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Macadam Oder Das M Dchen Von Nr 12

Author : Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
ISBN : 9783423431781
Genre : Fiction
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11 preisgekrönte Erzählungen in einem Band Die Aufregung der Kassiererin in einer Maut-Kabine, eine dubiose Mahlzeit, der erste Schuhabdruck auf dem Mond, ein Fliegenschiss mit fatalen Folgen …: Wunderbar originelle Figuren und Begebenheiten stehen im Zentrum dieser hinreißenden Erzählungsbands von Jean-Paul Didierlaurent, der mit seinem Romandebüt ›Die Sehnsucht des Vorlesers‹ weltweit Hunderttausende von Lesern verzaubert hat. Mal leicht, mal ernst, mal höchst ironisch, mal düster, unheimlich komisch, poetisch oder schräg und immer mit herrlicher Pointe: Mit Fug und Recht wurden auch diese Erzählungen des SPIEGEL-Bestsellerautors mit Preisen gekrönt. Übrigens: Erinnern Sie sich noch an die Buchseiten, die Guylain vor dem Reißwolf gerettet hat? Hier findet man die ganzen Geschichten dazu!
Category: Fiction

An Invisible Thread

Author : Laura Schroff
ISBN : 9781451648973
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents the true story of a friendship that has spanned three decades, recounting how the author, a harried sales executive, befriended an eleven-year-old panhandler, changing both of their lives forever.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Sonic Wind The Story Of John Paul Stapp And How A Renegade Doctor Became The Fastest Man On Earth

Author : Craig Ryan
ISBN : 9781631490798
Genre : Science
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The untold story of an eccentric, scientific visionary whose death-defying research has saved millions of lives. Sixty years ago, cars and airplanes were still deathtraps waiting to happen. Today, both are safer than ever, thanks in part to one pioneering air force doctor’s research on seatbelts and ejection seats. The exploits of John Paul Stapp (1910–1999) come to thrilling life in this biography of a Renaissance man who was once blasted—faster than a .45 caliber bullet—across the desert in his Sonic Wind rocket sled, only to be slammed to a stop in barely a second. The experiment put him on the cover of Time magazine and allowed his swashbuckling team to gather the data needed to revolutionize automobile and aircraft design. But Stapp didn’t stop there. From the legendary high-altitude balloon tests that ensued to the ferocious battles for car safety legislation, Craig Ryan’s book is as much a history of America’s transition into the Jet Age as it is a biography of the man who got us there safely.
Category: Science

The Reader On The 6 27

Author : Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
ISBN : 9781447276500
Genre : Fiction
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A special edition of the international bestseller from French author Jean-Paul Didierlaurent. The Reader on the 6.27 is ready to take you on a journey . . . Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life . . . Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain recites aloud from pages he has saved from the jaws of his monstrous pulping machine. But it is when he discovers the diary of a lonely young woman, Julie - a woman who feels as lost in the world as he does - that his journey will truly begin.
Category: Fiction


Author : Wajdi Mouawad
ISBN : 1772010030
Genre : Fiction
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This award-winning novel by playwright Wadji Mouawad is a thriller and a road novel - written in the North African storytelling tradition in which events unfold from an animal point of view. The novel opens with a brutal murder: the protagonist arrives home to find his wife lying in a pool of blood. Driven by grief and the need to find whoever did this - "I want to see his face, I want to know who he is" - the protagonist sets out on desperate journey from Montreal to Indian reserves along the Canada-U.S. border, south through Civil War sites in the Midwest, to Animas, New Mexico. The furious odyssey awakens long-buried memories that make present circumstances even more painful. This masterful novel is told in a bestiary of voices, more than fifty animals, birds, and insects, each with their own characterization and style of speaking, reveal the unflattering contrast between the human and the natural. Violent and dark, the novel nevertheless moves beyond the thriller genre to become a book of multiple levels, rich in symbolism and open to complex interpretation. While set in North America, Mouawad's Lebanese roots suffuse the text, which becomes an examination of cultural influences and at the same time an excavation of childhood trauma and the legacy of war. Anima has resonated with readers worldwide. It's been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, and Catalan. It won the Thyde Monnier Grand Prize from the Soci�t� des Gens de Lettres, the Mediterranean Prize, the Literary Prize for a Second Novel in Laval, the Golden Alga Award, the Phoenix Award (as part of the Beirut Spring Festival), and the Catalan Llibreter Prize for Foreign Novel, all in 2012 and 2013. In 2015, Anima won the Lire en Poche, a prize awarded annually in France in celebration of the paperback book. An elegant translation by Linda Gaboriau brings this celebrated novel to English readers.
Category: Fiction

Off Magazine Street

Author : Ronald Everett Capps
ISBN : 1596921323
Genre : Fiction
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The lives of Bobby Long, content drowning his life in alcohol and tolerant woman, and his partner, Byron Burns, take a bizarre turn when their female companion dies and they find themselves putting up her young daughter, Hanna.
Category: Fiction


Author : Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN : 1843916509
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The Awkward Squad

Author : Sophie Hénaff
ISBN : 9781681440019
Genre : Fiction
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Suspended from her job as a promising police officer for firing "one bullet too many", Anne Capestan is expecting the worst when she is summoned to H.Q. to learn her fate. Instead, she is surprised to be told that she is to head up a new police squad, working on solving old cold cases. Though relived to still have a job, Capestan is not overjoyed by the prospect of her new role. Even less so when she meets her new team: a crowd of misfits, troublemakers and problem cases, none of whom are fit for purpose and yet none of whom can be fired. But from this inauspicious start, investigating the cold cases throws up a number a number of strange mysteries for Capestan and her team: was the old lady murdered seven years ago really just the victim of a botched robbery? Who was behind the dead sailor discovered in the Seine with three gunshot wounds? And why does there seem to be a curious link with a ferry that was shipwrecked off the Florida coast many years previously?
Category: Fiction

P S I Like You

Author : Kasie West
ISBN : 9780545850988
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Signed, sealed, delivered... While spacing out in Chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk, and added a message to her. Intrigue! Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters -- sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she's kind of falling for this letter writer. Only who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery, and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can't always be spelled out... Kasie West brings irresistible wit, warmth, and sparkle to this swoon-worthy story of love showing up when you least expect it. Praise for P.S. I Like You: "Lily is one of the funniest heroines I've met in a long time. This is my favorite Kasie West book yet!" -- Miranda Kenneally, author of Catching Jordan "Clever and heartwarming. P.S. I love this book, and you will too!" -- Lisa Schroeder, author of The Bridge from Me to You "Readers after an enjoyable beach romance won't go wrong with this." -- Kirkus Reviews
Category: Juvenile Fiction