Bottomland

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ISBN: 9780802190246
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Number of pages: 336
Author: Michelle Hoover
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Download and read online Bottomland in PDF and EPUB At once intimate and sweeping, Bottomland follows the Hess family in the years after World War I, as they attempt to rid themselves of the Anti-German sentiment that left a stain on their name. But when the youngest two daughters vanish in the middle of the night, the family must piece together what happened while struggling to maintain their life on the unforgiving Iowa plains. In the weeks after Esther and Myrle’s disappearance, their siblings desperately search for them, through the stark farmlands to unfamiliar world of far-off Chicago. Have the girls run away to another farm? Have they gone to the city to seek a new life? Or were they abducted? Ostracized and misunderstood in their small town in the wake of the war, the Hesses fear the worst. Bottomland is a haunting story of pride, love, and betrayal, set among the rugged terrain of Iowa, the fields of war-torn Flanders, and the bustling Chicago streets. With exquisite lyricism, Michelle Hoover deftly examines the intrepid ways a person can forge a life of one's own despite the dangerous obstacles of prejudice and oppression.


Bottomland

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ISBN: 1515005151
Release Date: 2015-07-09
Number of pages: 440
Author: Trey Holt
Publisher:

Download and read online Bottomland in PDF and EPUB "Bottomland does for Franklin what Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil did for Savannah--it reveals the Gothic side of a quiet, picturesque Southern town." Based on actual events, Bottomland is the story of the murder of a young woman in Franklin, Tennessee. Set in 1953, it explores the social mores of the town itself and the personalities of all involved, from the townspeople, to the police, to the killers. Told from the perspective of a 17-year-old high school senior who has just fallen in love for the first time, Bottomland reflects Franklin's evolution from the Civil War through World War II and segregation, while chronicling the narrator's family history and coming of age. The story unfolds over the four day period during which the the body and the perpetrators remain unidentified. Bottomland unearths the mystery of a murder and subsequent sentencing that--while sensational in its time--is largely unknown today. "Holt's character-work is first-class, and his clever, authentic-sounding Southern dialogue is full of life and character... Beautiful, evocative descriptive passages drift through the narrative. He also has a great talent for quick, memorable character sketches... As a true-crime buff, I'd never heard of the real-life case this is based on before.... There is surprisingly little [that has been written about the case] beyond Holt's splendid book." --The Reader in the Tower


Sula

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ISBN: OCLC:74559917
Release Date: 1983
Number of pages: 194
Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher:

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Texas

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ISBN: 9780804151412
Release Date: 2014-01-21
Number of pages: 1472
Author: James A. Michener
Publisher: Dial Press

Download and read online Texas in PDF and EPUB Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener’s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America’s most affluent, diverse, and provocative states. Among his finely drawn cast of characters, emotional and political alliances are made and broken, as the loyalties established over the course of each turbulent age inevitably collapse under the weight of wealth and industry. With Michener as our guide, Texas is a tale of patriotism and statesmanship, growth and development, violence and betrayal—a stunning achievement by a literary master. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Texas “Fascinating.”—Time “A book about oil and water, rangers and outlaws, frontier and settlement, money and power . . . [James A. Michener] manages to make history vivid.”—The Boston Globe “A sweeping panorama . . . [Michener] grapples earnestly with the Texas character in a way that Texas’s own writers often don’t.”—The Washington Post Book World “Vast, sprawling, and eclectic in population and geography, the state has just the sort of larger-than-life history that lends itself to Mr. Michener’s taste for multigenerational epics.”—The New York Times


Die Farm

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ISBN: 9783641110253
Release Date: 2013-03-18
Number of pages: 464
Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Heyne Verlag

Download and read online Die Farm in PDF and EPUB Ein packender Familienroman In der staubigen Hitze von Arkansas wird ein neugieriger Siebenjähriger plötzlich mit der harten Realität des Lebens konfrontiert. Während Luke noch von Baseball träumt und heimlich die Erwachsenen belauscht, gerät er unvermutet in ein Drama um Liebe und Tod, in dem er selbst eine entscheidende Rolle spielt.


Oma l sst gr en und sagt es tut ihr leid

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ISBN: 9783104028071
Release Date: 2015-06-25
Number of pages: 464
Author: Fredrik Backman
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

Download and read online Oma l sst gr en und sagt es tut ihr leid in PDF and EPUB Der Nr.1-Bestseller und Lieblingsroman aus Schweden: phantasievoll, ergreifend und umwerfend witzig. Wieder ein ganz besonderes Leseerlebnis vom Autor von ›Ein Mann namens Ove‹, Fredrik Backman. Oma ist 77, Ärztin, Chaotin und treibt die Nachbarn in den Wahnsinn. Elsa ist 7, liebt Wikipedia und Superhelden und hat nur einen einzigen Freund: nämlich Oma. In Omas Märchen erlebt Elsa die aufregendsten Abenteuer. Bis Oma sie eines Tages auf die größte Suche ihres Lebens schickt – und zwar in der wirklichen Welt. »Die erste und inspirierendste Autorin meines Lebens war und ist Astrid Lindgren – ›Oma lässt grüßen und sagt, es tut ihr leid‹ ist auch eine Hommage an sie.« Fredrik Backman »Versprich mir, dass du mich noch liebhast, wenn du erfährst, wer ich gewesen bin. Und versprich mir, auf das Schloss aufzupassen. Und auf deine Freunde.« Oma zu Elsa »Dieses Buch ist ein Volltreffer, der einen zum Lachen und Weinen bringt. Auf dieses Abenteuer müssen Sie sich einfach einlassen – es ist wunderbar.« Expressen Söndag


In die Wildnis

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ISBN: 9783492957779
Release Date: 2013-02-18
Number of pages: 304
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Piper Verlag

Download and read online In die Wildnis in PDF and EPUB 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.



Futurematic

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ISBN: 3453863291
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 394
Author: William Gibson
Publisher:

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Die Abendr te im Westen

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ISBN: 9783644055612
Release Date: 2016-03-11
Number of pages: 448
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

Download and read online Die Abendr te im Westen in PDF and EPUB Ein an historische Ereignisse angelehnter Roman über die Indianerkriege und die amerikanische Expansion nach Westen, voller Gewalt und Grausamkeit; ein mythisches Weltuntergangsepos mit Bildern wie von Hieronymus Bosch. Hauptfigur ist ein vierzehnjähriger Junge, der 1850 nach Texas kommt und sich einer Bande marodierender Exsoldaten, Desperados und Abenteurer anschließt, die Komantschen, Apachen und friedliche Siedler abschlachten. «Das ist der Autor, an dem sich alle amerikanischen Autoren messen lassen müssen.» (The Guardian) «Der Roman ist großartig in seiner Sprachkraft und seinem Bilderreichtum, er ist grandios in seinen Landschaftsbeschreibungen, verstörend in seiner Darstellung nackter Gewalt.» (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) «McCarthy erzählt so spannend wie Joseph Conrad und so elegant wie William Faulkner.» (Der Spiegel) «Ich beneide alle Leser, die ihre erste Erfahrung mit der Prosa dieses Autors noch vor sich haben; es ist eine Erfahrung, als habe man die Welt bislang durch Milchglas betrachtet. McCarthys Sprache klärt den Blick.» (Klaus Modick, Süddeutsche Zeitung) «Das erinnert mich an das Beste von Thomas Pynchon. (...) Das größte Buch seit Faulkners ‹Als ich im Sterben lag›.» (Harold Bloom)


William Faulkner in Context

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ISBN: 9781316258507
Release Date: 2015-01-15
Number of pages:
Author: John T. Matthews
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online William Faulkner in Context in PDF and EPUB William Faulkner in Context explores the environment that conditioned Faulkner's creative work. This book provides a broad and authoritative framework that will help readers to better understand this widely read yet challenging writer. Each essay offers a critical assessment of Faulkner's work as it relates to such topics as genre, reception, and the significance of place. Although Faulkner dwelt in his native Mississippi throughout his life, his visits to cities like New Orleans, Paris, and Los Angeles profoundly shaped his early career. Inextricable from the dramatic upheavals of the twentieth century, Faulkner's writing was deeply affected by the Great War, the Great Depression, World War II, and the civil rights movement. In this volume, a host of renowned scholars shed light on this enigmatic writer and render him accessible to students and researchers alike.


Bucking the Sun

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ISBN: 9781439125342
Release Date: 2013-07-09
Number of pages: 416
Author: Ivan Doig
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Bucking the Sun in PDF and EPUB Bucking the Sun is the story of the Duff family, homesteaders driven from the Montana bottomland to work on one of the New Deal’s most audacious projects—the damming of the Missouri River. Through the story of each family member—a wrathful father, a mettlesome mother, and three very different sons, and the memorable women they marry—Doig conveys a sense of time and place that is at once epic in scope and rich in detail.


WE ALL HEAR VOICES

Filename: we-all-hear-voices.pdf
ISBN: 9781440132551
Release Date: 2009-04-15
Number of pages: 220
Author: Sam Taggart
Publisher: iUniverse

Download and read online WE ALL HEAR VOICES in PDF and EPUB Albert Lawrence Moon is a small-town guy with big-time dreams that never quite materialize. His only real asset is Moon's Bar and Grill in Gum Ridge, Arkansas. Even that business is struggling despite the busy racetrack across the street. But things at Moon's start to pick up after an odd fellow named Jack starts cooking for the joint. Jack's inexplicable ability and his passion for flavors and smells turn even the most ordinary dishes into magnificent creations and soon turns Moon's into the hottest eatery in town. But Jack is plagued by voices only he can hear, and when he takes medicine to make the voices go away, he can no longer cook. Owner and co-workers bond as their stories unfold against the backdrop of a little Southern greasy spoon. Mary Ann, the waitress who befriends Jack, is waiting for a tall-cotton cowboy to sweep her off her feet and far away from this town. Moon's newest get-rich-quick scheme threatens the cafe's business, and Jack sinks further into madness as the murmurs in his mind turn into loud, angry roars. Brimming with Southern flavor and peppered with quirky characters with their own unique challenges, We All Hear Voices serves up a tale of unlikely friendships and the human desire for happiness.


Journal of Mechanical Design

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ISBN: UOM:49015003176006
Release Date: 2007-07
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Alles ber Heather

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ISBN: 9783644001091
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Number of pages: 128
Author: Matthew Weiner
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

Download and read online Alles ber Heather in PDF and EPUB Mark und Karen Breakstone haben eine wunderbare Tochter. Ihr ganzes Dasein dreht sich nur um sie: Heather. Bobby Klasky ist in seinem miserablen Leben niemals Glück oder Liebe begegnet. Doch jetzt weiß Bobby, was er will: Heather. «Dieser kleine Roman ist eine Sensation! Dabei ist es das klassische Rezept des Noir: der kurze Schritt über die Klippe und der Sturz in eine Hölle der Gleichgültigkeit. Eine teuflische Geschichte, die man in einem einzigen Atemzug lesen muss.» JAMES ELLROY «Eine Tour de Force an kontrolliertem Stil und messerscharfer Psychologie. Der Anatomenblick und die stupende Kombination aus Mitgefühl und Gnadenlosigkeit erinnern mich an Flaubert und Richard Yates, die extreme Schlusspointe an Muriel Spark in ihren dunkelsten Momenten. Ich konnte das Buch nicht aus der Hand legen.» MICHAEL CHABON