The Velveteen Daughter: A Novel by Laurel Davis Huber

By Laurel Davis Huber

The Velveteen Daughter finds for the 1st time the real tale of 2 awesome ladies: Margery Williams Bianco, the writer of 1 of the main cherished kid's books of all time,The Velveteen Rabbit,and her daughter Pamela, a world-renowned baby prodigy artist whose reputation at one time drastically eclipses her mother's. yet famous person at such an early age exacts a very good toll. Pamela's goals elude her as she struggles with critical depressions, an overbearing father, an obsessive love affair, and a spectacularly erroneous marriage. all through, her lifestyles raft is her mother.

The glamorous paintings global of Europe and ny within the early twentieth century and a aiding solid of luminaries—Eugene O'Neill and his spouse Agnes (Margery's niece), Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and Richard Hughes, writer of A excessive Wind in Jamaica—provide a vibrant backdrop to the Biancos' tale. From the hole pages, the unconventional will captivate readee readers with its multifaceted and resonates with its multifaceted and illuminating observations on artwork, kin, and the implications of genius touched by means of madness.

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Beyond the Red Mountains by Greg Johnson

By Greg Johnson

Kelvin and Elizabeth grew up somewhere else, either taught that they have been the one humans to outlive the darkish Days; yet they begin to query their pasts after they pay attention unusual stories that recommend differently. whilst destiny brings them jointly, it creates extra questions than solutions: Will Kelvin discover adequate of the mysteries in time to unfastened his domestic from the evil guy who ideas it? by way of following an old map to the final resting position of the mysterious fourth founding father of Triopolis, he hopes that the knowledge he seeks should be printed. whilst an twist of fate forces Elizabeth to escape with Kelvin, they locate themselves on a direction that leads him domestic. in the course of their trip, they realize an historic race of people that have incredible powers over the flora and fauna. Will Elizabeth and Kelvin struggle off the evil that threatens their very own existence?

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The Island of Twilight by Mr. Bernard E. Smith II

By Mr. Bernard E. Smith II

Jeff, Joel, Jake, Josh, Andy, and Scott are in for the wildest journey in their younger lives with all of the unusual and weird twists and turns that their destinies have in shop for them. They face the main weird and wonderful flip of occasions that threaten their very lifestyles. Did they work out what used to be occurring or is whatever else going on?

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Hormiguero: 30 (Narrativas El Nadir) (Spanish Edition) by Margit Kafka

By Margit Kafka

“La vieja y oscura casa estaba impregnada de un sinfín de simpatías innombrables, excitantes, al salir de los angeles iglesia se cruzaban miradas delatoras, en el borde de los angeles pila de agua bendita las manos temblorosas se tocaban a hurtadillas, con los angeles ligereza del éter, cargadas de emociones inolvidables, y un encuentro informal en el pasillo, un saludo, una palabra susurrada tenía efectos para toda los angeles vida…” Hormiguero es uno de los textos más hermosos y precisos que describen l. a. vida inside de un convento y sus particulares laberintos de pasiones, rencillas, y luchas de poder. Además es posible vislumbrar en ella el mosaico de intereses, lenguas, etnias y cambios de fronteras que caracterizaron el atypical desmembramiento del Imperio Austrohúngaro, dentro de un microcosmos que efectivamente recuerda en su aislamiento y voluntad febril de trabajo, oración y disciplina a un hormiguero.

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Die Welt ohne Bleiziffer (German Edition) by Roland Scheerer

By Roland Scheerer

Roland Scheerer erzählt die Geschichte zweier Jugendfreunde, deren Lebenswege ineinander verwoben sind: Kordian schließt 1981 als Grundschüler während eines Jugoslawienurlaubs mit Bleiziffer eine Freundschaft, die sich zunächst in der heimischen Hallertau fortsetzt. Die Kinder verlieren sich dann jedoch aus den Augen.
Jahre später begegnet Kordian seinem Freund Bleiziffer auf dem gym und an der Universität wieder. Die Wege trennen sich erneut, als Kordian sich nach Polen aufmacht, um zurückgelassene Bücher von deutschen Vertriebenen zu erwerben. Bleiziffer hingegen verschlägt es nach einer gescheiterten Liebe nach Istrien, wo er ein Boot restaurieren will. Kordian hält Kontakt zu Bleiziffer, bis ihn eine unerwartete Nachricht aus Istrien erreicht und seine Pläne in Polen augenblicklich über den Haufen wirft.
Roland Scheerer knüpft ein feines Netz an Verbindungen: Die Lebenswege der beiden Freunde sind durch ihre Familienbeziehungen miteinander verflochten. Die persönlichen Entwicklungen werden vor den Hintergrund geschichtlicher Ereignisse wie des Jugoslawienkrieges, des polnischen Alltags nach der Wende oder der Studentenstreiks an bayerischen Universitäten in den 90er Jahren gestellt. In leichtem Erzählton, bei dem sich absurde Szenen und tiefsinnige Überlegungen abwechseln, führt der Autor seine beiden Protagonisten an verschiedene europäische Schauplätze. Die Fäden werden mehr und mehr zusammengezogen und münden schließlich in ein unerwartetes Ende.

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Laughter in the Wind by SL Harris

By SL Harris

Rebecca Wilcox’s interest concerning the disturbance of an outdated grave overcomes her worry of the cemetery’s recognition for being haunted. in the end, she’s in collage now. Armed with just a identify and a few dates, her seek leads her to sophomore Olivia Harmon.

Olivia is both interested by the grave and its occupant, yet it’s not only an workout in study to her. family members secrets—new and old—are buried in that grave. Used to hiding her sexuality to maintain the peace, Olivia balks at extra lies, and her already fractured kinfolk falls aside. Her friendship with Rebecca, notwithstanding, merely deepens.

Comforted and distracted by means of their emotions, Rebecca and Olivia may well even hand over their quest, till a last clue and a stunning revelation turns what they idea they knew the wrong way up.

SL Harris debuts with a love tale of 2 younger ladies trying to find solutions and discovering them in each one other.

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Après la lettre (Mon petit éditeur) (French Edition) by Marie-Claire Mir

By Marie-Claire Mir

« Les grands-parents sont morts, Papa est mort, quand Maman disparaîtra, plus personne ne pourra révéler l. a. véritable identité du père d'Antoine, le mystery de famille disparaîtra dans son essence même, plus personne ne pourra rien faire, rien dire, et ses filles et ses petits–enfants ne pourront jamais répondre à los angeles query des antécédents familiaux, des maladies héréditaires, du génie génétique et tout le toutim. » À l'occasion du décès de son père adoptif, Antoine apprend par sa mère le nom de son vrai père. Il décide de lui écrire. En attendant los angeles réponse, il essaie de reconstruire une histoire à laquelle vont contribuer, sans qu'il le sache, deux autres protagonistes. L'auteur juxtapose trois regards qui montrent que los angeles vérité sur les êtres n'est pas immuable. Encore une fois, Marie-Claire Mir nous suggest des personnages fouillés dans ce récit à trois voix qui discover avec beaucoup de sensibilité les ressources de l'écriture. Celle-ci pourra-t-elle sauver los angeles vie ?

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Brown Rice: A memoir by Ted Yabut Jr.

By Ted Yabut Jr.

Brown Rice is a memoir that reads like an adventure-humor-romance-thriller set in Philippines throughout the turbulent years of the Marcos dictatorship of the 60s and 70s. It’s a coming-of-age tale of Spike, who idolizes JFK, joins the fraternity of Marcos, and is looking for the lady a psychic claims could swap his existence.
Spike’s father is an adman who wrote a musical he desires to promote to Broadway. Spike’s mom is an artwork instructor suffering to elevate 8 little ones on a decent funds as her husband battles negative healthiness and prejudice for higher employment.
The backdrop of Manila within the 70s, pupil demonstrations, barricades, and tyranny places the reader in the course of the 1st region typhoon, the unrest and turmoil that preceded the statement of Martial legislations, the beginning of the Marcos dictatorship. The characters from highschool, collage and the fraternity who get entangled in Spike’s existence are humorous, real and unforgettable.
The tale begins in 1958 and builds in a cascading sequence of clash, fight and victory. The pages flip till the tumultuous and unforeseen finishing in 1980.

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Bluebird Song by Morrison Phelps

By Morrison Phelps

BLUEBIRD music is a narrative for adults who care approximately adolescence concerns, and feature the braveness to examine childrens in lockup.

Based on decades of educating incarcerated little ones, writer Morrison Phelps provides a unprecedented glimpse into the lives of younger felons and the adults who supervise them. advised from “inside the fence,” Bluebird music facilities on 5 unforgettable characters whose interplay is marked by way of darkish drama, secret, mounting stress and humor that levels from sophisticated to ribald. those tale components culminate in a fateful coup de grâce that may depart a few readers with a feeling of disappointment and resignation, whereas others will locate desire and concept.

The surroundings is the Pacific Northwest the place Cedar Grove Correctional Facility for Boys (not a precise position) operates a college for the inmates. one of the college there’s a veteran instructor who in the past used to be a tender idealist. yet now burned-out and disaffected he’s given up on “these dead-end kids.” strangely, he studies a metamorphosis of perspective with the arriving of a brand new boy who turns out to have a mysterious goal for being one of the others.

Artfully crafted, Bluebird tune is either heartwarming and tragic because it captures the power, humor, concepts, edgy habit and expressions of incarcerated youth.

Themes contain: coming of age, betrayal, predicament of religion and a point of view on near-death reviews that provides a distinction to present popular culture books in regards to the hereafter.

WRITTEN FOR grownup READERS, MATURE teens will also BE CAPTIVATED through THIS REVEALING check out THE LIVES OF SO-CALLED "BAD BOYS" AS THEY DO THEIR TIME.

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The Crimson Summer by Tyler Nichols

By Tyler Nichols

Love slashers like "Friday the 13th", "Sleepaway Camp", and "The Burning"? Then come trip to Camp Watanka as campers and counselors tackle a chance not like the other. Will they make it to the top of summer time or will they turn into simply one other victim?

Summers at Camp Watanka are by no means effortless. The structures are dilapidated and the warmth might be hot, yet for the teenage campers the best danger of all is the social minefield they need to endure.

Until this Summer.

When unusual disappearances begin taking place, the chance turns into lethal, turning the camp right into a struggle for survival. A struggle that few gets out of alive.

Told from the viewpoint of a unique camper or counselor every one bankruptcy, stick to their trip to find the secret in the back of Watanka, and no matter if they will develop into a hero or simply one other victim...

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