A Wolf in the Attic

The Legacy of a Hidden Child of the Holocaust

Author: Sophia Richman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136400079

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 5140

A Wolf in the Attic: Even though she was only two, the little girl knew she must never go into the attic. Strange noises came from there. Mama said there was a wolf upstairs, a hungry, dangerous wolf . . . but the truth was far more dangerous than that. Much too dangerous to tell a Jewish child marked for death. One cannot mourn what one doesn’t acknowledge, and one cannot heal if one does not mourn . . . A Wolf in the Attic is a powerful memoir written by a psychoanalyst who was a hidden child in Poland during World War II. Her story, in addition to its immediate impact, illustrates her struggle to come to terms with the powerful yet sometimes subtle impact of childhood trauma. In the author's words: “As a very young child I experienced the Holocaust in a way that made it almost impossible to integrate and make sense of the experience. For me, there was no life before the war, no secure early childhood to hold in mind, no context in which to place what was happening to me and around me. The Holocaust was in the air that I breathed daily for the first four years of my life. I took it in deeply without awareness or critical judgment. I ingested it with the milk I drank from my mother’s breast. It had the taste of fear and despair.” Born during the Holocaust in what was once a part of Poland, Sophia Richman spent her early years in hiding in a small village near Lwów, the city where she was born. Hidden in plain sight, both she and her mother passed as Christian Poles. Later, her father, who escaped from a concentration camp, found them and hid in their attic until the liberation. The story of the miraculous survival of this Jewish family is only the beginning of their long journey out of the Holocaust. The war years are followed by migration and displacement as the refugees search for a new homeland. They move from Ukraine to Poland to France and eventually settle in America. A Wolf in the Attic traces the effects of the author’s experiences on her role as an American teen, a wife, a mother, and eventually, a psychoanalyst. A Wolf in the Attic explores the impact of early childhood trauma on the author’s: education career choices attitudes toward therapy, both as patient and therapist social interactions love/family relationships parenting style and decisions regarding her daughter religious orientation Repeatedly told by her parents that she was too young to remember the war years, Sophia spent much of her life trying to ”remember to forget” what she did indeed remember. A Wolf in the Attic follows her life as she gradually becomes able to reclaim her past, to understand its impact on her life and the choices she has made, and finally, to heal a part of herself that she had been so long taught to deny.

The Wolf in the Attic

Author: Paul Kearney

Publisher: Solaris

ISBN: 1849979189

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9193

1920s OXFORD: HOME TO C.S. LEWIS, J.R.R. TOLKIEN... AND ANNA FRANCIS, A YOUNG GREEK REFUGEE LOOKING TO ESCAPE THE GRIM REALITY OF HER NEW LIFE. THE NIGHT THEY CROSS PATHS, NONE SUSPECT THE FANTASTIC WORLD AT WORK AROUND THEM. Anna Francis lives in a tall old house with her father and her doll Penelope. She is a refugee, a piece of flotsam washed up in England by the tides of the Great War and the chaos that trailed in its wake. Once upon a time, she had a mother and a brother, and they all lived together in the most beautiful city in the world, by the shores of Homer’s wine-dark sea. But that is all gone now, and only to her doll does she ever speak of it, because her father cannot bear to hear. She sits in the shadows of the tall house and watches the rain on the windows, creating worlds for herself to fill out the loneliness. The house becomes her own little kingdom, an island full of dreams and half-forgotten memories. And then one winter day, she finds an interloper in the topmost, dustiest attic of the house. A boy named Luca with yellow eyes, who is as alone in the world as she is. That day, she’ll lose everything in her life, and find the only real friend she may ever know.

Wolf in the Shadows

Author: Marcia Muller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446561592

Category: Fiction

Page: 387

View: 8918

Muller's popular heroine, San Francisco sleuth Sharon McCone, faces her greatest challenge when her boyfriend disappears while delivering a $2 million ransom for a kidnapped researcher. Each of Muller's mysteries sells more than the previous, and this 14th ties into her new July hardcover Till the Butchers Cut Him Down.

In the Wolf's Mouth

Author: Adam Foulds

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448181615

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1250

From the author of the Man Booker shortlisted The Quickening Maze In the Wolf’s Mouth follows the lives of four very different men, all of them navigating the chaos and horror brought about by the Second World War. Fighting for the Allies are Will Walker, an ambitious English Field Security Officer and Ray Marfione, a wide-eyed Italian-American infantryman who dreams of home and the movies. Meanwhile in Sicily, Angilù, a young shepherd caught up in corruption and Cirò Albanese, a sinister Mafioso, are fighting their own battles with devastating consequences.

Autoharp Owner's Manual


Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 160974361X

Category: Music

Page: 149

View: 3122

The Autoharp Owner's Manual covers autoharp maintenance,conversions, tuning and string schedules (both diatonic and chromatic), buildingyour own instrument, playing techniques, evaluating instruments, chord bar setups, amplification, history, and much more. Each subject is addressed by a current premier musician/builder. The articles in this book have been taken frompast issues of Autoharp Quarterly and have been updated to address current innovations, problems, and instruments. It is a must have for every autoharp player

Mein Leben als Stuntboy

Author: Janet Tashjian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783414820525


Page: 282

View: 6955

Derek wird als Stuntboy für einen Film engagiert, und das an der Seite von Teeniestar Tanya Billings! Es stellt sich jedoch heraus, dass Derek die Stunts für Tanya übernehmen soll. Und um ihr ähnlich zu sehen, muss er eine Perücke tragen! Aber dann kommt es noch schlimmer: Auf YouTube taucht ein Film auf, der Derek dabei zeigt, wie er lautes Lesen übt. Ist das peinlich! Es scheint, als würde sein Leben schnurstracks in die Katastrophe führen. Aber Derek wäre nicht Derek, wenn er das einfach so hinnehmen würde.

Flowers in the Attic: A Stage Play

Author: V.C. Andrews

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501103954

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 1126

The only official stage play of V.C. Andrews’s enduring classic of forbidden love—adapted by Andrew Neiderman (The Devil’s Advocate). Experience in this new format the original story that captured the world’s imagination and earned V.C. Andrews a fiercely devoted readership. At the top of the stairs there are four secrets hidden. Blond, beautiful, innocent, and struggling to stay alive . . . They were a perfect family, golden and carefree—until a heartbreaking tragedy shattered their happiness. Now, for the sake of an inheritance that will ensure their future, the children must be hidden away out of sight, as if they never existed. Kept on the top floor of their grandmotherds vast mansion, their loving mother assures them it will be just for a little while. But as brutal days swell into agonizing months and years, Cathy, Chris, and twins Cory and Carrie, realize their survival is at the mercy of their cruel and superstitious grandmother . . . and this cramped and helpless world may be the only one they ever know. Book One of the Dollanganger series, the sequels include Petals in the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. Then experience the attic from Christopher’s point of view in Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth and Christopher’s Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger.

Die Gotteswelle


Author: Patrick Hemstreet

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959679718

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 5482

Neurowissenschaftler Chuck Brenton möchte Menschen helfen. Er arbeitet an einem Verfahren, das es erlaubt, über Gehirnströme unmittelbar mit Computern zu interagieren, und so etwaige Einschränkungen des menschlichen Körpers durch Krankheit oder Verletzung zu überwinden. Als sich unerwartete Erfolge einstellen, werden mächtige Gruppierungen mit unbegrenzten Ressourcen auf das Forschungsvorhaben aufmerksam. Doch einige wollen die neuen Möglichkeiten für ihre Zwecke missbrauchen und so sehen sich Chuck und seine Mitstreiter schließlich einer nie geahnten Bedrohung gegenüber. Eine Bedrohung, die das Ende der Welt bedeuten könnte, wie wir sie kennen ... "Die Gotteswelle hat ein ganz neues Spielfeld für alle von uns erschaffen. Und für manche könnte es mehr als ein Spiel sein." The Wall Street Journal "Die Gotteswelle ist ein erwachsener Sci-Fi-Thriller in bester Michael- Crichton-Tradition." Barnes & Nobles Sci-Fi & Fantasy-Blog "Patrick Hemstreets Debüt ist ein Thrillerfeuerwerk, das man in einem Rutsch lesen will, und das einen nachhaltigen Eindruck hinterlässt." James Rollins, New York Times-Bestsellerautor "Die Gotteswelle ist eine atemberaubende "Was wäre wenn”-Story mit cooler Technik und Charakteren, die man einfach mögen muss. Ein unterhaltsamer und verstörend glaubhafter Vorstoß in die Parawissenschaften. Legt euch nicht mit den Zetas an!" Sylvain Neuvel, Autor von "Giants - Sie sind erwacht"

Binewskis: Verfall einer radioaktiven Familie


Author: Katherine Dunn

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827076978

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 9476

Arturo, der Fischjunge, ist der Star des Familienzirkus. Sein rhetorisches Talent begeistert die Zuschauer so sehr, dass sie ihn wie einen Gott verehren und alles geben würden, um zu werden wie er. Am meisten aber liebt ihn seine Schwester Olympia, sie steht auch dann noch zu ihm, als er die siamesischen Zwillinge gegeneinander aufbringt, als er skrupellos die magischen Fähigkeiten des Nesthäkchens Chick für seine Zwecke missbraucht. Es ist Olympia, die buckelige Albino-Zwergin, die uns von ihrer Familie erzählt, von ihren Eltern, die sich durch unfassbare Experimente eine genetisch mutierte Freakshow heranzüchten. Sie berichtet von Geschwisterliebe und -konkurrenz, vom Kampf um Anerkennung in einer Welt des Über-Besonderen. Als Arturo in seinem Größenwahn kaum mehr zu halten ist, entwickelt sich ein dramatisches Spiel zwischen fanatischer Hingabe und mörderischer Abscheu. Dutzende wunderlich-bezaubernde Figuren hinterfragen unsere Vorstellung von „Selbst“ und dem „Anderen“, normal und unnormal, Perfektion und Deformation. Was ist Schönheit? Und was ist die moderne Familie wert?

Embracing the Wolf

Author: Racine Lavelle

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477118071

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

View: 2003

Summary Rachel Miller moved to Bitter Root for a relaxing life. She found anything but relaxing. She meets Ian McCord an alpha werewolf who has a pack right in Rachels back yard. Its through her relationship with Ian that she becomes aware of her dormant inner wolf. They awaken this creature by accident. Rachel finds theres no undoing what she and Ian did to awaken the wolf. As it turns out her wolf become her savior, without the strength and stamina of the wolf she and her young would have perished. Rachel learns to love, trust, and embrace her wolf.

Solange du bei uns bist


Author: Jodi Picoult


ISBN: 3838752686

Category: Fiction

Page: 463

View: 5344

Edward Warren hat keinen Kontakt mehr zu seiner Familie, seit er wegen eines heftigen Streits nach Thailand ausgewandert ist. Eine schreckliche Nachricht führt ihn zurück in die USA: Sein Vater liegt nach einem Unfall im Koma, die Chancen auf Genesung sind minimal. Während seine Schwester Cara auf ein Wunder hofft, will Edward den Vater sterben lassen und seine Organe spenden. Wird er von Nächstenliebe oder von Rachegedanken angetrieben? Und wie weit wird Cara gehen, um das Leben ihres Vaters zu erhalten?

Wer Böses in sich trägt


Author: Lisa Unger

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641131448

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3955

Manchmal ist die Wahrheit tödlicher als jede Lüge ... Lana führt ein ruhiges und sorgenfreies Leben in der idyllischen Kleinstadt The Hollows, New York. Niemand ahnt, dass die junge Studentin hinter einem sorgfältig geknüpften Netz aus Lügen und Halbwahrheiten ein dunkles Geheimnis verbirgt. Bis plötzlich Lanas Freundin Beck spurlos verschwindet. Um ihr Geheimnis zu schützen, behält Lana die Wahrheit über die Nacht, in der sie Beck das letzte Mal sah, für sich. Damit gerät sie jedoch nicht nur in den Fokus der Ermittlungen. Jemand weiß um Lanas Lügen, verwickelt sie in ein gefährliches Spiel und lockt sie in eine tödliche Falle ...

Ward the Wolf Boy

Night Terrors

Author: Famous John Urban

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479751995

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 122

View: 1893

All his young life growing up at the Home for Young Gentleman Orphanage a talented but misunderstood boy named Ward was told that he was different than the other boys and didn´t fit in because he had recurring dreams about half men, half wolf monsters and obsessively drew them. But were these visions dreams or memories? Was his diagnosis of having sleep tremors accurate or was he in fact starting to turn into a werewolf? There is truth to all myths and legends, and sometimes the worst monsters are not the ones hiding in closets or under beds. Ward the Wolf Boy explores overcoming abuse and neglect and embracing your true inner self, and Ward finds out that being a werewolf doesn t make you a bad person. What makes this book unique is several key factors. Werewolves are usually mindless killing monsters and they are usually just a sidekick for vampires or wizards and are rarely a main character in books despite their popularity. Ward and the other werewolves in "Ward the Wolf Boy" is more of a shape shifter and not a monster or a killer. In this adaption of the werewolf legend when werewolves turn they can still speak and think and behave like their normal human selves, only with greater strength and keener wolf like senses. While there are vampires in the series, they are the natural enemies of werewolves and they are grotesque teritorial killers. But this book is primarily about werewolves. They are the stars and heros of the series. "Ward the Wolf Boy, Night Terrors" is an introduction to the heros and villains of the series of books that are already in the planning stages. It appeals to the young and young at heart, and the author hopes that it´s readers will grow up with the young boy werewolf as he understands and fullfills his destiny.

Der Gesang der Nachtigall

Author: Lucy Strange

Publisher: Königskinder

ISBN: 3646920475

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1285

England 1919. Seitdem sie und ihre Familie nach Hope House gezogen sind, ist die zwölfjährige Henry ganz auf sich allein gestellt. Mama ist krank, Vater arbeitet außer Landes und Nanny Jane muss sich um Baby Piglet kümmern. Sich selbst und ihren Büchern überlassen, beginnt Henry, ihre neue Umgebung zu erkunden: das große Haus mit seinem vergessenen Dachboden, das geheimnisvolle Licht, das jenseits des Garten durch die Bäume schimmert, und die geisterhaften Schatten, die niemand außer ihr zu sehen scheint. Und auch niemand außer ihr scheint zu merken, in welcher Gefahr ihre Familie schwebt ...

Caillou: The Wolf

Author: Joceline Sanschagrin

Publisher: Chouette Publishing Inc

ISBN: 2894508905

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 3763

Caillou decides to explore the attic—a place he’s never been—by himself. Once up in the dimly lit space he becomes frightened when he thinks he sees a wolf. Quickly retreating to the safety of his familiar surroundings, Caillou immediately seeks the comfort of his daddy. He begins to feel better as his daddy encourages him to talk about what he saw and helps Caillou overcome his fear.


Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426555778

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 4322

New York wird von einer Serie grauenhafter Morde an Obdachlosen heimgesucht. Das Geheimnis kommt aus der Tiefe: "Devil's Attic", Dachboden des Teufels, heißt das Tunnelsystem unter den Straßen der Stadt. Ein Thriller an der Grenze zwischen Alptraum und Wirklichkeit. Attic von Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston: Spannung im eBook!

The Wolf

A Novel of the Sons of Destiny

Author: Jean Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440623431

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7196

Second in the Sons of Destiny series-now in mass market. Wolfer is one of eight sexy brothers, exiled to a strange island and struggling with magic, mysterious women, and deadly enemies-both human and not.

The Wolves of Midwinter

Author: Anne Rice

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448164885

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 2984

Anne Rice is back, with more werewolves, gothic mansions and epic battles between good and evil It is the beginning of December and it is cold and grey outside. In the stately flickering hearths of the grand mansion of Nideck Point, oak fires are burning. The Morphenkinder are busy getting ready for the ancient pagan feast of midwinter. Everyone is invited, including some of their own who do not wish them well... Reuben Golding, the newest of the Morphenkinder, is struggling with his new existence as a Man Wolf, struggling to learn to control his desires and bloodthirsty urges. His pure, luminous girlfriend Laura seems all set to join him in this new way of life, but Reuben is not at all certain he will love her if she becomes as he is. Beyond the mansion, the forest echoes with howling winds, which carry with them tales of a strange nether world, and of spirits – centuries old – who possess their own fantastical ancient histories and taunt with their dark, magical powers. As preparations for the feast gather pace, destiny continues to hound Reuben, not least in the form of a strange, tormented ghost who appears at the window, unable to speak. But he is not alone: before the festivities are over, choices must be made – choices which will decide the fate of the Morphenkinder for ever.