The House with the Stained-Glass Window

Author: Zanna Sloniowska

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857057154

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 692

Amid the turbulence of 20th century Lviv, meet four generations of women from the same fractious family, living beneath one roof and each striving to find their way across the decades of upheaval in an ever-shifting city. First there is Great-Granma, tiny and terrifying, shaped by a life of exile, hardship and doomed love, now fighting to keep her iron grip on the lives of her daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter. Then there is Aba, arthritic but devoted; cowed and despised by her mother, her one chance of happiness thwarted and her hopes of studying painting crushed. Thirdly, Marianna, the brilliant opera star: bold, beautiful and a fearless crusader for Ukrainian independence, who is shot during a demonstration and whose life and martyrdom casts a shadow upon the young life of the fourth and final woman, her daughter. More important even than these four women though is the character of the city of Lviv (or Lwów, or Lvov, depending on the point in history). A city of markets and monuments, streets and spires, where history and the present collide, civilisations clash and stories rise up on every corner. Translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Greenglass House

Author: Kate Milford

Publisher: Verlag Freies Geistesleben

ISBN: 3772541135

Category: Fiction

Page: 447

View: 5708

Greenglass House ist nicht irgendein Gasthaus. Es hat im Laufe der Jahre viele Schmuggler beherbergt und ist nur per Standseilbahn zu erreichen. Warum kommen dort mitten im tiefsten Winter lauter seltsame Gäste an? Milo, der chinesische Adoptivsohn der Pines, die das Gasthaus führen, glaubt nicht an einen Zufall – wer könnte das auch bei so vielen rätselhaften Diebstählen? So beginnt er seine Detektivarbeit ... Zusammen mit Meddy, der Tochter der Köchin, entschlüsselt Milo die Hinweise und löst beharrlich die Fäden des sich verdichtenden Gewebes von Geheimnissen. Wenn es ihnen gelingt, die Wahrheit über Greenglass House aufzudecken, erfahren sie vielleicht auch etwas über sich selbst. – So vielen originellen, mysteriösen Personen wie hier begegnet man selten in einem Buch.

Der Zauber des Engels

Roman

Author: Rachel Hore

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838749537

Category: Fiction

Page: 540

View: 1502

Nur widerwillig hilft Fran in der Werkstatt ihres Vaters aus. Ihr erster Auftrag: die Restauration eines zerbrochenen Kirchenfensters. Darauf war einst ein Engel zu sehen. Bei der Suche nach den Originalzeichnungen stößt Fran auf eine faszinierende Liebesgeschichte aus viktorianischer Zeit - eine Liebesgeschichte, die auch ihr eigenes Leben berührt ...

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Roman

Author: Kim Edwards

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841203213

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5602

„Dieses Buch strahlt.“ Bookreporter Kurz vor ihrem 30. Geburtstag ist die Weltenbummlerin Lucy Jarrett beruflich und emotional an einem Tiefpunkt angelangt. Kurzfristig beschließt sie, in ihre Heimat nach Upstate New York zu fahren. Doch zu Hause empfangen sie unerwartete und schmerzliche Konflikte. Nie hat Lucy den ungeklärten Tod ihres Vaters verwunden, und plötzlich stößt sie auf ein lange verschüttetes Familiengeheimnis, das immer mehr in die Gegenwart hineinwirkt. Nach ihrem internationalen Bestseller „Die Tochter des Fotografen“ erzählt Kim Edwards in ihrem neuen Roman über Liebe, Verrat und Verlust. Mit Autoreninterview und –porträt

The Hate U Give

Author: Angie Thomas

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641200148

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 512

View: 2599

»Umwerfend und brillant, ein Klassiker!« Bestsellerautor John Green Die 16-jährige Starr lebt in zwei Welten: in dem verarmten Viertel, in dem sie wohnt, und in der Privatschule, an der sie fast die einzige Schwarze ist. Als Starrs bester Freund Khalil vor ihren Augen von einem Polizisten erschossen wird, rückt sie ins Zentrum der öffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Khalil war unbewaffnet. Bald wird landesweit über seinen Tod berichtet; viele stempeln Khalil als Gangmitglied ab, andere gehen in seinem Namen auf die Straße. Die Polizei und ein Drogenboss setzen Starr und ihre Familie unter Druck. Was geschah an jenem Abend wirklich? Die Einzige, die das beantworten kann, ist Starr. Doch ihre Antwort würde ihr Leben in Gefahr bringen...

The House With a Clock In Its Walls

Author: John Bellairs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101659718

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6872

A haunting gothic tale by master mysery writer John Bellairs--soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black! "The House With a Clock in Its Walls will cast its spell for a long time."--The New York Times Book Review When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both magicians! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watchng magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Serenna Izard. It seems that Serenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls--a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!

The Girl On Legare Street

Author: Karen White

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101155646

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9221

Acclaimed author Karen White returns to Charleston, South Carolina, with the second novel in the New York Times bestselling Tradd Street series. Melanie Middleton has grown accustomed to renovating old houses, but she never imagined she'd have to renovate her own life to include her estranged mother. Ginnette Prioleau Middleton left Charleston thirty-five years ago. She's returned wanting to protect the daughter she's never really known after receiving an ominous premonition. Melanie never wanted to see her mother again, but with some prodding from her partner, Jack Trenholm, she agrees—and begins to rebuild their relationship. Together Melanie and Ginnette buy back their old home. With their combined psychic abilities they expect to unearth some ghosts. But what they find is a vengeful dark spirit whose strength has been growing for decades. It will take unearthing long buried secrets to beat this demon and save what's left of Melanie's family...

From Animal House to Our House

A Love Story

Author: Ron Tanner

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 0897336836

Category: House & Home

Page: 287

View: 4085

Ten years ago, Ron and his then-girlfriend, Jill, did the impossible. They bought condemned property—a big Baltimore Victorian brownstone ­and vowed to bring it back to its original glory. The house had been home to Baltimore's most notorious fraternity for a decade and now, wrecked and abandoned, it was filled with garbage. As if that weren't daunting enough: Ron and Jill had been dating for only six months and they knew nothing about fixing up old houses. Friends, family, and concerned onlookers told them not to do it ­ they would surely lose their shirts and their love in the bargain. But Jill wanted the house and Ron wanted Jill. So Ron bought the house.

The Queen's Rivals

Author: Brandy Purdy

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758289367

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

View: 7072

Three sisters find themselves caught in the royal intrigues of Tudor England in this historical romance from the author of The Boleyn Bride. The Ladies Jane, Katherine, and Mary Grey were born in an age when all of London lived beneath the menacing shadow of the Tower. Tyrannized by Bloody Mary and then Elizabeth I, the sisters feared that love was unthinkable—and the scaffold all but unavoidable. Raised to fear her royal blood and what it might lead men to do in her name, Mary dreads what will become of herself and her elder sisters. On their honor, they have no designs for the crown, yet are condemned to solitude, forbidden to wed without permission from the queen—a permission that would never come. And though Mary is accustomed to dwelling in the shadows and may never catch the eye of a gentleman, her beautiful and brilliant sisters long for freedoms that would surely cost their lives. Now, Mary can only trust in divine providence to provide a chance for love and happiness—unless destiny gains the upper hand . . . A gripping and bittersweet tale of broken families and broken hearts, courage and conviction, The Queen’s Rivals recounts an astonishing chapter in the hard-won battle for the Tudor throne.

Jazzy Zigzagin' Blues

Author: Dalvin Clifford

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496930037

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

View: 2472

-Love ain't even really about love. Half of it's a damn lie.- Mary and Rainbow, friends since childhood, have been through everything together, and nothing has ever been able to tear them apart as they mature and find themselves in relationships and constant soul-searching. Through memorable characters, such as loudmouthed Candice, opinionated Miss Real, shy little Dookie, lovesick Miss Billy, and more, some funny, others insightful, they learn how to navigate in life. Mary realizes her jazzy poetic way with words at an early age, but a secret from the past that tore her mother and aunt apart is slowly doing the same to her until the explosive night when everyone is forced to face it head-on. Rainbow has longed to be loved for as long as she could remember but is considering washing her hands of love altogether after finding herself yet again left heartbroken and confused, until a man from her past returns ready to give her all that she's been missing. In his thought-provoking, coming of age, poetic debut novel, Dalvin Clifford expresses how day-to-day blues must be overcome in order for one to prosper. A sassy yet humorously honest story that dives headfirst into issues of love and forgiveness, Jazzy Zigzagin' Blues is guaranteed to take readers on a journey they will never forget.

Bread of Shame

Author: Marjorie Meyerle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440149569

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

View: 9945

Jack Pierce, a down and out writer, has retreated from society to the sanctuary of the mountains above Leadville, Colorado. To his astonishment, an old lover, Miranda Talbot, a poet and faith healer from Texas, arrives at his house shortly after the death of his live-in girlfriend and proceeds to inspire him to write a biography about the recently deceased Yale Nobel Prize recipient Theodore Hudson. Reluctant at first, he eventually succumbs to her charms and sets off for New Haven, Connecticut on a wild ride with the esoteric Miranda that could be the turning point in his miserable life. There he and Miranda learn about Hudson’s past and must wrestle with the moral dilemma this information presents. Bread of Shame is about the beauty of truth when the larger picture is finally glimpsed and made to benefit seeker and savior and all those in between. The novel speaks to what it is to be an artist and a human being in a world where perception is obscured by human need, and knowledge is ambiguous and conflicted. Finally, it is about what it takes to live and love and write. “Miranda’s and Jack’s determination to discover the truth about themselves and others adds layers of interest to a well-wrought mystery. Engaging and moving... the language is poetic and deliberate.” Kirkus Reviews

The Meng (1630) and Shamhart (1147) Family History and Genealogy in Deutschland and America.

Author: James L. Meng

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469197049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 710

View: 9845

James L. Meng is a retired labor relations arbitrator who was born in the mid-American steel town of Granite City, Illinois. His parents were born in Freeburg and Newton, Illinois and were active civic leaders in their community. In his formative years, James met several occasions that comprised a very interesting youth. After graduating from college, he joined the Missouri Air National Guard where he was awarded the Airman’s Medal for Valor. Afterwards he continued his education for a Master degree. He married his lovely wife, Beverly, and had two children and four grandchildren. While cleaning out his basement, he discovered several inherited boxes containing family pictures and documents. Although not a genealogist, which he says with a great deal of pride, he fortunately decided to share his information with others, both the born and unborn. This book is written to reflect the lives and personalities of real people – not just the genealogical statistics of born on date, married on date, had child one, two, three and died on this date. These were real people who realized and conquered a variety of life challenges in Germany and in their newly adopted home in America. As a nation of immigrants, we should not let their contributions be forgotten...

When Church Became Theatre

The Transformation of Evangelical Architecture and Worship in Nineteenth-Century America

Author: Jeanne Halgren Kilde

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199881723

Category: Architecture

Page: 328

View: 6968

For nearly eighteen centuries, two fundamental spatial plans dominated Christian architecture: the basilica and the central plan. In the 1880s, however, profound socio-economic and technological changes in the United States contributed to the rejection of these traditions and the development of a radically new worship building, the auditorium church. When Church Became Theatre focuses on this radical shift in evangelical Protestant architecture and links it to changes in worship style and religious mission. The auditorium style, featuring a prominent stage from which rows of pews radiated up a sloping floor, was derived directly from the theatre, an unusual source for religious architecture but one with a similar goal-to gather large groups within range of a speaker's voice. Theatrical elements were prominent; many featured proscenium arches, marquee lighting, theatre seats, and even opera boxes. Examining these churches and the discussions surrounding their development, Jeanne Halgren Kilde focuses on how these buildings helped congregations negotiate supernatural, social, and personal power. These worship spaces underscored performative and entertainment aspects of the service and in so doing transformed relationships between clergy and audiences. In auditorium churches, the congregants' personal and social power derived as much from consumerism as from piety, and clerical power lay in dramatic expertise rather than connections to social institutions. By erecting these buildings, argues Kilde, middle class religious audiences demonstrated the move toward a consumer-oriented model of religious participation that gave them unprecedented influence over the worship experience and church mission.

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Kunst Bijrijksgebouwen 20040- 2006

Author: Tanja Karreman,Janine Schulze

Publisher: episode publishers

ISBN: 9789059730601

Category: Art

Page: 464

View: 1800


Wright

Author: Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783822827574

Category: Architecture

Page: 96

View: 1257

The Wright idea "The interior space itself is the reality of the building." - Frank Lloyd Wright Widely thought to be the greatest American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was a true pioneer, both artistically and technically. At a time when reinforced concrete and steel were considered industrial building materials, Wright boldly made use of them to build private homes. His prairie house concept--that of a low, sprawling home based upon a simple L or T figure--was the driving force behind some of his most famous houses and became a model for rural architecture across America. Wright`s designs for office and public buildings were equally groundbreaking and unique. From Fallingwater to New York`s Guggenheim Museum, his works are among the most famous in the history of architecture. About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Architecture Series features: an introduction to the life and work of the architect the major works in chronological order information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)

AIA Guide to the Minneapolis Lake District

Author: Larry Millett

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press

ISBN: 9780873516457

Category: Architecture

Page: 113

View: 6518

Let architecture critic Larry Millett be your guide to one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the Twin Cities, a treasure trove of architectural styles and storied homes. Whether you are discovering the Purcell-Cutts House near Lake of the Isles or the Suburban World Theater, this guidebook will satisfy your craving for details about the structures and the people who built them. AIA Guide to the Minneapolis Lake District offers up walking tours of Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun and Uptown, Lowry Hill, and Lake of the Isles. Each tour is copiously illustrated with current and historic photographs and paired with a detailed map. This deeply informative guidebook is perfect for tourists discovering the Twin Cities or residents exploring what is right next door. Larry Millett has written extensively about Twin Cities architecture, notably in AIA Guide to the Twin Cities, Twin Cities Then and Now, and Lost Twin Cities. His fascination for Speed Graphic photography is displayed in Murder Has A Public Face and Strange Days, Dangerous Nights.