for the first time ever she has her own studio, supplies—everything she could want. Including Malcolm Astor, a legacy student with his own art obsession. Liv’s defenses melt, despite warnings from fellow scholarship kid Gabe Nichols not to get involved with Malcom. But her bliss is doomed; weeks after arriving, Liv is viciously murdered. Gabe, the only one who can see her, is now her sole link to the world of the living. Together, Liv, Gabe, and Malcolm fight to expose the terrible truth that haunts the halls of Wickham. From the Hardcover edition.
"You will devour The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop &Cafe. Mary Simses can write evocative detail that puts you right in the scene, with dialogue that always rings true."-James Patterson A high-powered Manhattan attorney finds love, purpose, and the promise of a simpler life in her grandmother's hometown. Ellen Branford is going to fulfill her grandmother's dying wish--to find the hometown boy she once loved, and give him her last letter. Ellen leaves Manhattan and her Kennedy-esque fiance for Beacon, Maine. What should be a one-day trip is quickly complicated when she almost drowns in the chilly bay and is saved by a local carpenter. The rescue turns Ellen into something of a local celebrity, which may or may not help her unravel the past her grandmother labored to keep hidden. As she learns about her grandmother and herself, it becomes clear that a 24-hour visit to Beacon may never be enough. THE IRRESISTIBLE BLUEBERRY BAKESHOP & CAFE is a warm and delicious debut about the power of a simpler life.
Author: Marion Dane Bauer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
In this beautifully written story set in the north woods of Minnesota, four healthy wolf pups—Leader, Sniffer, Runner, and Thinker—are born one spring. And then one final, undersized pup emerges—Runt. Despite his size, Runt manages to keep up with his brothers and sisters and learn the ways of the pack. But he finds it impossible to please his father, the pack’s leader, and gradually withdraws from the others. When he ventures into forbidden human territory, Runt at last comes to understand his mistakes and to recognize his own worth. Award-winning author Marion Dane Bauer combines her gift for evocative writing with her in-depth knowledge of wolves to create a compact tale that has the power of an epic. Like the best animal stories, it reflects our own world and shows us what it means to be alive. Afterword.
The Poison Throne
Author: Celine Kiernan
Debut fantasy author Celine Kiernan spins a gothic tale of intrigue, adventure, and romance about a girl who defies a kingdom. When young Wynter Moorehawke returns to court with her dying father, but she finds her old home shadowed with fear. The king has become a violent despot, terrorizing those he once loved. His son and heir Alberon has fled into exile and now there are whispers everywhere of rebellion. Meanwhile, Alberon's half-brother Razi has been elevated to his throne. He struggles to meet his King's demands while remaining loyal to his beloved brother and to his friend-Wynter. Now, she must choose- her father or her dreams, her friend or her king, her duty... or her love.
Für alle Pferdefans – das Buch zum Film Mika ist stinksauer. Weil sie die Versetzung nicht geschafft hat, heißt es statt Feriencamp nun den Sommer lang zu büffeln – und das ausgerechnet auf dem Pferdegestüt ihrer strengen Großmutter. Doch Mika denkt nicht daran, sich hinter Büchern zu verstecken und sich vom Stallburschen Sam bewachen zu lassen. In der dunkelsten Box des Pferdstalls findet sie den wilden und scheuen Hengst Ostwind. Weder Michelle, die beste Springreiterin am Hof, noch Mikas Großmutter können das gefährliche Pferd bändigen. Magisch angezogen von dem nervösen Tier, schleicht sich Mika trotz aller Warnungen heimlich in den Stall. Das ist der Beginn einer ungewöhnlichen Freundschaft, denn Mika entdeckt dabei ihre wahre Leidenschaft und ganz besondere Gabe: Sie spricht die Sprache der Pferde! Wird sie es schaffen Ostwind zu zähmen?
Author: Kai Meyer
Everyone close to mafia clan leader Rosa Alcantara is dead. Everything she's ever known about her life is a lie. Everywhere she turns there is a trap. As the clock ticks down to their own destruction, it's a race against time for young lovers Rosa and Alessandro as they evade murderers, track down clues, and avoid a showdown with the man who wants them dead.The pair must find out the truth behind Arcadia once and for all--but will it be the key to unlocking their freedom and future together, or the final step in bringing them to their knees?
An international bestseller chronicles the adventures of twelve-year-old Annetta, desperate to get away from her stifling Sicilian village, who is sent away to live with grim relatives, where a shocking truth about her childhood is revealed.
The Smell of Humans
Author: Ernő Szép
Publisher: Central European University Press
The Smell of Humans recapitulates the events following the German occupation of Hungary in March 1944, and then narrates the 19-day story of the forced march, the prison camp at the brick factory, the digging of trenches outside Budapest, the round-the-clock exposure to the elements and to the whims of the guards (ranging from taunts to summary executions), until the release of the author three weeks later, when the regular army took the labourers out of the hands of the Arrow Cross henchmen.
The Smell of Sawdust
Author: Richard J. Mouw
A book that stimulates reflection among evangelicals and those interested in evangelicalism about the strengths and weaknesses of our pietist-revivalist heritage.
The Soul of a Horse
Author: Joe Camp
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
A surprise birthday gift plunged Joe Camp and his wife, Kathleen, into the world of horses as complete neophytes without a clue as to what horses needed or wanted. The Camps went searching for logic and sense in the rule books of traditional horse care and what they found was not what they had expected. Written for everyone who has ever loved a horse or even loved the idea of having a horse in their lives, this memoir leads us on a riveting voyage of discovery as Joe and Kathleen navigate uncharted, often politically incorrect territory on their way to achieving a true relationship with their horses. As the creator of the beloved Benji series, Joe has spent most of his life luring us into the heart and soul of a famous dog, but now in this engaging, emotional, and often humorous story, he deftly lures us into the heart and soul of a horse. In doing so, he exposes astonishing truths and unlocks the mystery of a majestic creature who has survived on Earth, without assistance, for fifty-five million years. In a single emotionally charged moment, Camp communes with his first horse, Cash, in a way that changes him and his relationship with horses forever. In his own words, as he stood alone with his back to this horse: The collar of my jacket was tickling the hairs on the back of my neck. And my heart was pounding. Then a puff of warm, moist air brushed my ear. My heart skipped a beat. He was really close. Then I felt his nose on my shoulder . . . I couldn’t believe it. Tears came out of nowhere and streamed down my cheeks. I had spoken to him in his own language, and he had listened . . . and he had chosen to be with me. He had said, I trust you. Ingeniously alternating between the stories of two people thrust into an unfamiliar, enigmatic realm and a fabled herd of wild horses brought to the New World centuries ago, Joe Camp’s valuable and inspiring book teaches us that the lessons he was learning apply not only to his horses but to life and to people as well–to all of us. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Ezekiel Boone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The United States goes to war against the queen spiders that threaten to overtake the human race forever in this thrilling and horrifying finale of the “captivating, engaging, and completely terrifying” (My Guilty Obsession) internationally bestselling Hatching series. The world is on the brink of apocalypse. Zero Day has come. The only thing more terrifying than millions of spiders is the realization that those spiders work as one. But among the government, there is dissent: do we try to kill all of the spiders, or do we gamble on Professor Guyer’s theory that we need to kill only the queens? For President Stephanie Pilgrim, it’s an easy answer. She’s gone as far as she can—more than two dozen American cities hit with tactical nukes, the country torn asunder—and the only answer is to believe in Professor Guyer. Unfortunately, Ben Broussard and the military men who follow him don’t agree, and Pilgrim, Guyer, and the loyal members of the government have to flee, leaving the question: what’s more dangerous, the spiders or ourselves?
Who Stole the Apples?
Author: Sigrid Heuck
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Relates the adventures of a horse and a bear as they try to discover who has stolen the apples from the apple tree that grows in a forest clearing.
Now a major motion picture, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, and Michael Cera—the true story of "Hollywood’s poker princess" who gambled everything, won big, then lost it all. When Molly Bloom was a little girl in a small Colorado town, she dreamed of a life without rules and limits, a life where she didn’t have to measure up to anyone or anything—where she could become whatever she wanted. She ultimately got more than she could have ever bargained for. In Molly’s Game, she takes you through her adventures running an exclusive high-stakes private poker game catering to such clients as Hollywood royalty like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck, athletes, billionaires, politicians, and financial titans. With rich detail, Molly describes a world of glamour, privilege, and secrecy in which she made millions, lived the high life, and fearlessly took on the Russian and Italian mobs—until she met the one adversary she could not outsmart: the United States government. It’s the story of how a determined woman gained—and then lost—her place at the table, and of everything she learned about poker, love, and life in the process.
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