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On Swift Horses
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A lonely newlywed and her wayward brother-in-law follow divergent and dangerous paths through the postwar American West. She remembers what her mother used to say, when it was time to leave a man or find a new one. That there was no roll credits moment, that life kept moving, that every pleasure ended and could only be replaced. Muriel is newly married and restless, transplanted from her rural Kansas hometown to life in a dusty bungalow in San Diego. The air is rich with the tang of salt and citrus, but the limits of her new life seem to be closing in: She misses her freethinking mother, dead before Muriel´s nineteenth birthday, and her sly, itinerant brother-in-law, Julius, who made the world feel bigger than she had imagined. And so she begins slipping off to the Del Mar racetrack, eavesdropping, learning the language of horses and risk. Meanwhile, Julius is testing his fate in Las Vegas, working at a local casino where tourists watch atomic tests from the roof, and falling in love with Henry, a young card cheat. When Henry is eventually discovered and run out of town, Julius takes off to search for him in the plazas and dives of Tijuana, trading one city of illusions and indiscretions for another. On Swift Horses is an intimate and astonishing story of love and luck, of two people trying to find their place in a country that is coming apart even as it promised them everything.

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Stand: 02.10.2019
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On Swift Horses
23,99 € *
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A lonely newlywed and her wayward brother-in-law follow divergent and dangerous paths through the postwar American West. Muriel is newly married and restless, transplanted from her rural Kansas hometown to life in a dusty bungalow in San Diego. The air is rich with the tang of salt and citrus, but the limits of her new life seem to be closing in: She misses her freethinking mother, dead before Muriel´s nineteenth birthday, and her sly, itinerant brother-in-law, Julius, who made the world feel bigger than she had imagined. And so she begins slipping off to the Del Mar racetrack to bet and eavesdrop, learning the language of horses and risk. Meanwhile, Julius is testing his fate in Las Vegas, working at a local casino where tourists watch atomic tests from the roof, and falling in love with Henry, a young card cheat. When Henry is eventually discovered and run out of town, Julius takes off to search for him in the plazas and dives of Tijuana, trading one city of dangerous illusions and indiscretions for another. On Swift Horses is a debut of astonishing power: a story of love and luck, of two people trying to find their place in a country that is coming apart even as it promises them everything.

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Stand: 02.10.2019
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On Swift Horses (eBook, ePUB)
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A lonely newlywed and her wayward brother-in-law follow divergent and dangerous paths through the postwar American West. Muriel is newly married and restless, transplanted from her rural Kansas hometown to life in a dusty bungalow in San Diego. The air is rich with the tang of salt and citrus, but the limits of her new life seem to be closing in: She misses her freethinking mother, dead before Muriel´s nineteenth birthday, and her sly, itinerant brother-in-law, Julius, who made the world feel bigger than she had imagined. And so she begins slipping off to the Del Mar racetrack to bet and eavesdrop, learning the language of horses and risk. Meanwhile, Julius is testing his fate in Las Vegas, working at a local casino where tourists watch atomic tests from the roof, and falling in love with Henry, a young card cheat. When Henry is eventually discovered and run out of town, Julius takes off to search for him in the plazas and dives of Tijuana, trading one city of dangerous illusions and indiscretions for another. On Swift Horses is a debut of astonishing power: a story of love and luck, of two people trying to find their place in a country that is coming apart even as it promises them everything.

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Stand: 11.10.2019
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4 Animal Children´s Stories: 4 Grandpa Dave Chi...
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Four animal children´s stories with Copper, the Dog That Didn´t Bark; Virginia, the Quiet Cat; George, the Sly Bear; and Sugar, the Happy Horse. These are Grandpa Dave stories with fun goings-on and surprises. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grandpa Dave. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smag/000319/bk_smag_000319_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.08.2019
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Fox Tracks
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´´[Rita Mae Brown] enlivens a timely tale with . . . amusing accounts of her four-legged creations and delightful descriptions of the central Virginia countryside.´´-Richmond Times-Dispatch New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown bounds to the front of the pack with Fox Tracks, the thrilling new mystery in her beloved foxhunting series featuring the indomitable ´´Sister´´ Jane Arnold and, among others, the boisterous company of horses and hounds. Now, as a string of bizarre murders sweeps the East Coast, this unlikely alliance must smoke out a devious killer who may be closer than they first think. While outside on Manhattan´s Midtown streets a fierce snowstorm rages, nothing can dampen the excitement inside the elegant ballroom of Manhattan´s Pierre Hotel. Hunt clubs from all over North America have gathered for their annual gala, and nobody is in higher spirits than ´´Sister´´ Jane, Master of the Jefferson Hunt in Virginia´s Blue Ridge Mountains. Braving the foul weather, Sister and her young friend ´´Tootie´´ Harris pop out to purchase cigars for the celebration at a nearby tobacco shop, finding themselves regaled by the colorful stories of its eccentric proprietor, Adolfo Galdos. Yet the trip´s festive mood goes to ground later with the grisly discovery of Adolfo´s corpse. The tobacconist was shot in the head but found, oddly enough, with a cigarette pack of American Smokes laid carefully over his heart. When a similar murder occurs in Boston, Sister´s ´´horse sense´´ tells her there´s a nefarious plot afoot-one that seems to originate in the South´s aromatic tobacco farms. Meanwhile, Sister´s nemesis, Crawford Howard, will stop at nothing to subvert the Jefferson Hunt Club. There´s more than one shadowy scheme in the works in Albemarle County, and some conspirators are unafraid of taking shots at those evidencing too keen an interest in other people´s business. When Sister voices her suspicions, she, too, becomes a target. Fortunately for her, the Master of the Jefferson Hunt may rely upon the wits and wiles of her four-legged friends-including horses Lafayette and Matador, the powerful hound, Dragon, and even the clever old red fox, Uncle Yancy! From Manhattan´s gritty streets to the pastoral beauty of Virginia horse country, Fox Tracks features the beloved characters from past Sister Jane novels in a fascinating new intrigue. This sly, fast-paced mystery gives chase from sizzling start to stunning finish! Praise for Rita Mae Brown´s ´´Sister´´ Jane novels ´´Brown is a keen plotter who advances her story with well-placed clues and showy suspects.´´-The New York Times Book Review ´´[Brown] succeeds in conjuring a world in which prey are meant to survive the chase and foxes are knowing collaborators.´´-People ´´One of the most entertaining amateur sleuths since those of Agatha Christie.´´-Booklist

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Stand: 02.10.2019
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High Hearts (eBook, ePUB)
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From the celebrated author of Rubyfruit Jungle and Bingo comes a stirring novel of the Civil War, a tale of true love and mistaken identity. Brimming with colorful characters and vivid settings, High Hearts is Rita Mae Brown at her most ambitious and entertaining. April 12, 1861. Bright, gutsy and young, Geneva Chatfield marries Nash Hart in Albemarle County, Virginia, the same day Fort Sumter´s guns fire the start of the Civil War. Five days later she loses him as Nash joins the Confederate Army. Geneva, who is known as the best rider since Light Horse Harry Lee, cuts her hair, dons a uniform, enlists as ´´Jimmy Chatfield,´´ then rides off to be with her beloved Nash. But sensitive Nash recoils in horror from the violence of war, while Geneva is invigorated by the chase and the fight. Can she be all the man her husband isn´t? She´ll sure as hell try. But there is a complication, and his name is Major ´´Mars´´ Vickers. This macho major, to his own shock and amazement, finds himself inexplicably attracted to the young soldier named ´´Jimmy.´´ And this is only the beginning of a novel that moves with sureness and grace from the ferocity of battle to the struggle on the homefront, and brings passion and sly humor to a story of dawning love. High Hearts is a penetrating, delightful and sweeping tale that gives fresh life to a fascinating time.

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Stand: 02.10.2019
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