New PDF release: Kid on the River, Revised Edition

By Dean Nichols

slim escapes, hilarious predicaments, and grim failures are all a part of the wealthy and sundry studies of a tender tugboat captain at the Columbia River throughout the period among the grand outdated sternwheelers and the multi-thousand horsepower tugboats of at the present time. the writer had captured the buzz of this episode in his lifestyles and provided it in an off-the-cuff demeanour that may attract a large audience.

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New PDF release: Der Fremde von Hallig Rüge (German Edition)

By Helga Panitzky

Gierig schlagen die Wellen auf das Deck des, kleinen Kutters und drohen ihn in die Tiefe zu ziehen. Die stürmische Nordsee bleckt ihre Zähne. Mit letzter Kraft steuert Lars Petersen auf die weit vor ihm tosende Brandung zu, die er zeitweilig, wenn der Kutter auf einer Welle reitet, erkennen kann.
So beginnt der Halligroman, den die Autorin Helga Panitzky veröffentlicht hat.
"Der Fremde von Hallig Rüge", ein Schicksalsroman, der sich irgendwo im Wattenmeer auf einer kleinen Hallig abspielt, zeigt in dramatischer Weise den Lebensweg von Lars Petersen, Seemann aus Hamburg, der von einer Sturmflut überrascht wird und dem der „Blanke Hans", die stürmische Nordsee, sein gesamtes Hab und intestine nimmt.
Sein Glück, regelrecht auf eine kleine Hallig gespült und gerettet zu werden, bezahlt er mit der Auseinandersetzung mit der Gesellschaftsstruktur auf den nordfriesischen Inseln und der Enge des Lebensraumes, ohne die Möglichkeit, fliehen zu können. Wer die Liebe zum einfachen Leben und den Norden liebt, kommt hier voll auf seine Kosten.
Haß und Liebe, Schuld und Sühne, menschliche Eigenschaften, die so alt sind wie die Menschheit selbst, kommen in diesem Roman voll zum Tragen.
Kommentar:
Dieser Halligroman ergab sich auf einer Reise nach Hallig Hooge. Ich weiß noch genau, als ich aus dem Zubringer an Land ging, schoss mir sogleich der Gedanke durch den Kopf, du schreibst von den Halligen einen Roman. Zuhause angekommen setze ich mich sofort an den Rechner und notierte, used to be ich auf meiner Reise erlebt hatte. Heraus kam ein Drama, spannender als ein normaler Krimi. Durch meine Fähigkeit, Menschen genau zu beobachten, sind die Figuren des Romans äußerst lebensnah dargestellt.
„Der Fremde von Hallig Rüge“ ist eine packende Lektüre, passend zur Jahreszeit.
Zur details: Ein Roman dieser Größenordnung und dieses Genres erfordert sorgfältige Recherchen, die in diesem Fall etwa 1 Jahr gedauert haben. (Nicht das Schreiben und das Herstellen dazugerechnet!)

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New PDF release: Van vader op zoon (Clifton) (Dutch Edition)

By Jeffrey Archer,Joost van der Meer,William Oostendorp

Vlak voor het uitbreken van de Tweede Wereldoorlog neemt Harry Clifton dienst bij de marine om te ontsnappen aan de familiegeheimen en zijn teleurstelling dat hij nooit met Emma Barrington zal kunnen trouwen. Bij een schermutseling met de Duitsers op de Atlantische Oceaan wordt zijn schip tot zinken gebracht en slechts een handjevol overlevenden wordt opgepikt door een Amerikaans cruiseschip. Als Tom Bradshaw, een van Harry’s officieren, diezelfde nacht alsnog sterft, grijpt Harry zijn kans en neemt diens identiteit aan.

 

Bij aankomst in manhattan beseft Harry dat hij een grote fout heeft gemaakt. De problemen die Tom Bradshaw bij zijn vertrek achterliet, konden wel eens veel groter zijn dan die van hemzelf, en Harry heeft geen enkele mogelijkheid meer zijn ware identiteit te bewijzen.

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Read e-book online Sandokan: A Novel (The Contemporary Art of the Novella) PDF

By Nanni Balestrini,Antony Shugaar

I'm by no means coming again to my domestic town.

A significant Italian author’s story of transforming into up with Italy’s so much brutal legal company, the Camorra.

This remarkable novella relies on first-hand study of the Camorra, an Italian prepared crime community extra strong and violent than the Mafia. it really is the brutal association that used to be lately uncovered through Roberto Saviano, either in his great non-fiction account and the movie version. Saviano, because it seems, first interviewed Camorra participants whereas operating as a learn assistant to Nanni Balestrini, gathering the tales that may develop into Sandokan.

notwithstanding fiction, Sandokan is horribly, devastatingly actual. The narrator is a resigned sufferer of the Camorra. The Camorra contributors are his acquaintances, and he provides an uncompromising description of an international lower than savage profession, the genuine blend of backwardness, violence, and ambition that locks small-town southern Italy below the keep watch over of prepared crime. it truly is probably the most significant and riveting books to were produced via Italian literature of modern years, by way of one in every of Italy’s most important authors.

The modern artwork of the Novella sequence is designed to spotlight paintings through significant authors from world wide. In such a lot situations, as with Imre Kertész, it showcases paintings by no means sooner than released; in others, books are reprised that are meant to by no means have long gone out of print. it's meant that the sequence characteristic many recognized authors and a few fascinating new discoveries. And as with the unique sequence, The paintings of the Novella, each one booklet is a fantastically packaged and cheap quantity intended to have fun the shape and its practitioners.

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Download PDF by Phong Nguyen: The Adventures of Joe Harper

By Phong Nguyen

The Adventures of Joe Harper selections up the place The Adventures of Tom Sawyer leaves off. two decades after plundering with Tom, Joe Harper is a failed pirate became vagabond, wandering looking for the fitting collapse which to die. What he reveals as an alternative is a philosophizing chinese language railroad employee and an Amish lady fleeing a pressured marriage—a surrogate relations that bonds over their hobo adventures. whilst the 3 are arrested and compelled to paintings on a sequence gang, their slender break out earns them a robust enemy, till they're rescued via Tom Sawyer… who simply should be the best chance they’ve confronted but. encouraged via Twain’s storytelling, Phong Nguyen expertly inspires the liked global of Tom Sawyer and extends Twain’s savvy statement to the struggles of chinese language american citizens, ladies, and outcasts in Reconstruction America.

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New PDF release: Carla Rising

By Topper Sherwood

Based on a real story

The tale of Carla emerging follows the injustice and violence persisted by way of a true neighborhood of coal miners within the Nineteen Twenties. This rugged band stands as much as callous industrialists and corrupt legislation­ enforcement officers to win first rate operating stipulations, reasonable pay and bigger regard for human life.

 

Carla emerging unearths herself stuck among rival leaders in a employees’ uprising opposed to the brutal regime of a corrupt county sheriff and the Sovereign Coal Company.

The conniving Sheriff Riley Gore makes use of his strike­breaking police to implement authoritarian rule throughout a mountainous panorama of small mining groups. while hundreds of thousands of staff choose to strike, the atrocities increase, compelling Carla to develop into extra deeply concerned. Her selection to hitch 10,000 offended coal miners on an armed march opposed to the sheriff is as a lot a private selection as a political one, favoring one guy and his principles over the other.

The clash eventually attracts the involvement of the U.S. military, whose leaders threaten to take advantage of their latest bombing planes to place a brief finish to the strength struggle if Carla and the miners don’t again down....

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The Queen's Prophet - download pdf or read online

By Dawn Patitucci

Inspired by means of Velázquez’s baroque masterpiece, Las Meninas, The Queen’s Prophet is an imagined account of the dwarfess Maribarbola of Spain (featured prominently in Velázquez’s portray) and her fight for survival and self-determination at a time while dwarfs have been saved by means of aristocracy as pets, prophets, and solid good fortune charms.

When the Countess of Walther dies at her German property, her dependable dwarfess Maria-Barbara is pressured to paintings as a prophet for a touring magician, who betrays her through promoting her to the Queen of Spain. on the royal court docket in Madrid, Mari reveals herself in a weird and wonderful, enchanted global, a society culturally best suited yet intellectually remoted. There she turns into Maribarbola, prophet to the Queen, and, her survival at stake, endeavors to outsmart the Spaniards.

Mari's wits and loyalties are verified as she turns into embroiled in palace intrigue along the politically embattled Queen. while Mari's rigorously schemed prophecies dazzle all of Spain, she and the Queen climb to dizzying heights of strength, a spot as intoxicating because it is risky. yet at the same time Mari survives and prospers on the Spanish court docket, the lack of identification she suffers from dwelling a lie makes her query even if she is admittedly surviving at all.

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Read e-book online The King's Sisters PDF

By Sarah Kennedy

it truly is now 1542 and one other queen, Catherine Howard, has been beheaded for adultery. even though younger Prince Edward is prospering, and the road of Tudor succession turns out safe, the king falls right into a deep depression and questions the religion and loyalty of these round him. Catherine has came upon herself in a different place as a married former nun. Now she is a prosperous widow. She has childrens, a boy who has effectively joined the younger prince’s family and a daughter who lives along with her at Richmond Palace, domestic to Henry’s cast-off fourth spouse, Anne of Cleves, now specific “The King’s cherished Sister.” Catherine additionally enjoys the attentions of widower Benjamin Davies, and within the festive courtroom surroundings, she has furtively indulged her ardour for him. yet England has replaced back. Anne of Cleves hopes for reinstatement as queen—until questions come up concerning the funds of the homes she retains. Catherine, as one of many king’s “reformed sisters,” is singled out, simply as she realizes that she is wearing a 3rd baby. The King’s Sisters explores the Tudor courtroom less than an getting older Henry VIII. He now has a son and inheritor, yet his daughters stay gamers within the political intrigues. The go and the Crown sequence follows the very inner most Catherine as she is thrust into the scheming. She is expert adequate to serve a former queen . . . yet this can be the very caliber that endangers her future.

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New PDF release: Belle City

By Penny Mickelbury

This interracial, intergenerational saga of affection, land and loss is informed from the disparate views of Ruth Thatcher, who's Black, and Jonas Thatcher, who's White, and spans approximately a century. the tale starts in 1917 while Ruth and Jonas are farm kids and results in 2005 as their descendants fight to solve and comprehend the legacies of this star-crossed pair. in the course of the process their lifetimes, Ruth and Jonas-- and their respective families-- have advanced and eventually have prospered, however it is left for his or her descendants to come back to grips with the long-unacknowledged fact that the 2 households are literally one.

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New PDF release: Here And There: A Novel

By Geraldine Boyce

Newlywds Jenny and Harry Sanders arrive in the United States, Harry's place of birth, after their marriage ceremony in England, the place Jenny grew
up. it's the overdue forties. they're nonetheless younger, and nonetheless lower than the effect in their mom and dad, either in the US and in England, therefore starts off a
marriage that lasts via many years. Jenny and Harry settle in Cascade, California, an prosperous suburb of San Francisco. They bring up youngsters, for
lasting friendships, and input center age. Crises come up, yet love prevails. After Harry's dying Jenny faces widowhood as a mature, strong,
American woman.

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