New PDF release: Catalina (German Edition)

By Markus Orths

was once, wenn ein Mädchen sich entscheidet, als Mann zu leben? Ihre Haare abschneidet, Männerkleidung trägt und ihr Verhalten der neuen Rolle anpaßt? used to be, wenn sie die fremde Identität mit der Zeit immer mehr verinnerlicht? "Ganz von vorn beginnen, ein neuer Mensch, selber zusammengenäht, selber gestrickt in der Finsternis."

Catalina: Das ist die Geschichte von Catalina de Erauso, die im 17. Jahrhundert lebte, eine schmale Autobiographie hinterließ und ein unglaubliches Leben führte. Markus Orths erfindet dieses Leben noch einmal neu: packend, rasant, kenntnisreich und voll unglaublicher Ereignisse und Wendungen.
An einem strahlend blauen "Sonnenregentag" in San Sebastián wird Catalina als sechstes und letztes style von María Pérez de Galarraga y Arce geboren. Ihr zehn Jahre älterer Bruder Miguel, zu dem Catalina eine innige Beziehung entwickelt, entfacht in ihr eine Sehnsucht nach der Neuen Welt: die Silberminen Potosís, der damals reichsten Stadt Südamerikas, größer noch als Paris, Rom oder London.
Als Miguel die Familie für immer verläßt und nach Potosí aufbricht, hat Catalina nur noch einen Wunsch: "Ihm hinterherfahren! schwor sie, und etwas Neues füllte sie aus, etwas, an das sie sich klammern konnte, von nun an, für immer, etwas, an das sie mit Besessenheit glauben konnte, ein Ziel, ein Sinn, eine Aufgabe."
Und was once sie auf dem Weg von San Sebastián nach Neu-Spanien, Chile und Peru erlebt, ist die atemberaubende Geschichte einer verzweifelten Suche nach dem anderen, die zugleich die Suche nach sich selbst ist.

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New PDF release: Sleeping Above Chaos: A Black Mountain Novel

By Ann Hite

think the connection triangle from "East of Eden" and set it deep within the Appalachian Mountains. upload a number of ghosts, a very good degree of disorder, and a complete lot of twists and turns, and you have got Ann Hite's new Black Mountain novel, drowsing ABOVE CHAOS. Hite's fourth novel returns to Swannanoa hole, a small city on the foot of Black Mountain, and introduces new characters whereas revisiting a few favorites from her earlier novels.

Buster and Lee Wright are the sons of Swannanoa Gap's sheriff. Their personalities could not be extra contrary and those transformations deliver conflicts that won't be resolved.

Ella Ruth Allen was once born on Black Mountain. Her mama, a urban woman, runs off with one other guy, leaving the two-year-old Ella Ruth at the back of with Paul Allen, her father. He in flip in a timely fashion dumps terrible Ella Ruth on her grandparents' farm to be raised through Grandmother Allen, a lady who has an severe dislike for her wild, runaway daughter-in-law.

Hite weaves a ghost tale all through each one of her novels and this one is not any assorted. Ella Ruth follows a haint into the woods close to the farm and stumbles onto her family members background. while her existence crosses paths with Buster and Lee Wright, fireworks explode.

The reader will commute to a ranch in Montana, to Pearl Harbor, and to the shores of Normandy on D-Day, whereas looking at the forged of characters plow through international struggle II, rising into adulthoods which might weigh heavy on anyone's shoulders. the tale ends because the Civil Rights move ignites.

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The Firedrake: A Novel by Cecelia Holland PDF

By Cecelia Holland

In The Firedrake, an Irish mercenary knight within the 11th century, in a relentless own conflict with the remainder of the realm, joins William of Normandy for the invasion of britain. There at Hastings he has to select from strength and wealth, and his own demons of delight and honor. The New York Times called Cecelia Holland “a literary phenomenon” in its evaluation of this publication, spotting a stellar artistic success by means of a tender author in her first released work.

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Zelaldinus: A Masque - download pdf or read online

By Irwin Allan Sealy

On a camel’s again hill past Agra stands a redstone fort altogether assorted from the white marble Taj Mahal. Fatehpur Sikri is the capital Akbar equipped to honour the saint who foretold the delivery of his first son. within the internal courtroom of the king’s palace is a wide stone terrace with a chequered trend that resembles a online game board. right here, money owed say, Akbar performed one of those chess utilizing human items from his harem of 3 hundred. Costumed in a variety of guises, his girls might have provided full of life masques upon this stage.

Zelaldinus mounts this kind of festival, glittering and fantastical, the place prior and current, nobles and commoners, background and fiction rub shoulders. Its number of verse and prose varieties evoke the carnival spirit of a masque. Underlying the depiction of a wealthy and sundry courtroom lifestyles at Sikri are reflections on kingship, a meditation on fathers and sons, and a plot inside a plot that tells a crackling tale of affection around the Pakistan border—while via all of it strides the nimble ghost of Akbar himself. Jalaluddin (Zelaldinus) Akbar.

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Download e-book for kindle: San Fran '60s: Stories of the Hippies, the Summer of Love, by M. W. Jacobs

By M. W. Jacobs

For the 50th anniversary of the summer season of affection, "San Fran '60s" and its sequel "More San Fran '60s" are actually mixed in a single quantity,
"San Fran ‘60s: tales of the Hippies, the summer season of affection, & San Francisco, Volumes 1 & 2." Plus a brand new tale has been additional that has no longer formerly seemed at any place, the longest within the assortment, “The Land,” in regards to the back-to-the-land circulate of the ‘70s. after all, there were memoirs and histories, yet this choice of autobiographical brief tales is the one time the units of literary fiction were utilized by a player to place you there, dwelling it.

The issues of a lot of those brief tales are these of rock ‘n roll, and the constitution of the gathering is modular; that's, the entire tales are interconnected, but each one is self-contained, to allow them to be learn in any order. therefore, even the constitution of the gathering expresses that period. additionally, instead of have a side of a bigger over-arching tale in every one brief tale, every one is invested up to attainable with the total of that San Fran ‘60s event, so the complete is in every one half.

The tales diversity in tone from comedian to harrowing to lyrical. total, "San Fran '60s" is darker, edgier, and extra intimate than something at the topic earlier than. as well as the needful intercourse, medications, and rock 'n roll, there's homicide, insanity, and God. one of many murders formally ended the summer time of affection. Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and William Burroughs make an appearances. LSD and unfastened love, Haight-Ashbury and the Hell's Angels, the Hip and the instantly, it is all in those stories.

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1965: Rue de Grenelle (German Edition) by J. R. Bechtle PDF

By J. R. Bechtle

Politische Intrigen, eine unmögliche Liebe und ein gefährliches Geheimnis führen den Leser in das dunkle Labyrinth des unterirdischen Paris des Jahres 1965.

Oktober 1965: Steffen träumt von einem Studium an der renommierten Grand École technological know-how Po in Paris. Für die Aufnahmeprüfung reist der Münchner in die französische Hauptstadt zu seinem Freund André, der ein großes Appartement in der Rue de Grenelle bewohnt. In diesem mit vergilbten Häkeldecken und Brokatvorhängen ausstaffiertem Reich, das André von seiner Tante, einer Gräfin, geerbt hat, scheint die Zeit stillzustehen. André jedoch ist wie ausgewechselt: Anstatt zu studieren, arbeitet er mit fieberhaftem Eifer an einem streng geheimen Projekt: eine Karte des berüchtigten Pariser Untergrunds. Feine Linien markieren uralte Wege und Stollen, in denen im zweiten Weltkrieg Widerstandskämpfer und vom Naziregime Verfolgte Zuflucht fanden. Und Steffen trifft Sarah, eine Jüdin, in die er sich Hals über Kopf verliebt. Als André auf offener Straße von einem unbekannten Angreifer attackiert wird und immer neue unbekannte Gesichter in seiner Wohnung auftauchen, ahnt Steffen, dass die Karte einem Verbrechen dienen soll. Die Ereignisse überschlagen sich und führen Steffen in den Pariser Untergrund. Verloren im dunklen Geflecht der feuchten Gänge, wird ihm klar, er hat sich weit vorgewagt, vielleicht zu weit. Doch als kein Weg mehr zurückführt, hat er mit einem Mal ein klares Ziel vor Augen.

Auf spannende Weise lässt J. R. Bechtle das Paris der 60er Jahre auferstehen. In lebendigen Szenen erzählt er von verdeckten politischen Intrigen, der Arbeit von Geheimdiensten und einer Liebe gegen alle Widerstände, die den Helden in ein weitverzweigtes Netz an Geheimnissen vordringen lässt.

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The Time of the Goats - download pdf or read online

By Luan Starova,Christina E. Kramer

It’s the past due Nineteen Forties in Skopje, Yugoslavia, within the serious 12 months resulting in Tito’s holiday with Stalin. driven to go away mountain villages to develop into the recent proletariat in city factories, a flood of peasants crowds into Skopje—and with them, all in their goats. being affected by starvation, Skopje’s electorate welcome the rookies. yet municipal leaders are confronted with a trouble while the primary executive concerns an order calling for the slaughter of the country’s goat inhabitants. With meals so scarce, will they conceal the outlawed animals? Or will they agree to the edict and suffer the chew of hunger?

    The Time of the Goats is the second one novel in Luan Starova’s acclaimed multivolume Balkan saga. It follows the most characters from My Father’s Books and the tragicomic occasions in their lives in Skopje because the narrator’s highbrow father and the top goatherd develop into pals. As neighborhood officers clumsily perform absurd regulations, Starova conveys the bonds of knowing and mutual help that shape in Skopje’s poorest neighborhoods. without delay historic and allegorical, folkloric and marvelous, The Time of the Goats attracts lyrically on Starova’s personal childhood.

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Rink van der Velde,Henry J. Baron's The Trap PDF

By Rink van der Velde,Henry J. Baron

Published initially within the Netherlands as De Fûke, in 1966, The Trap, a brief struggle novel in keeping with a true incident, tells the tale of a Netherlands fisherman whose cottage at the lake turns into a shelter should you want a hiding position. at some point his basically son is stuck via the Germans, and the fisherman needs to make a selection among cooperation and resistance.

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