Author: Heinz Rudolf Kunze
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
Ich bin ein mutmaßliches Mitglied einer terroristischen Vereinigung namens Menschheit. Ich bin ein aufgeschlossener Unentschlossener, und ich bin neu wie immer. Nagelneu, hammerneu, flächenbrandneu. Ich habe ein Wörtchen mitzureden! Heinz Rudolf Kunze hat viele Gesichter – er ist Musiker, Sänger Songschreiber, Poet, Wortakrobat. In seinem neuen Buch zeigt er sich auf der Höhe seiner Sprachkunst – ein Artist auf dem Schwebebalken ohne Netz und falsche Tricks. Politik, Heimat, Liebe, Musik, Menschlich-Allzumenschliches – nichts entgeht seinem klaren Blick und seiner Gabe, mit Sprache Neues und Überraschendes zu offenbaren. „In diesem Text ist nicht von Pappbechern die Rede. Nicht von Filterzigaretten, nicht von Vorverträgen, sogenannten Letters of Intent. Darüber hinaus, wer auf Beschreibungen von Klettverschlüssen aus ist, wird sie hier in diesem Text nicht finden. Ganz genauso unbefriedigt bleibt, wer etwas über Senf erwartet, Bundesligafußball oder Leseschwäche. Leider muß ich der Vollständigkeit halber auch allen, die sich Aufklärung erhoffen etwa über Für und Wider weitverzweigter Facebookfreundschaften, eine Absage erteilen und verkünden: Fehlananzeige.“
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Publisher: Open Road Media
A young Chinese woman falls in love with a Jewish man in nineteenth-century China in this evocative novel by the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Good Earth. In 1850s China, a young girl, Peony, is sold to work as a bondmaid for a rich Jewish family in Kaifeng. Jews have lived for centuries in this region of the country, but by the mid-nineteenth century, assimilation has begun taking its toll on their small enclave. When Peony and the family’s son, David, grow up and fall in love with one another, they face strong opposition from every side. Tradition forbids the marriage, and the family already has a rabbi’s daughter in mind for David. Long celebrated for its subtle and even-handed treatment of colliding traditions, Peony is an engaging coming-of-age story about love, identity, and the tragedy and beauty found at the intersection of two disparate cultures. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.
Free Days with George
Author: Colin Campbell
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Colin Campbell came back from a business trip to discover his wife of many years had moved out. No explanations. No second chances. He was in a spiral of depression and loneliness. A friend told him about a neglected 140-pound Newfoundland. Together the man and the dog-- now named George-- learned how to share a space, how to socialize, and most of all, how to overcome their bad experiences. And through surfing George and Colin began a life-altering adventure and a deep healing process that brought them back to life.
Author: Francisco Goya
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Splendid reproductions of works by one of the world's greatest portraitists, among them The Parasol, The Duchess of Alba, The Third of May, and The Maja Clothed, 12 more.
Author: Joakim Zander
Smart, gripping and urgent, the new blockbuster from the bestselling author of The Swimmer. Growing up poor, Yasmine vowed she would always protect her little brother from harm. She broke her promise on the day she left home, abandoning Fadi to his life in the Stockholm slums. Now, five years later, Yasmine still carries the guilt of leaving him behind. Then she hears a rumour that he is dead, killed by a US drone in Syria. What happened to turn her sweet-natured brother into one of the CIA's most wanted men? The answer will shock her. It will shock you too. *Now a top-ten bestseller in Germany*
Even when governments have no democratic basis, they are regarded as the sole representatives of their populations on the international plane and take important decisions on their behalf. It is therefore important that other voices can be heard in international fora alongside governments. NGOs have an increasingly important legal and political role and use several different avenues for their work, such as lodging cases before international courts and other bodies and participating in international meetings and conferences. This book explores these possibilities for the participation of NGOs in international law.
Author: Adalbert Stifter, Wendell W. Frye
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Set around the events of the succession struggle of 1142 in medieval Bohemia the main character, Witiko, the traditional founder of the Rosenberg Family, searches for the Right, finds it and his beloved, while never losing touch with the common folk. His quest is amid the panoramic backdrop of national Bohemian politics and history, with his fate paralleling that of the acknowledged rightful duke, Wladislaw, who is also seeking the path of justice. Witiko is considered one of the most significant German historical novels of the Nineteenth Century.
Author: Anne Girard
While working as a costumer at the famous Moulin Rouge, Eva Gouel catches the attention of Pablo Picasso and, drawn into this brilliant but eccentric artist's world, has a torrid affair that evolves into what will become the first great love of his life. Original.
Shit is Real
Author: Aisha Franz
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
A brokenhearted woman drifts into depression as she occupies her traveling neighbor's apartment in this graphic novel where base human desires and functions alternate with dreamlike symbolism to create a tension-filled tale of the nightmare that is modern life.
Author: Hans Fallada
Publisher: Melville House
Written in an encrypted notebook while incarcerated in a Nazi insane asylum and discovered after his death, The Drinker may be Hans Fallada’s most breathtaking piece of craftsmanship. It is an intense yet absorbing study of the descent into drunkenness by an intelligent man who fears he’s lost it all. *** This is a Hybrid Book. Melville House HybridBooks combine print and digital media into an enhanced reading experience by including with each title additional curated material called Illuminations — maps, photographs, illustrations, and further writing about the author and the book. The Melville House Illuminations are free with the purchase of any title in the HybridBook series, no matter the format. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Things We Never Said
Author: Susan Elliot Wright
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A powerful debut novel perfect for fans of Maggie O'Farrell. In 1964 Maggie wakes to find herself in a psychiatric ward, not knowing who she is or why she has been committed. She slowly begins to have memories of a storm and of a man called Jack and slowly the pieces of the past begin to come together… In 2008 Jonathan is struggling to put his differences with his parents aside to tell them he and his wife are expecting a baby, when a detective arrives to question him about crimes committed long ago... And as these two tales interweave, the secrets of the past, long kept hidden, start to come to light in unexpected and sometimes startling ways. The Things We Never Said is a powerful novel about fatherhood and motherhood; nature and nurture; cruelty and kindness; and mental breakdown. Written in beautiful, compelling prose, it is by turns revealing, witty and moving. Praise for The Things We Never Said: 'Passionate, intriguing and beautifully written, The Things We Never Said deserves to stand on the shelf next to Maggie O'Farrell's books. A powerful and talented new voice' Rachel Hore, bestselling author of A Gathering Storm 'If you love Maggie O'Farrell, you will love this' Veronica Henry,bestselling author of The Long Weekend 'A brave and moving story about how much can be lost and what happens next' Alison Moore, author of Booker-shortlisted The Lighthouse
Author: Deon Meyer
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
A riveting thriller from the acclaimed “King of South African crime” and the author of Blood Safari: “Deon Meyer is one of the unsung masters” (Michael Connelly). Deon Meyer is a world-class writer whose page-turning thrillers probe the social and racial complexities of his native country. In Cobra, a famous English mathematician is kidnapped and his two bodyguards are killed at a guest house in the beautiful wine country outside Cape Town. It’s clearly a professional hit, and the spent shell cases offer a chilling clue: Each is engraved with the head of a spitting cobra. Meanwhile, in the city, a skilled thief is using his talents to put his sister through college. But he picks the wrong pocket, grabbing the wallet of a young American woman delivering something very valuable and dangerous to South Africa. The thief not only becomes the target of the deadly hit man known as the Cobra, but unwittingly holds the key to stopping a deadly international threat. It’s up to Captain Benny Griessel and his elite investigation team to find the pickpocket and track down the Cobra as the novel hurtles toward a brilliant, heart-stopping finale on the suburban commuter trains. “Mr. Meyer, the leading thriller writer in his native country, traffics in crime-novel situations familiar the world over: drunken cops, charming robbers, dangerous murderers, sudden violence—and sometimes, issues of race.” —The Wall Street Journal
Wolf among Wolves
Author: Hans Fallada
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Wolf among Wolves is a sweeping saga of the collapse of a culture — its economy and government — and the common man’s struggle to survive it all. Set in Weimar Germany soon after Germany’s catastrophic loss of World War I, the story follows a young gambler, Wolfgang Pagel, who loses everything in Berlin, then flees the chaotic city, where worthless money and shortages are causing pandemonium. Once in the countryside, however, Pagel finds a defeated German army that has decamped there to foment insurrection. Somehow, amidst it all, he finds romance. Fast-moving as a thriller, fascinating as the best historical fiction, and with lyrical prose that packs a powerful emotional punch, Wolf among Wolves is an immensely absorbing work of literature.
Nightmare in Berlin
Author: Hans Fallada
"Available for the first time in English, here is an unforgettable portrayal by a master novelist of the physical and psychological devastation wrought in the homeland by Hitler's war. Late April, 1945. The war is over, yet Dr Doll, a loner and 'moderate pessimist', lives in constant fear. By night, he is haunted by nightmarish images of the bombsite in which he is trapped - he, and the rest of Germany. More than anything, he wishes to vanquish the demon of collective guilt, but he is unable to right any wrongs, especially in his position as mayor of a small town in north-east Germany that has been occupied by the Red Army. Dr Doll flees for Berlin, where he finds escape in a morphine addiction- each dose is a 'small death'. He tries to make his way in the chaos of a city torn apart by war, accompanied by his young wife, who shares his addiction. Fighting to save two lives, he tentatively begins to believe in a better future. Written with Fallada's distinctive power and vividness, Nightmare in Berlincaptures the demoralised and desperate atmosphere of post-war Germany in a way that has never been matched or surpassed."
Author: Deon Meyer
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks