Hannah's War

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Hannah's War

Hannah's War

  • Author : Jan Eliasberg
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 304
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03

A "mesmerizing" re-imagination of the final months of World War II (Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network), Hannah's War is an unforgettable love story about an exceptional woman and the dangerous power of her greatest discovery. Berlin, 1938. Groundbreaking physicist Dr. Hannah Weiss is on the verge of the greatest discovery of the 20th century: splitting the atom. She understands that the energy released by her discovery can power entire cities or destroy them. Hannah believes the weapon's creation will secure an end to future wars, but as a Jewish woman living under the harsh rule of the Third Reich, her research is belittled, overlooked, and eventually stolen by her German colleagues. Faced with an impossible choice, Hannah must decide what she is willing to sacrifice in pursuit of science's greatest achievement. New Mexico, 1945. Returning wounded and battered from the liberation of Paris, Major Jack Delaney arrives in the New Mexican desert with a mission: to catch a spy. Someone in the top-secret nuclear lab at Los Alamos has been leaking encoded equations to Hitler's scientists. Chief among Jack's suspects is the brilliant and mysterious Hannah Weiss, an exiled physicist lending her talent to J. Robert Oppenheimer's mission. All signs point to Hannah as the traitor, but over three days of interrogation that separate her lies from the truth, Jack will realize they have more in common than either one bargained for. Hannah's War is a thrilling wartime story of loyalty, truth, and the unforeseeable fallout of a single choice.

"A triumphantly moving book." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review Hannah dreads going to her family's Passover Seder—she's tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she's transported to a Polish village in the year 1942. Why is she there, and who is this "Chaya" that everyone seems to think she is? Just as she begins to unravel the mystery, Nazi soldiers come to take everyone in the village away. And only Hannah knows the unspeakable horrors that await. A critically acclaimed novel from multi-award-winning author Jane Yolen. "[Yolen] adds much to understanding the effects of the Holocaust, which will reverberate throughout history, today and tomorrow." —SLJ, starred review "Readers will come away with a sense of tragic history that both disturbs and compels." —Booklist Winner of the National Jewish Book Award An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists"

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In Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature. #1 New York Times Instant Bestseller (February 2018) A People “Book of the Week” Buzzfeed’s “Most Anticipated Women’s Fiction Reads of 2018” Seattle Times’s “Books to Look Forward to in 2018” Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. Cora will do anything for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. Thirteen-year-old Leni, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, has little choice but to go along, daring to hope this new land promises her family a better future. In a wild, remote corner of Alaska, the Allbrights find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the newcomers’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources. But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own.

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In her bestselling novels Kristin Hannah has plumbed the depths of friendship, the loyalty of sisters, and the secrets mothers keep. Now, in her most emotionally powerful story yet, she explores the intimate landscape of a troubled marriage with this provocative and timely portrait of a husband and wife, in love and at war. All marriages have a breaking point. All families have wounds. All wars have a cost. . . . Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life---children, careers, bills, chores---even as their twelve-year marriage is falling apart. Then an unexpected deployment sends Jolene deep into harm's way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls. As a mother, it agonizes Jolene to leave her family, but as a solider she has always understood the true meaning of duty. In her letters home, she paints a rose-colored version of her life on the front lines, shielding her family from the truth. But war will change Jolene in ways that none of them could have foreseen. When tragedy strikes, Michael must face his darkest fear and fight a battle of his own---for everything that matters to his family. At once a profoundly honest look at modern marriage and a dramatic exploration of the toll war takes on an ordinary American family, Home Front is a story of love, loss, heroism, honor, and ultimately, hope.

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"The Bestselling Hardcover Novel of the Year."--Publishers Weekly From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them. “My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family.” Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows. By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive. In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family. The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it—the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

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Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn't know her mother? From the author of the smash-hit bestseller Firefly Lane and True Colors comes Kristin Hannah's powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. As children, the only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last time—and all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of Anya's life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five decades ago. Alternating between the past and present, Meredith and Nina will finally hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother's life, and what they learn is a secret so terrible and terrifying that it will shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are.

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The years-long New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Best Historical Novel that is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page” (O, The Oprah Magazine)—soon to be a major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks starring Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, and Alicia Vikander, and directed by Derek Cianfrance. After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them. “Elegantly rendered…heart-wrenching…beautifully drawn” (USA TODAY), The Light Between Oceans is a gorgeous debut novel, not soon to be forgotten.

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New edition with foreword by Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu: “How extraordinary that this humble suitcase has enabled children all over the world to learn through Hana’s story the terrible history of what happened and that it continues to urge them to heed the warnings of history.” In the spring of 2000, Fumiko Ishioka, the curator of a small Holocaust education centre for children in Tokyo, received a very special shipment for an exhibit she was planning. She had asked the curators at the Auschwitz museum if she could borrow some artifacts connected to the experience of children at the camp. Among the items she received was an empty suitcase. From the moment she saw it, Fumiko was captivated by the writing on the outside that identified its owner – Hana Brady, May 16, 1931, Waisenkind (the German word for orphan). Children visiting the centre were full of questions. Who was Hana Brady? Where did she come from? What was she like? How did Hana become an orphan? What happened to her? Fueled by the children’s curiosity and her own need to know, Fumiko began a year of detective work, scouring the world for clues to the story of Hana Brady. Writer Karen Levine follows Fumiko in her search through history, from present-day Japan, Europe and North America back to 1938 Czechoslovakia and the young Hana Brady, a fun-loving child with a passion for ice skating. Together with Fumiko, we learn of Hana’s loving parents and older brother, George, and discover how the family’s happy life in a small town was turned upside down by the invasion of the Nazis. Based on an award-winning CBC documentary, Hana’s Suitcase takes the reader on an incredible journey full of mystery and memories, which come to life through the perspectives of Fumiko, Hana and later Hana’s brother, who now lives in Canada. Photographs and original wartime documents enhance this extraordinary story that bridges cultures, generations and time. Ideal for young readers aged 9 and up. Hana’s Suitcase is part of the award-winning Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers.

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Winner of the PEN/Malamud Award, Airships is a “strong, original, tragic and funny” story collection of “the creative Southern tradition” (Alfred Kazin). One of the most revered short story collections of the past fifty years, Airships remains a vital text in the history of the American short story. The award-winning contemporary classic features twenty wildly original, exuberant, often hilarious stories that celebrate the universal peculiarities of the new American South—a land of high school band contests where good old boys from Vicksburg are reunited in Vietnam, and petty nostalgia and the incessant pain of disappointed love prevail in spite of our worst efforts. Hailed by none other than Larry McMurtry as “the best young writer to appear in the South since Flannery O’Connor,” Barry Hannah’s immense storytelling gifts are on striking display in this essential work. “Hannah takes fiction by surprise—scenes, shocks, sounds and amazements: an explosive but meticulous originality.” —Cynthia Ozick

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Vivid, universal, and emotionally complex, Kristin Hannah's Night Road raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness. "A rich, multilayered reading experience, and an easy recommendation for book clubs." —Library Journal (starred review) Life comes down to a series of choices. To hold on... To let go...to forget...to forgive... Which road will you take? For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children's needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia's best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. Jude does everything to keep her kids out of harm's way. But senior year of high school tests them all. It's a dangerous, explosive season of drinking, driving, parties, and kids who want to let loose. And then on a hot summer's night, one bad decision is made. In the blink of an eye, the Farraday family will be torn apart and Lexi will lose everything. In the years that follow, each must face the consequences of that single night and find a way to forget...or the courage to forgive. Vivid, universal, and emotionally complex, Night Road raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness. It is a luminous, heartbreaking novel that captures both the exquisite pain of loss and the stunning power of hope. This is Kristin Hannah at her very best, telling an unforgettable story about the longing for family, the resilience of the human heart, and the courage it takes to forgive the people we love. "You cannot read Night Road and not be affected by the story and the characters. The total impact of the book will stay with you for days to come after it is finished." —The Huffington Post

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After Papa loses his job during the Depression, Hannah’s family moves to rural Minnesota, where she is the only Jewish child in her class. When her teacher tries to arrange carpools for a Saturday class picnic, Hannah is upset. Her Jewish family is observant, and she knows she cannot ride on the Sabbath. What will she do? A lovely story of friendship and community.

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Returning to Pleasant Valley gives a widow a much-needed chance at a new life. But now she must decide if she truly belongs in the Amish world... Unexpected tragedy has left Hannah without her soldier husband and a home for her baby son, Jamie. Seeking refuge, she comes to live with her aunt in Pleasant Valley, a place she hasn’t seen since childhood, when her parents left the Mennonite faith. Working in her aunt’s bakery is a way for Hannah to get back on her feet, but she isn’t sure if she can live by tradition—or if she and Jamie should stay for good. She finds an unexpected sympathetic listener in furniture maker William Brand. His stutter makes him feel like a permanent outsider in his Amish community, and he understands her loneliness. Hannah is irresistibly drawn to the shy, caring William, and her education in speech therapy makes it natural for her to want to help him speak more easily. But how can she encourage his attention when she might someday leave Pleasant Valley, and when her father-in-law, a military officer, is scheming to take Jamie away from her? As William seeks the courage to stand up for the woman who believes in him, Hannah must decide where her true home lies—in the free, ever-changing world she knows, or in the simpler, loving community she’s found...

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WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes. "The literary event of the year." —The Guardian "The international literary event of the season." —Globe and Mail "It’s terrifying and exhilarating." —Judges of the Booker Prize 2019

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The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust, from the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative—an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century.

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Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – cold and unkind. In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she's missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: a girl who is in foster care; an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means "family" in Kek's native language. As Kek awaits word of his mother's fate, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country. Bestselling author Katherine Applegate presents a beautifully wrought novel about an immigrant's journey from hardship to hope. Home of the Brave is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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"Infused with page-turning suspense, bittersweet romance, shocking twists, and tragic turns, Sterling has written a standout debut." --Dana Mele, author of People Like Us Hannah's a witch, but not the kind you're thinking of. She's the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts, her magic is a secret she has to keep to herself. If she's ever caught using it in front of a Reg (read: non-witch), she could lose it. For good. So, Hannah spends most of her time avoiding her ex-girlfriend (and fellow Elemental Witch) Veronica, hanging out with her best friend, and working at the Fly by Night Cauldron selling candles and crystals to tourists, goths, and local Wiccans. But dealing with her ex is the least of Hannah's concerns when a terrifying blood ritual interrupts the end-of-school-year bonfire. Evidence of dark magic begins to appear all over Salem, and Hannah's sure it's the work of a deadly Blood Witch. The issue is, her coven is less than convinced, forcing Hannah to team up with the last person she wants to see: Veronica. While the pair attempt to smoke out the Blood Witch at a house party, Hannah meets Morgan, a cute new ballerina in town. But trying to date amid a supernatural crisis is easier said than done, and Hannah will have to test the limits of her power if she's going to save her coven and get the girl, especially when the attacks on Salem's witches become deadlier by the day. Isabel Sterling's delightful, suspenseful debut is equal parts sweet romance and thrilling mystery. With everything she loves on the line, Hannah must confront this murderous villain before her coven--and any chance she has with the new girl--is destroyed.

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From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner: Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. This brilliantly imagined novel brings us the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Nel and Sula's devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal—or does it end? Terrifying, comic, ribald and tragic, Sula is a work that overflows with life.

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An elephant never forgets . . . but can she dream? For forty-one years, Samson Brown has been caring for Hannah, the lone elephant at the down-at-the-heels Max L. Biedelman Zoo. Having vowed not to retire until an equally loving and devoted caretaker is found to replace him, Sam rejoices when smart, compassionate Neva Wilson is hired as the new elephant keeper. But Neva quickly discovers what Sam already knows: that despite their loving care, Hannah is isolated from other elephants and her feet are nearly ruined from standing on hard concrete all day. Using her contacts in the zookeeping world, Neva and Sam hatch a plan to send Hannah to an elephant sanctuary—just as the zoo's angry, unhappy director launches an aggressive revitalization campaign that spotlights Hannah as the star attraction, inextricably tying Hannah's future to the fate of the Max L. Biedelman Zoo. A charming, poignant, and captivating novel certain to enthrall readers of Water for Elephants, Diane Hammond's Hannah's Dream is a beautifully told tale rich in heart, humor, and intelligence.

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author returns to the characters in Firefly Lane in her next blockbuster novel, Fly Away. Once, a long time ago, I walked down a night-darkened road called Firefly Lane, all alone, on the worst night of my life, and I found a kindred spirit. That was our beginning. More than thirty years ago. TullyandKate. You and me against the world. Best friends forever. But stories end, don't they? You lose the people you love and you have to find a way to go on. . . . Tully Hart has always been larger than life, a woman fueled by big dreams and driven by memories of a painful past. She thinks she can overcome anything until her best friend, Kate Ryan, dies. Tully tries to fulfill her deathbed promise to Kate---to be there for Kate's children---but Tully knows nothing about family or motherhood or taking care of people. Sixteen-year-old Marah Ryan is devastated by her mother's death. Her father, Johnny, strives to hold the family together, but even with his best efforts, Marah becomes unreachable in her grief. Nothing and no one seems to matter to her . . . until she falls in love with a young man who makes her smile again and leads her into his dangerous, shadowy world. Dorothy Hart---the woman who once called herself Cloud---is at the center of Tully's tragic past. She repeatedly abandoned her daughter, Tully, as a child, but now she comes back, drawn to her daughter's side at a time when Tully is most alone. At long last, Dorothy must face her darkest fear: Only by revealing the ugly secrets of her past can she hope to become the mother her daughter needs. A single, tragic choice and a middle-of-the-night phone call will bring these women together and set them on a poignant, powerful journey of redemption. Each has lost her way, and they will need each one another---and maybe a miracle---to transform their lives. An emotionally complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, motherhood, loss, and new beginnings, Fly Away reminds us that where there is life, there is hope, and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark powerful storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day.

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Sanora Babb’s long-hidden novel Whose Names Are Unknown tells an intimate story of the High Plains farmers who fled drought dust storms during the Great Depression. Written with empathy for the farmers’ plight, this powerful narrative is based upon the author’s firsthand experience. This clear-eyed and unsentimental story centers on the fictional Dunne family as they struggle to survive and endure while never losing faith in themselves. In the Oklahoma Panhandle, Milt, Julia, their two little girls, and Milt’s father, Konkie, share a life of cramped circumstances in a one-room dugout with never enough to eat. Yet buried in the drudgery of their everyday life are aspirations, failed dreams, and fleeting moments of hope. The land is their dream. The Duanne family and the farmers around them fight desperately for the land they love, but the droughts of the thirties force them to abandon their fields. When they join the exodus to the irrigated valleys of California, they discover not the promised land, but an abusive labor system arrayed against destitute immigrants. The system labels all farmers like them as worthless “Okies” and earmarks them for beatings and worse when hardworking men and women, such as Milt and Julia, object to wages so low they can’t possibly feed their children. The informal communal relations these dryland farmers knew on the High Plains gradually coalesce into a shared determination to resist. Realizing that a unified community is their best hope for survival, the Dunnes join with their fellow workers and begin the struggle to improve migrant working conditions through democratic organization and collective protest. Babb wrote Whose Names are Unknown in the 1930s while working with refugee farmers in the Farm Security Administration (FSA) camps of California. Originally from the Oklahoma Panhandle are herself, Babb, who had first come to Los Angeles in 1929 as a journalist, joined FSA camp administrator Tom Collins in 1938 to help the uprooted farmers. As Lawrence R. Rodgers notes in his foreword, Babb submitted the manuscript for this book to Random House for consideration in 1939. Editor Bennett Cerf planned to publish this “exceptionally fine” novel but when John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath swept the nation, Cerf explained that the market could not support two books on the subject. Babb has since shared her manuscript with interested scholars who have deemed it a classic in its own right. In an era when the country was deeply divided on social legislation issues and millions drifted unemployed and homeless, Babb recorded the stories of the people she greatly respected, those “whose names are unknown.” In doing so, she returned to them their identities and dignity, and put a human face on economic disaster and social distress.

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From the bestselling author of Tides of Honour and Promises to Keep comes a poignant novel about a young couple caught on opposite sides of the Second World War. In the fall of 1939, Grace Baker’s three brothers, sharp and proud in their uniforms, board Canadian ships headed for a faraway war. Grace stays behind, tending to the homefront and the general store that helps keep her small Nova Scotian community running. The war, everyone says, will be over before it starts. But three years later, the fighting rages on and rumours swirl about “wolf packs” of German U-Boats lurking in the deep waters along the shores of East Jeddore, a stone’s throw from Grace’s window. As the harsh realities of war come closer to home, Grace buries herself in her work at the store. Then, one day, a handsome stranger ventures into the store. He claims to be a trapper come from away, and as Grace gets to know him, she becomes enamoured by his gentle smile and thoughtful ways. But after several weeks, she discovers that Rudi, her mysterious visitor, is not the lonely outsider he appears to be. He is someone else entirely—someone not to be trusted. When a shocking truth about her family forces Grace to question everything she has so strongly believed, she realizes that she and Rudi have more in common than she had thought. And if Grace is to have a chance at love, she must not only choose a side, but take a stand. Come from Away is a mesmerizing story of love, shifting allegiances, and second chances, set against the tumultuous years of the Second World War.

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Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie's mysteries, the ninth psychological thriller from Sophie Hannah is a literary mystery and a puzzle that's impossible to solve . . . 'Fiendishly clever' Sunday Express 'Exceptional' Elle Knowing the secret will kill you. All she wanted to do was take her son's forgotten sports kit to school. So why does Nicki Clements drive past the home of controversial newspaper columnist Damon Blundy eight times in one day? Blundy has been murdered, and the words 'HE IS NO LESS DEAD' daubed on his wall - in red paint, not blood. And, though Blundy was killed with a knife, he was not stabbed. Why? Nicki, called in for questioning, doesn't have any of the answers police are looking for. Nor can she tell them the truth, because although she is not guilty of murder, she is far from innocent. And the words on the wall are disturbingly familiar to her, if only she could remember where she has heard them before . . .

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Raised in a political family, 15-year-old Hannah Roberts lives a lonely life with her wealthy, unaffectionate grandmother while her parents work abroad. As Christmas nears, Hannah learns a shocking truth: the man she believed was her father is not her parent after all. In an effort to find answers, she begins a desperate search for her real father, Air Force pilot Mike Conner, who she discovers to be the man of her distant childhood memories. Local politicians and the city's newspaper catch wind of her quest, and the entire state joins in Hannah's hope that she'll find her father before Christmas.

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It was 1945 and Romek Wajsman had just been liberated from Buchenwald, a brutal concentration camp where more than 60,000 people were killed. He was starving, tortured, and had no idea where his family was-let alone if they were alive. Along with 472 other boys, including Elie Wiesel, these teens were dubbed “The Buchenwald Boys.” They were angry at the world for their abuse, and turned to violence: stealing, fighting, and struggling for power. Everything changed for Romek and the other boys when Albert Einstein and Rabbi Herschel Schacter brought them to a home for rehabilitation Romek Wajsman, now Robbie Waisman, humanitarian and Canadian governor general award recipient, shares his remarkable story of transforming pain into resiliency and overcoming incredible loss to find incredible joy.

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Stepping down from the wagon in Marilla's front yard is Mother Ann's old friend Julie and her daughter Cinda. Mother and Julie had met on a wagon train when they were 10, and now they'd be neighbors again. The summer flies by on wings of laughter. There are games with the Parfitt family, a big Fourth of July picnic, and a work bee to ready Sweet Briar School for classes. Being eighth graders is especially exciting for Marilla and Cinda. But hundreds of miles away battles being fought are touching their lives in Wisconsin. Then both Marilla's and Cinda's fathers enlist to help President Lincoln, and the war seems close indeed. This is Marilla's story--the second in the series of six true stories about Adventist girls: Ann, Marilla, Grace, Ruth, Elaine, and Erin. Ann was born in 1851. Her great, great granddaughter, Erin, is a teenager today. When Erin was born, grandmother Ruth wanted her to know that she was a sixth-generation Adventist, as well as a thirteenth-generation American girl whose ancestors helped to establish their country. But most of all she wanted Erin to know that her greatest heritage is that she is a child of the heavenly King and so are you.

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Lara, die schöne rothaarige Tochter eines Dorfpfarrers, hört mit Schrecken die Geschichte ihrer Freundin Jane, die auf The Priory als Gouvernante arbeitet, und die davon erzählt wie der lüsterne Lord Magor, der beste Freund des Gutsbesitzers, ihr nachstellt. Sie beschließt, ihm eine Lektion zu erteilen und tritt die Stelle der Freundin als Vertretung an. Was niemand weiß ist, daß sie außerdem heimlich ein Buch über die zeitgenössische Gesellschaft schreibt. Welch besserer Zeitpunkt als der Besuch des Prinzen von Wales und seiner Geliebten auf dem Gut?

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Für alle LeserInnen von Claudie Gallays »Brandungswelle«. Ein Leuchtturm vor der Küste Norwegens - wir schreiben die fünfziger Jahre des letzten Jahrhunderts. Um seine Familie vor dem finanziellen Ruin zu retten, muss Johan Marie heiraten, obwohl er Hannah liebt. Sie lassen sich auf dem Leuchtturm von Kjeungskjær nieder, Norwegens einzigem achteckigen Leuchtturm. Dort, vor der felsigen Küste im Nordatlantik, stürmt es so sehr, dass die Wellen manchmal bis zur Dachspitze reichen. Da oben sitzt Johan und fühlt sich vom Leben betrogen. Doch im Laufe der Geschichte wird es immer fraglicher, wer wen wirklich täuscht...

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Wenn das Schicksal Achterbahn fährt ... Queens, New York, in den Neunziger Jahren: Marilyn Booker lebt mit ihren drei Kindern und ihrem Lebensgefährten Graham in Flushing und bekommt neue Nachbarn: Hannah Jensen samt Sohn Jonathan. Die beiden Frauen sind im selben Alter und freunden sich schnell an. Während Marilyn in Erinnerungen schwelgt und die Ereignisse der Jahre 1990 bis 2017 Revue passieren lässt, erfahren die LeserInnen viel über Hannahs bewegtes Leben vor ihrer Zeit als Café-Betreiberin.

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Hannah und Johannes streiten und Hannah trennt sich. Doch glücklich sind beide nicht. Dann spielt der Zufall ihnen einen gekonnten Streich - ausgerechnet die Hochzeit ihrer gemeinsamen Freunde soll das Blatt wenden.Elke Immanuel schreibt mit Herzblut eine wunderschöne Liebesgeschichte.

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Die Café Hannah Kurzromane sind besondere Schmankerl für Fans der Café Hannah Reihe, die mehr über Hannahs Freundinnen erfahren wollen. Brigid O’Connor wächst in einem kleinen Ort im County Galway im Westen Irlands auf. Ihr Weg scheint vorgegeben, auch wenn sie als Büchernärrin deutlich aus der Reihe der Familie tanzt. Als sie ein Stipendium für die Universität in Dublin erhält, scheint ihr Traum, Schriftstellerin zu werden, in greifbare Nähe zu rücken. Aber zwei Kommilitoninnen machen ihr einen dicken Strich durch die Rechnung. Brigid muss schnell einen Job finden, um in Dublin bleiben zu können. Dank ihrer Freundin Corinna taucht sie ein ins literarische Leben Dublins und beginnt selbst zu schreiben. Doch erst durch die Bekanntschaft mit Hannah Jensen, einer gestandenen Bankerin, wagt sie den entscheidenden Schritt und schickt ihr Manuskript an eine Agentur.

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In Hannahs Leben könnte es nicht besser laufen: Ihr Café floriert, ihre Beziehung zu Klaus steht auf festen Füßen. Doch dann kündigt der neue Hausbesitzer den Pachtvertrag. Die Blumengasse ist in Aufruhr, denn das Café ist längst das Herzstück der Straße geworden. Und damit nicht genug: Klaus beendet die Beziehung. Während ihre Freunde Edi, Svenja, Ben, Hubertus, Brigid und Andy trotz eigener Probleme versuchen, das Café zu retten, verliert Hannah jeglichen Lebensmut. Hoffnung keimt auf, als der Verwalter des neuen Hausbesitzers Interesse an dem Café zeigt. Wird es gelingen, ihn von der Rettung zu überzeugen?

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Sexy Sixpacks, breite Schultern und verführerische Blicke – in der Bar The Fix geht es heiß her. Ein attraktiver Mann nach dem anderen liefert auf dem Laufsteg eine atemberaubende Show. Und die Damen in der Jury haben die Qual der Wahl: Welche zwölf Kandidaten werden gewinnen und am Fotoshooting für den heißesten Kalender aller Zeiten teilnehmen? Mit dieser genialen Publicity-Aktion will eine Gruppe von Freunden ihre Lieblingsbar vor dem Aus retten. Schnell wird klar, dass es um noch viel mehr geht als den Kalender: Während sich die Atmosphäre immer weiter aufheizt, entflammen die Gefühle – und für jeden der zwölf Männer führt eine aufregende Begegnung zu ungeahnten Konsequenzen ... Drei leidenschaftliche und gefühlvolle Romane in einem Band - J. Kenner-Lesevergnügen pur!

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Bastian muss auf schmerzlichste Art und Weise erfahren, was es bedeutet, einen geliebten Menschen von heute auf morgen zu verlieren. Er zieht sich aus dem Leben zurück und will von nichts und niemandem mehr etwas wissen. Einzig und allein sein bester Freund Noah schafft es, wieder einigermaßen an ihn heranzukommen und ihn wieder zurück ins Leben zu holen. Auf dem Weg dorthin entdecken die beiden ihre Gefühle für einander und ein Kampf gegen die eigenen Gefühle beginnt, der letztendlich in einem Kampf um die große Liebe endet. Noah steht plötzlich vor der schwersten Aufgabe seines ganzen Lebens. Werden es beide schaffen, ihre Liebe zueinander zu gestehen und eine neue kleine Familie aufzubauen?

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Eine Autorin möchte einen Roman schreiben – aber wie beginnen? Ein außerordentlicher erster Satz findet sich, und auch der Plot ist spannend: Der Text soll das Leben einer Frau beschreiben, die am Ende fähig ist, ihren Mann zu erschießen! Da aber ergeben sich Schwierigkeiten: Lesende melden sich zu Wort. Sie sind mit den vorgesehenen Sätzen und Wörtern nicht immer einverstanden. Die Autorin versucht durch unterschiedliche Vorschläge die Entwicklung der Geschichte voran zu treiben. Nach dem Auftauchen einer jungen Bäckereifachverkäuferin – die sich aber als ungeeignet erweist, die beabsichtigte Tat auszuführen – taucht eine ambitionierte Frau auf, die allerdings "den Bogen überspannt" und den falschen Mann erschießt. Schließlich muss die Autorin die richtige Wahl treffen. Mit der Geschichte einer Frau, die dreißig Jahre an der Seite ihres Ehemannes verbringt, gelingt ihr dies schließlich.

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Lesen, lächeln, glücklich sein: der Sammelband »Die Herzen von Cheltenham« mit vier liebenswerten Romanen von Zoë Barnes jetzt als eBook bei dotbooks. Oh, wie schön ist Cheltenham: Mitten im Herzen Englands liegt die Kleinstadt, in der es manchmal etwas ruhiger zugeht als im Rest der Welt ... aber auch nur manchmal! Davon kann Hannah ein Lied singen, die sich von ihrem öden Ex getrennt hat – und merkt, dass ein Leben voller Abenteuer und neuer Romantik gar nicht so toll ist, wie sie dachte ... Währenddessen freut Belle sich auf ihre Traumhochzeit, bis eine Unbekannte auftaucht – und sich diese nicht nur als ihre Halbschwester Mona entpuppt, sondern auch als Chaosmagnet ... Holly möchte dagegen etwas über die Vergangenheit ihrer Mutter erfahren – engagiert dafür aber einen Detektiv, der ihre Zukunft durcheinanderwirbeln könnte ... Und Single-Lady Taz? Die ist froh, endlich ein Stück auf der Karriereleiter nach oben klettern zu können – nicht unbedingt der beste Moment, um zu merken, dass sie ungewollt schwanger ist ... Vier liebenswerte Frauen, vier Romane voller Überraschungen: Verwöhnen Sie sich mit diesem Lesevergnügen auf über 1.900 Seiten! Jetzt als eBook kaufen und genießen: Der Sammelband »Die Herzen von Cheltenham« mit vier humorvollen und bewegenden Kleinstadtromanen von Zoë Barnes – »Alte Liebe rostet nicht, aber neue Liebe glänzt«, »Die Braut, die sich was traut«, »Die Insel des geheimen Glücks« und »Auf der Spur der Träume«. Wer liest, hat mehr vom Leben: dotbooks – der eBook-Verlag.

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Woran erkennt man das große Glück? Die romantische Komödie »Alte Liebe rostet nicht, aber neue Liebe glänzt« von Zoë Barnes als eBook bei dotbooks. Wo zwei sich trennen, lauert die dritte ... Seit acht Jahren ist Hannah mit ihrem Nick zusammen – und sieht in ihm längst nicht mehr den strahlenden Ritter, sondern eher ein gemütliches Sofakissen, das endlich zum Lüften auf den Balkon gebracht werden sollte. Sie sind einander so vertraut, ja ... aber reicht das, wenn Hannah sich nach knisternder Romantik und Abenteuern sehnt? So beschließen die beiden, sich zu trennen: ohne böse Worte, denn sie wollen unbedingt allerbeste Freunde bleiben. Doch bevor Hannah ihre neugewonnene Freiheit genießen kann, hört sie zu ihrer großen Überraschung, dass Nick schon wieder in festen Händen ist. Wie jetzt? So war das nicht geplant! Hannah ist sicher, dass »die Neue« ganz sicher nicht »die Richtige« für ihren Nick sein kann ... und ehe sie recht weiß, wie ihr geschieht, beginnt sie, um ihren Ex zu kämpfen. Oder ist es dafür vielleicht zu spät? »Ein großartiger Roman für alle, die romantische Geschichten mit einer ordentlichen Portion Realität mögen.« Observer Jetzt als eBook kaufen und genießen: der schwungvoll erzählte und lebensweise Romantik-Roman »Alte Liebe rostet nicht, aber neue Liebe glänzt« von Zoë Barnes. Wer liest, hat mehr vom Leben: dotbooks – der eBook-Verlag.

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Zusammen läuft man weniger allein Nachdem ihr Mann sie für eine Jüngere verlassen hat, beschließt die 48-jährige Hannah trotzig, sich für einen Marathon anzumelden. 12 Wochen hat sie Zeit, um fit zu werden. Die ersten Versuche, ihren Körper in Schwung zu bringen, scheitern kläglich. Doch dann trifft Hannah im Park zwei Frauen, die das gleiche Ziel verfolgen wie sie. Alle drei wollen dem Leben endlich eine zweite Chance geben. Gemeinsam gründen sie einen ungewöhnlichen Laufclub. Und schon bald muss Hannah feststellen, dass ihr neues Leben viel schöner ist als ihr altes. Und dann ist da ja auch noch der charmante Polizist Steve, der sie anfeuert. Ohne es zu ahnen, ist sie dem Glück geradewegs in die Arme gelaufen.

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Inhaltsangabe:Einleitung: Die vorliegende Arbeit widmet sich der Frage, wie die Lebensentwürfe der Figuren bei Esther Dischereit und Barbara Honigmann aussehen und aus welchen Elementen jüdische Identität in ihren Texten konstruiert wird. Ausgangspunkt ist ein Blick auf das autobiographische Schreiben, das sich wie ein roter Faden durch die Werke beider Autorinnen zieht, sowie auf den Begriff der deutsch-jüdischen Literatur der zweiten Generation. Die Autoren sind auf der Suche nach einer jüdisch geprägten Identität, die sich auf eine jüdische Kultur bezieht, welche in Deutschland als Folge der Assimilation und der systematischen Verfolgung der Juden während des Nationalsozialismus kaum noch existent ist. Sie entwickeln Antworten darauf, wie sich ein Rückbezug auf diese Traditionen, die vor dem ‚Bruch in der Geschichte’ gelebt wurden, gestalten kann. Ihre Texte kreisen um die Schwierigkeiten der Gestaltung eines jüdischen Lebens inmitten der Täter und deren Kindern. Der Schwerpunkt der Analyse wird auf Esther Dischereits Geschichte Joëmis Tisch und den Erzählungen von Barbara Honigmann, die in den Bänden Roman von einem Kinde und Damals, dann und danach erschienen sind, liegen. Roman von einem Kinde und Joëmis Tisch sind die ersten literarische Werke der Autorinnen, zudem sind sie nahezu zur gleichen Zeit entstanden. Wie es bei ersten Texten häufig der Fall ist, sind diese Werke sehr von der Autobiographie der Autorinnen geprägt. Wo es für die Analyse hilfreich ist, werden auch Einzelaspekte aus weiteren Werken der Autorinnen betrachtet. Im Einzelnen sind dies Honigmanns Soharas Reise und Eine Liebe aus nichts und Dischereits Essaysammlungen Übungen jüdisch zu sein sowie Mit Eichmann an der Börse. Der Hauptteil dieser Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit einer vergleichenden Analyse der wichtigsten Motive der Schriftstellerinnen. In Kapitel 3 werden zunächst die einzelnen Aspekte der deutsch-jüdischen Identität der jeweiligen Protagonistinnen untersucht. Das Kapitel ist unterteilt in die Abschnitte Geschichte und eigene Erfahrungen, Judentum und Religion, Jüdischsein und Erfahrung der Fremdheit sowie Leben in Deutschland oder Emigration. Im Vordergrund wird hier die reine Textarbeit stehen. Eine Interpretation in Hinblick auf die Biographie der Autorinnen erfolgt nur punktuell. An dieser Stelle wird aus den festgestellten, die Identität der Protagonistinnen prägenden, Einzelelementen noch kein Gesamtbild der jeweiligen Identität erzeugt. Hier [...]

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Die Hellströms – Das ist eine sympathische schwedische Großfamilie, die wie Pech und Schwefel zusammenhält, wenn es darauf ankommt. Den Hellströms gehört das älteste Brauhaus Schwedens. Sie wohnen auf einem idyllischen Landsitz im Süden des Landes, ein eigener See und das nahe Meer laden zum Baden ein. Für Wenke, die blonde, temperamentvolle Tochter von Frans und Liv Hellström, ist das tägliche Bad ein Muss – natürlich ohne eine störende Textilfaser am Leib! Das Brauhaus ist der Lebensinhalt von Frans Hellström, dem Patriarchen. Er opfert sich auf, um die Marke ständig zu verbessern und noch bekannter zu machen. Erik, sein Sohn, steht ihm zwar zur Seite, doch ist er eher Händler als Brauer. Liv, Frans' Frau, sorgt sich manchmal ein bisschen um ihren Mann, der sich so in seine Arbeit verbeißt. Da trifft es sich gut, dass Wenke mit dem jungen Braumeister Sören verbandelt ist. Sie rechnet fest mit seinem Heiratsantrag. Doch Greta, ihre welterfahrene Tante, ahnt, möglicherweise großer Liebeskummer auf ihre geliebte Nichte zukommen könnte... Diese spannend und einfühlsam geschriebene Serie der Autorin Laura Vinblatt lädt Leserinnen und Leser ein, die sympathische Großfamilie und ihre Freunde näher kennenzulernen und Anteil zu nehmen an ihren Freuden und Nöten, den Aufregungen und Herzensverstrickungen. Unbedingt lesenswert! Auf dem kleinen Flugplatz herrschte emsiges Treiben. Viele Hobbypiloten waren gekommen, um das Wochenende und das schöne Wetter für ein paar Flugstunden zu nutzen oder um die Maschinen zu pflegen und durchzuchecken. Soeben wurde ein motorloser Segelflieger von einem Schleppflugzeug in die Höhe gezogen. Wenke Hellström beobachtete fasziniert, wie sich die Fahrwerke der beiden Flugzeuge von der Startpiste lösten und ihren Flug nach oben aufnahmen; der leichte Segler durch ein Schleppseil mit seinem größeren, motorisierten Bruder verbunden. Irgendwann würde er sich von ihm trennen und in ein hinreißendes Wechselspiel aus elegantem Gleitflug und dem Steigen im Aufwind eintauchen. Als begeisterte Seglerin wusste Wenke einen guten Wind zu schätzen und liebte das Spiel mit ihm – allerdings auf dem Wasser und nicht in der Luft. Schon als kleines Kind war das Segelboot ihr zweites Zuhause gewesen. Diese Leidenschaft hatte sie nie verloren, auch wenn man das nach den jüngsten Ereignissen vermuten dürfte. Es waren fast zwei Wochen vergangen, seit sie zusammen mit Lars bei einem schweren Unwetter in Seenot geraten war. Während es ihm gelang, am gekenterten Boot zu bleiben, wurde sie abgetrieben und galt vier endlos lange Tage als vermisst. Seit etwas mehr als einer Woche war Wenke nun zurück. Lars, ihr Lars hatte sie gerettet! Aus den Händen des merkwürdigen Karl Aresson, der Strandgut sammelte und sie nicht von seinem Hof hatte fortlassen wollen. Nein, verständlicherweise hatte Wenke bislang noch keinen großen Drang verspürt, wieder eine Segeltour zu unternehmen. Seit sie wieder in Lündbjorg war, fühlte sie sich wie in einem Kokon eingesponnen, aus dem sie nicht richtig herauskam. Obwohl sie sich bemühte, es niemanden merken zu lassen. Die Ereignisse auf der abgelegenen Landzunge auf dem Hof von Karl Aresson hatte sie tief in sich verschlossen. Etwas in ihr weigerte sich, darüber zu sprechen. Selbst mit Lars konnte sie darüber nicht reden. Ihr Wiedersehen mit ihm war unaussprechlich und innig gewesen.

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