The Girl Who Was Left Behind

Author: Rakhi Kapoor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789386423009

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

View: 5929

This book is inspired by a true story. A young woman gets left behind in a small village in Nepal, heartbroken, abandoned and rejected. She finds an unconditional source of strength and love that lies within her. This book is about her experiences through this journey, to various places, meeting different people. It tells you powerfully, how everything that she goes through leads her to ultimate peace and fulfillment. Just when you think it's over, the best is around the corner compelling you to hold on. Think beyond the obvious, try, fail, fall in love and take a flight to the life of your dreams. It's in the journey, where the adventure lies. The path in itself is the destination, from time to time.

Ein Bild von dir

Author: Jojo Moyes

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644498113

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 9908

Zwei Paare – getrennt durch ein Jahrhundert, verbunden durch ein Gemälde. Während um sie herum der Erste Weltkrieg tobt, versucht Sophie stark zu sein – für ihre Familie, für ihren Mann Édouard, der auf Seiten Frankreichs kämpft. Nur ein Gemälde ist ihr geblieben, das sie an ihr gemeinsames Glück erinnert. Ein Porträt, das Édouard einst von ihr malte. Und das ihn jetzt retten soll ... Hundert Jahre später. Liv trauert um ihren Mann David. Vor vier Jahren ist er gestorben, viel zu früh. Livs kostbarster Besitz: ein Gemälde, das er ihr einst schenkte. Der Maler: Édouard. Das Modell: Sophie. Als ihr dieses Gemälde genommen werden soll, ist sie bereit, alles zu opfern. Auch das eigene Glück ...

The Girl I Left Behind Me

Author: Jessica Walker,Neil Bartlett

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849435138

Category: Drama

Page: 64

View: 1179

‘... I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s thinking; hang on a minute; “I seem to have the knack of pleasing ladies.” In trousers? With short hair? In public? Was that allowed? Indeed it was.’ A cool and contemporary look at one of the most intriguing aspects of musical theatre – just what is it that makes a woman in trousers so appealing? Accompanied by a piano, mezzo-soprano Jessica Walker dons a few well-chosen items of male attire, giving a supremely well-sung performance that conjures up an entire world, from the swaggering cross-dressers of the Victorian Music Hall to the ambiguous boy-heroes of Mozart and Strauss, to the back-room bulldykes of the Harlem Renaissance. Commissioned and produced by Opera North Projects with the Southbank Centre touring partner Welcome to Yorkshire. The Girl I Left Behind Me is a provocative, flirtatious, personal one woman-guide which deliciously recalls a forgotten chapter of female performance. The Girl I Left Behind Me was performed at The Barbican Centre in November 2011 as part of the Bite Season.

Das Mädchen, das Perlen lächelte

Von der Macht der Geschichten in Zeiten des Krieges

Author: Clemantine Wamariya

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426443902

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2879

Als Kind entkommt die Menschrechtsaktivistin Clemantine Wamariya dem Völkermord in Ruanda. Sie erhält Asyl in den USA, hält heute Vorträge und setzt sich für Benachteiligte und Aufbauhilfe in Afrika ein. Eine inspirierende Lebensgeschichte, außergewöhnlich berührend erzählt. Menschenrechtsaktivistin und Yale-Absolventin Clemantine Wamariya setzt sich weltweit für Benachteiligte ein, hält Vorträge und TEDTalks und wurde von Barack Obama ans U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum berufen. Auf den ersten Blick ist ihr Leben eine Erfolgsgeschichte, doch in Wahrheit kämpft sie jeden Tag darum, ihre zerbrochene Welt wieder zu kitten. Als Sechsjährige musste sie an der Seite ihrer Schwester vor dem Völkermord in Ruanda fliehen. Sechs Jahre dauerte ihre Odyssee und führt sie durch insgesamt sieben afrikanische Länder. Im Flüchtlingscamp in Malawi, im Slum in Sambia, im Trubel des südafrikanischen Durbans überleben die Mädchen mit Ideenreichtum und der festen Absicht, ihr Schicksal nicht einfach hinzunehmen. Mit dreizehn erhält Clemantine die Chance auf ein zweites Leben: In den USA bietet man ihr Asyl, Schulbildung und jeglichen Überfluss der westlichen Welt. Sie nutzt diese Chance auf einen Neubeginn und beginnt, ihre Lebensgeschichte neu zu schreiben, Tag für Tag ein kleines bisschen. Mit beeindruckender sprachlicher Kraft erzählt sie, wie es ihr gelang, dem Genozid zu entkommen und sich auf ihre größte Stärke zu besinnen: die Macht ihrer Vorstellungskraft und der Geschichten, durch die sie überlebte.

Siege of Ardon

Author: Henry Eaton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0985261706

Category:

Page: 320

View: 2118

A human race called Ardonnarians have enjoyed hundreds of years of peace while heading for the stars. This peace would come to an abrupt end when their home world is invaded by an overwhelming, hostile race called the Ineans. It would be the Ardonnarian's first contact with an alien race. The Ineans quickly control Ardonnar and push the Ardonnarians to the brink of extinction. However the Inean commander Damok-Sai, discovers a use for the Ardonnarians and he begins to enslave the race for his insidious purpose. This gives small groups of resistance fighters a chance to organize in the hope of saving their world. Their only hope is a group of untrained pilots using untested technology to fight back against the Ineans. Their odds of success is slim, the existence of their race rests on their shoulders as they take the fight to the Ineans.

The Child Who

Author: Simon Lelic

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447206657

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2173

A quiet English town is left reeling when twelve-year-old Daniel Blake is discovered to have brutally murdered his schoolmate Felicity Forbes. For provincial solicitor Leo Curtice, the case promises to be the most high profile – and morally challenging - of his career. But as he begins his defence Leo is unprepared for the impact the public fury surrounding Felicity’s death will have on his family - and his teenage daughter Ellie, above all. While Leo struggles to get Daniel to open up, hoping to unearth the reasons for the boy’s terrible crime, the build-up of pressure on Leo’s family intensifies. As the case nears its climax, events will take their darkest turn. For Leo, nothing will ever be the same again . . .

Ich bin Malala

Das Mädchen, das die Taliban erschießen wollten, weil es für das Recht auf Bildung kämpft

Author: Malala Yousafzai

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426424231

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 9512

Am 9. Oktober 2012 wird die junge Pakistanerin Malala Yousafzai auf ihrem Schulweg überfallen und niedergeschossen. Die Fünfzehnjährige hatte sich den Taliban widersetzt, die Mädchen verbieten, zur Schule zu gehen. Wie durch ein Wunder kommt Malala mit dem Leben davon. Als im Herbst 2013 ihr Buch "Ich bin Malala" erscheint, ist die Resonanz enorm: Weltweit wird über ihr Schicksal berichtet. Im Juli 2013 hält sie eine beeindruckende Rede vor den Vereinten Nationen. Barack Obama empfängt sie im Weißen Haus, und im Dezember erhält sie den Sacharow-Preis für geistige Freiheit, verliehen vom Europäischen Parlament. Malala Yousafzai lebt heute mit ihrer Familie in England, wo sie wieder zur Schule geht. Malala Yousafzai wird mit dem Friedensnobelpreis 2014 ausgezeichnet. »Dieses Memoir unterstreicht ihre besten Eigenschaften. Ihren Mut und ihre Entschlossenheit kann man nur bewundern. Ihr Hunger nach Bildung und Neugestaltung ist authentisch. Sie wirkt so unschuldig, und da ist diese unverwüstliche Zuversicht. Sie spricht mit einem solchen Gewicht, dass man vergisst, dass Malala erst 16 ist.« The Times »Niemand hat das Recht auf Bildung so knapp, so einprägsam und überzeugend zusammengefasst wie Malala Yousafzai, die tapferste Schülerin der Welt.« Berliner Zeitung »Der mutigste Teenager der Welt« Bild »Bewegend erzählt Malala Yousafzai ihr Schicksal.« Brigitte

Risk! Risk Anything!

Author: Mali Berger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465321589

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

View: 6169

The self-luminous women in this fiction collection risk anything to manifest unpredictable ventures. Tasha plunges into the flames of love; Aali, an Indian psychic, gambles on the shoulder bone people; Jill protects an endangered Chinese child; Mali tangles with a shocking identity change; Rose tumbles into the hazardous Sea Cove future; Sarah survives the death of her children and Annie solves her friend ́s murder in Georgia, Soviet Union Republic. Radiant and lucid, all leap into darkness to face the truth of dangerous conditions, to be altered forever after touching profound perils. Sparkling women. Ominous risks. Perceptive changes.

Claire: a Woman's Journey

Ny Heiress - Chicago Madam

Author: Linda Rae Blair

Publisher: LINDA RAE BLAIR

ISBN: 1439204683

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

View: 6071

Driven into hiding by a murderer in an era when women had few options, could she survive? Chicago was a violent city. Could she keep her friends safe? Would she ever feel safe to love again?

The Girl Who Dreamed of Ships

Author: Beverly Scofield

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469165422

Category: Fiction

Page: 118

View: 4826

This is a tale about a girls dream and how she makes it come true through her own actions. She is brave, she is undoubtedly bolder than is good for her, and she achieves incredible rewards for the risks she takes. Her success is linked irrevocably to how she relates to the people who surround herand without them none of it would have been possible. Samantha Jones is a girl with a passion for ships, and she has always dreamed of going to sea. Fed by stories her uncle told since she was a little child, her dream takes her into adventures little girls rarely get to experience. Against all odds, she braves repeated rejections until, by dint of her own ingenuity, boldness and wit, she wangles a job as cabin boy on The Lady Leeward, a clipper ship engaged in trade with the Far East. The book is not an account of day-to-day life aboard ship, of the command structure or even how the sailors perform their tasks. Rather, it touches mainly on events as they involve Samantha, such as her visits when the ship makes landfall and the people who make each stop memorable. It is clear from the start that Samantha might be in over her head, though she doesnt understand this point at the time. Each day of the voyage brings her up against something thought provoking, and puzzling them out is her main occupation. At times she stumbles, for instance, over how it feels to go against so many of her mothers prohibitions. At others, her attempts to figure out how to relate to her new found shipboard friends bear confusing fruit. Always and in everything she tries to do, her deception looms over her, threatening impending discovery and the end of her dream. The tale of her adventures is a multi-layered account of a young girls transformation. Right at the beginning, she changes, almost before your eyes, from a mid-19th century girl into a rather tough-looking young sailor and manages to maintain this charade for an entire ocean voyage to China and backwell, almost all the way back, but that comes later. On the way, she struggles to deal with the guilt of leaving her family, even though she rationalizes that they will be better off without the extra mouth to feed. She also feels guilty for deceiving the people on the ship, since she lives the lie every day, and for her actions when she leaves her friend Michael wondering why she behaves as she does. In the process, she learns that there are consequences to be lived with from these decisions, and the lessons transform her from the child following rules laid down by others into a person of understanding who chooses responsibly for herself. Encountering the seamen aboard ship, entering new places and situations, meeting people with different cultures and languagesall these events change Sam Jones from a nave, unsophisticated city girl into an awakened, enlightened, world traveler. As important as it is, the physical transformation that turns a girl into a woman is almost lost to notice amid all the adventures she experiences. At the end of her adventures, Sam, her dream fulfilled, is happy to be Samantha Jones once again--and more than ready to meet whatever life brings her way. Samantha dreams, Shell always have dreams, And the ship will still fly with the wind.

Das Erbe der Rosenthals

Roman

Author: Armando Lucas Correa

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732547698

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3348

1939 muss die elfjährige Hannah mit ihrer Familie aus Berlin fliehen, denn sie ist Jüdin. Ein Schiff soll sie nach Kuba bringen, doch nur die Wenigsten dürfen die St. Louis dort verlassen. Auch Hannahs Familie wird auseinandergerissen. 2014 sucht die elfjährige Anna nach den Wurzeln ihres bei 9/11 verstorbenen Vaters. Ein Brief ihrer Großtante enthält Fotos und erste Hinweise. Doch erst als sie zusammen mit ihrer Mutter von New York nach Kuba reist, kommt sie der Geschichte ihrer Familie wirklich nahe ... Was bedeutet es, auf der Flucht zu sein, seine Heimat zu verlieren, die Liebsten? Einfühlsam und sprachgewaltig erzählt Armando Lucas Correa die Geschichte zweier Mädchen, die zwei Kontinente und mehr als sechs Jahrzehnte trennen, die aber so vieles verbindet: die Liebe zu ihren Vätern, ihr Überlebenswille, die Hoffnung.

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

Author: Catherynne M. Valente

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1466828005

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5080

"One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century."—Time magazine, on the Fairyland series September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows—and their magic—to the world of Fairyland Below. This underworld has a new ruler: Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is September's shadow. And Halloween does not want to give Fairyland's shadows back. Fans of Valente's bestselling, first Fairyland book will revel in the lush setting, characters, and language of September's journey, all brought to life by fine artist Ana Juan. Readers will also welcome back good friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. But in Fairyland Below, even the best of friends aren't always what they seem. . . .

Finding Hope

A Journey though the Mirror

Author: Hope Addison

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491846968

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 6171

Hope appears to be a typical young Christian woman at a Christian college, but behind the door of her dorm lies a secret life of past abuse, depression, eating disorders and self-mutilation. When her secrets become known, the past and present collide, and Hope finds her life spiraling out of control. Disowned and homeless, Hope realizes that, while she's known about God her entire life, she has never really understood unconditional love. Determined, and with a new-found faith, Hope returns home, attempting to reconcile with her family, and embarks on a journey of learning to find hope through life's roughest storms. Can Hope find acceptance and love? Can she sort through the lies she's learned, and find the truth of who she is, and who God is? Will the scars of past hurts ever fade, and allow her to have peace? From the mirror in her college dorm, to the mirror in her home today, follow Hope's journey of self-discovery, as she realizes her own strength, and allows her heart to heal.

The Girl in the Garden

Author: Kamala Nair

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1609418530

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6413

The redemptive journey of a young woman unsure of her engagement, who revisits in memory the events of one scorching childhood summer when her beautiful yet troubled mother spirits her away from her home to an Indian village untouched by time, where she discovers in the jungle behind her ancestral house a spellbinding garden that harbors a terrifying secret.

The Girl I Left Behind

Author: Shusaku Endo,Mark Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811217736

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

View: 8522

An early novel written some 30 years ago, The Girl I Left Behind tells of the choices made by young adults who are learning who they are and what they want in life. Endo's compact, emotionally lacerating novel Silence is currently being made into a film by Martin Scorsese.

Little Girl Left Behind

Author: Sheena Harrison

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857209620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 3449

From the age of three Sheena Harrison was brought up by her grandmother whilst her own mother, Kathleen, sought work in America. Kathleen later returned for her daughter, but her mother refused to hand her over, saying Sheena had settled into her new home. She left once more for the States, believing that Sheena would be loved, cared for and kept safe. What she did not know was that Granny Morag would go on to allow, indeed facilitate, the horrific abuse of little Sheena. From the age of four, she was appallingly abused by members of her own family, being little more than a plaything for their perverted desires. Her uncle and others saw abuse as normal, and they raped and assaulted her with impunity. As she entered her teenage years, Sheena became highly promiscuous and also needed medical attention for some of the damage inflicted upon her. In this book, Sheena tells her full story with heart-breaking honesty. It is a story of cruelty and horror, but also one which shows the remarkable resilience of the human spirit. Sheena's experiences are almost unimaginable and yet she has survived them as a reflective, caring woman who can both forgive and look ahead. It is a story which will make you angry but will also touch your heart.

Voices of the Left Behind

Project Roots and the Canadian War Children of World War II

Author: Olga Rains,Lloyd Rains,Melynda Jarratt

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459712471

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 9505

Voices of the Left Behind contains the personal stories of nearly 50 Canadian war children who have been helped by Project Roots. It is filled with fascinating archival images and documents as well as original wartime correspondence between the mothers, the Canadian fathers, and the Department of National Defence, Veterans Affairs, and other Canadian institutions. Letters from the war children to the Military Personnel Records Unit of the National Archives of Canada illustrate the historic pattern of denial. What these institutions all have in common is their consistent refusal to help war children find their Canadian fathers. Introductory essays frame the subject and give a historical context to the tragic situations these women and their children found themselves in.

Die dunklen Mauern von Willard State

Roman

Author: Ellen Marie Wiseman

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492971865

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1011

Zehn Jahre ist es her, dass eine schicksalhafte Nacht für Izzy Stone alles veränderte: Ihre Mutter erschoss ihren Vater, während er schlief. Seitdem lebt die nun 17-Jährige bei Pflegefamilien. Als sie für ein Museum Gegenstände ehemaliger Insassen der alten und berüchtigten psychiatrischen Anstalt Willard State Asylum katalogisiert, stößt sie auf einen Stapel ungeöffneter Briefe und das alte Tagebuch einer gewissen Clara Cartwright. Je mehr sie über Claras Leben in Erfahrung bringt, desto mehr klären sich auch die Rätsel ihres eigenen Lebens ...

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Author: Catherynne M. Valente

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 9781429923132

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7832

"One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century."—Time magazine, on the Fairyland series Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn't . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday. With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when author Catherynne M. Valente first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Fiction title for 2011.