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Arm sind die anderen (eBook, ePUB)
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Es ist die Nacht vor Heiligabend. Sylvester, genannt Sly, kommt von einer Tour durchs Frankfurter Bahnhofsviertel heim. Am Badezimmerspiegel entdeckt er eine Botschaft seiner Mutter: ´´Ich kann einfach nicht mehr.´´ Sly will nicht glauben, dass sich seine Mutter etwas angetan haben könnte, sondern hält daran fest, dass sie, die häufig unter ihren ´´dunklen Tagen´´ leidet, sich bloß eine Auszeit genommen hat. Am nächsten Morgen, es schneit schon seit Tagen ohne Unterlass, begibt sich Sly gemeinsam mit seinen Geschwistern Enja, Inno und Flo sowie seinem mitunter verwirrten Opa auf die Suche nach seiner Mutter und damit auf eine abenteuerliche Odyssee durch Frankfurt am Main. Die Schatten der Vergangenheit holen ihn ein - der prügelnde Stiefvater, die anhaltenden Geldsorgen, Mamas Depressionen. Nach und nach wird ihm bewusst, wie sich seine Mutter durch die existenzielle Not verändert hat, und er gesteht sich ein, dass seine Familie tatsächlich arm ist. Doch in der größten Not findet Sly Hilfe: bei seinen Geschwistern, seinen Freunden, einer geheimnisvollen Schönen, seiner gehandicapten Nachbarin und am Ende sogar bei seinem Großvater und einem leibhaftigen Hellseher. Sprachlich brillant, packend, ebenso humorvoll wie eindringlich, erzählt Pete Smith eine Geschichte von Mut, Hoffnung und Beharrlichkeit. In seinem Roman ´´Arm sind die anderen´´ porträtiert der Frankfurter Autor eine Familie, die in den Dunkelzonen unserer Gesellschaft lebt und trotz schwierigster Voraussetzungen verzweifelt darum bemüht ist, die eigene Würde zu bewahren. ´´Realistisch, spannend und ziemlich cool.´´ Hessischer Rundfunk ´´Sehr fesselnd geschrieben. Ein Story, die vorwärts drängt. Kann besonders Jungen empfohlen werden.´´ Evangelisches Literaturportal ´´Smith schreibt sehr realistisch und unsentimental, teilweise mit einer harten, aber nicht platten Wortwahl. Ein schön geschriebenes, anrührendes Werk über die Hoffnung und die Wichtigkeit der Familie in Zeiten wie diesen, das ich jedem nur weiterempfehlen kann.´´ Alliterus ´´Ein schöner, schonungsloser und ehrlicher Roman zum Thema Jugendarmut.´´ Armutskonferenz Österreich ´´Die Geschichte zerreißt einem schier das Herz, lässt an Dramatik nichts aus und zeigt eine dunkle Seite der Gesellschaft. Bei den vielen schrägen Ideen bleibt oft das Lachen im Halse stecken, die temporeiche Handlung reißt jeden mit - doch das Ende ist leise und offen. Ein Buch, dem viele jugendliche und ebenso erwachsene Leser und Leserinnen zu wünschen sind!´´ Borromedien

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Stand: 18.04.2019
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Terror (Planet Escalation 1) (eBook, ePUB)
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Wir schreiben das Jahr 2023. Das Wettrüsten der Nationen scheint wieder einmal seinen Höhepunkt zu erreichen. Terror in allen erdenklichen Formen überzieht die westliche Welt. Die alte Ordnung wird in Frage gestellt, als sich außerirdische Intelligenzen bemerkbar machen. Als die 23-jährige Sly Zeuge eines terroristischen Überfalls wird, beginnt sie die Welt plötzlich mit anderen Augen zu sehen.

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Stand: 18.04.2019
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I Want My Hat Back
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A New York Times Best Illustrated Children´s Book of 2011! ´´A wonderful and astonishing thing, the kind of book that makes child laugh and adult chuckle, and both smile in appreciation. . . . Charmingly wicked.´´ - The New York Times A bear´s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across whether they have seen it. None of them have. Have you seen it? Jon Klassen´s beloved tale plays out in sly illustrations brimming with visual humor - and winks at us with a wry irreverence that will leave readers of all ages thrilled. Available at last in a board book format, this #1 New York Times bestseller is a true modern classic.

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Stand: 18.04.2019
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Where the Blue Begins (eBook, PDF)
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´´Where the Blue Begins´´ was written in 1922, a few years after the Mifflin novels, and is generally categorized as a ´´satirical novel´´, but that's a bit harsh given its rather genial tone. The characters are all recognizable human types, but presented in the physical guise of dogs. This allows for a great deal of sly humor involving tale wagging, wet noses, and the like, and some even more subtle jokes allowing dog species to stand in as character comments; (what species of dog would you choose to be the local vicar?). Anyway, our hero, Gissing, goes gallivanting off to seek new horizons, (where the blue begins), and has adventures. The results are amusing and instructive. This can be read as a child's adventure tale or as a more serious contemplative work, depending on one's inclinations and situation. However you approach it, this is an accomplished work by a gifted author at the height of his powers. It suffers not at all from being dated; it may even work better now for that reason. Certainly a cheerful choice as a why-not? flyer. Philosophy, religion, humor, and insight all combined in one book.

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Stand: 17.04.2019
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Bridge of Birds
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When the children of his village were struck with a mysterious illness, Number Ten Ox sought a wiseman to save them. He found master Li Kao, a scholar with a slight flaw in his character. Together they set out to find the Great Root of Power, the only possible cure. The quest led them to a host of truly memorable characters, multiple wonders, incredible adventures-and strange coincidences which were really not coincidences at all. And it involved them in an ancient crime that still perturbed the serenity of Heaven. Simply and charmingly told, this is a wry tale, a sly tale, and a story of wisdom delightfully askew. Once read, its marvels and beauty will not easily fade from the mind. The author claims that this is a novel of an ancient China that never was. But, oh . . . it should have been! Praise for Bridge of Birds ´´Li Kao may have a slight flaw in his character but the book has none. I recommend it unconditionally and I predict Barry Hughart has quite a future as a fantasy writer.´´-Anne McCaffrey

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Stand: 18.04.2019
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Passagier 57
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Der Flug 163 von Floria nach Los Angeles: Mit an Bord sitzt Charles Rane, Anführer einer brutalen Terrortruppe. Für die Insassen des Fluges wird der skrupellose Killer zum Alptraum, aber einer leistet Widerstand: Passagier 57 - Anti-Terrorspezialist John Cutter (Wesley Snipes). Über den Wolken beginnt ein mörderischer Kampf ... Nach dem Tod seiner Frau, die bei einem Überfall auf ein Lebensmittelgeschäft ums Leben kam, versinkt John Cutter (Wesley Snipes) in eine tiefe Depression. Er hängt seinen Job als Terror-Experte und Sonderagent an den Nagel, denn Gewalt ist ihm ein Greuel. Cutter nimmt einen Job bei einer Fluglinie an und veranstaltet Flugsicherheits-Lehrgänge für das angehende Personal. Sly Delvecchio (Tom Sizemore), sein alter Freund, bedrängt ihn, Sicherheitschef seiner Fluglinie zu werden: Schließlich ist John der beste Anti-Terror-Experte im Geschäft. Widerwillig nimmt Cutter den Job an und bucht den Flug nach Los Angeles, um seine neue Position anzutreten. Schneller als ihm lieb ist, wird Cutter wieder mit dem Tod konfrontiert - als Passagier 57 auf dem Flug nach Los Angeles. Denn an Bord ist auch Charles Rane (Bruce Payne), ein skrupelloser Hijacker, der in Los Angeles vor Gericht gestellt werden soll. Ranes Komplizen überwältigen die FBI-Beamten und bringen das Flugzeug in ihre Gewalt. Noch wissen die Hijacker nicht, dass Cutter an Bord ist.

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Stand: 19.04.2019
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Proportional Systems in the History of Architec...
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Since the origins of architectural history, proportional systems have served as objects of belief and modes of iconographical communication. Whether they are capable of fulfilling more tangible functions remains a matter of debate today, for this ancient and diverse belief system continues to infiltrate architectural thinking in subtle and sometimes surprising ways. In this collection of original essays, twenty-six leading scholars reconsider the long history of proportional systems across numerous periods and places, and from diverse methodological approaches including archival exploration and advanced laser scanning. Prior to the advent of modern structural engineering, architects and builders used proportional systems to imbue their works with a general condition of order that was integral to their intertwined notions of beauty and structural stability. These mostly invisible intellectual frameworks ranged from simple grids and symbolic numbers, to sly manipulations of geometry and numbers that required privileged knowledge and arithmetical calculations to access. Matthew A. Cohen is a licensed architect and Professor of Architecture at Washington State University. He publishes on the history and theory of medieval and Renaissance architecture. His book Beyond Beauty: Reexamining Architectural Proportion through the Basilicas of San Lorenzo and Santo Spirito in Florence (Marsilio, 2013) received the James Ackerman Award in the History of Architecture. Maarten Delbeke is Chair in the History and Theory of Architecture at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) at the ETH in Zürich. He publishes on the history and theory of art and architecture from the early modern period up to the present, is an architecture critic, and is the founding editor of the journal Architectural Histories.

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Stand: 19.04.2019
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Miracle Creek (eBook, ePUB)
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My husband asked me to lie. Not a big lie. He probably didn´t even consider it a lie, and neither did I, at first . . . A thrilling debut novel for fans of Liane Moriarty and Celeste Ng about how far we´ll go to protect our families, and our deepest secrets AN AMAZON EDITOR´S PICK A BOOK OF THE MONTH SELECTION A BOOKRIOT BEST PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER FOR 2019 In rural Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the Miracle Submarine: a pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for ´´dives´´, used as an alternative therapy for conditions including autism and infertility. But when the Miracle Submarine mysteriously explodes, killing two people, a dramatic murder trial upends the Yoos´ small community. Who or what caused the explosion? Was it the mother of one of the patients, who claimed to be sick that day but was smoking down by the creek? Or was it Young and Pak themselves, hoping to cash in on a big insurance payment and send their daughter to college? The ensuing trial uncovers unimaginable secrets from that night - trysts in the woods, mysterious notes, child-abuse charges - as well as tense rivalries and alliances among a group of people driven to extraordinary degrees of desperation and sacrifice. ´ Engrossing . . . Miracle Creek turns a courtroom murder trial into a page-turning exploration of parenting, experimental therapies, and the emotional toil of immigration´ Elle ´A marvel, a taut courtroom thriller that ultimately tells the most human story imaginable, a story of good intentions and reckless passions. Compelling, generous, at once empathetic and unsparing . . . the perfect novel for these chaotic times in which we live´ Laura Lippman ´Kim has written a bold debut novel about science and immigration and the hopes and fears each engenders - unforgettable and true´ Alexander Chee ´Grabbed me hard right from the start. This is a terrific courtroom thriller, a sly whodunit that´s beautifully written and also full of heart´ Scott Turow

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Stand: 18.04.2019
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Material Girls (eBook, ePUB)
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In this dystopian thriller, fashion is making everyone a victim: “A captivating and fast-paced ride” (Joelle Charbonneau, New York Times –bestselling author of The Testing trilogy). In Marla Klein and Ivy Wilde’s world, teens are the gatekeepers of culture. A top fashion label employs sixteen-year-old Marla to dictate hot new clothing trends, while Ivy, a teen pop star, popularizes the garments that Marla approves. Both girls are pawns in a calculated but seductive system of corporate control, and both begin to question their world’s aggressive levels of consumption. Now they’re joining forces to subversively resist and overturn the industry that controls every part of their lives . . . Smart, provocative, and entertaining, this thrilling page-turner questions the cult-like mentality of fame and fashion. Are you in or are you out? “Through its likable characters, sly humor, and smart, fast-moving plot, this entertaining debut raises serious questions about the costs of disposable fashion and pursuit of celebrity.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Stand: 17.04.2019
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Les Miserables
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Now a major musical film from Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper (The King´s Speech), starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway, and also featuring Amanda Seyfreid, Helena Bonham-Carter and Sacha Baron-Cohen, Victor Hugo´s Les Misérables is one of the great works of western literature. Victor Hugo´s tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him. But his attempts to become a respected member of the community are constantly put under threat: by his own conscience, when, owing to a case of mistaken identity, another man is arrested in his place; and by the relentless investigations of the dogged Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe). It is not simply for himself that Valjean must stay free, however, for he has sworn to protect the baby daughter of Fantine (Anne Hathaway), driven to prostitution by poverty. Victor Hugo (1802-85) wrote volumes of criticism, Romantic costume dramas, satirical verse and political journalism but is best remembered for his novels, especially Notre-Dame de Paris (1831), also known as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and Les Misérables (1862) which was adapted into one of the most successful musicals of all time. ´All human life is here´ Cameron Mackintosh, producer of the musical Les Misérables ´One of the half-dozen greatest novels of the world´ Upton Sinclair ´A great writer - inventive, witty, sly, innovatory´ A. S. Byatt, author of Possession

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Stand: 16.04.2019
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