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July 2020 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Juli 27 um 06:00 pm EDT

Miracle CountrySchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Kendra Atleework grew up in Swall Meadows, in the Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, where annual rainfall averages five inches and in drought years measures closer to zero. Kendra's family raised their children to thrive in this harsh landscape, forever at the mercy of wildfires, blizzards, and gale-force winds. Most of all, the Atleework children were raised on unconditional love and delight in the natural world. But it came at a price. When Kendra was six, her mother was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, and she died when Kendra was sixteen. Her family fell apart, even as her father tried to keep them together. Kendra took flight from her bereft family, escaping to the enemy city of Los Angeles, and then Minneapolis, land of all trees, no deserts, no droughts, full lakes, water everywhere you look. But after years of avoiding the pain of her hometown, she realized that she had to go back, that the desert was the only place she could live. Like Wild, Miracle Country is a story of flight and return, bounty and emptiness, and the true meaning of home. But it also speaks to the ravages of climate change and its permanent destruction of the way of life in one particular town.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
Biography & Memoir, History, Science & Nature, Nonfiction
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June 2020 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Juni 29 um 06:00 pm EDT

The Gamesmaster: My Life in the '80s Geek Culture Trenches with G.I. Joe, Dungeons & Dragons, and ThSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
The Gamesmaster is a narrative memoir chronicling the life and career of Flint Dille. And while he isn't exactly a household name, you almost certainly know his work—which includes credits from some of the most important and successful entertainment franchises throughout the world across the cartoon, film, video game, and comic book industries and beyond. Dille started his career writing and producing Saturday morning television shows, including Transformers and G.I. Joe, while also writing interactive novels with Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons & Dragons. From there, he'd go on to work with the likes of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Frank Miller, Jack Kirby, and a raft of others as a writer, story editor, show runner, and/or producer of iconic entertainment in almost every medium. Dille's memoir is an entertaining blend of pop culture, social history, and reportage about the exciting, groundbreaking 1980s, and the parts he and his colleagues, collaborators, employers, and friends played in making it a genuine Golden Age.
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Hörbuch, digital
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Biography & Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports and Leisure
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May 2020 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Mai 25 um 06:00 pm EDT

FractureSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Critically acclaimed, prize-winning author Andrés Neuman’s Fracture is an ambitious literary novel set against Japan’s 2011 nuclear accident in a cross-cultural story about how every society remembers and forgets its catastrophes. An earthquake unnerves Tokyo on March 11, 2011, triggering the Fukushima nuclear disaster—and a tectonic stirring of the collective past. Mr. Yoshie Watanabe, an aging executive at an electronics company and a survivor of the atomic bomb, feels as though he is a fugitive of his own memory. As the seams of his country threaten to come undone yet again, he braces himself to make the biggest decision of his life. Meanwhile, four women narrate their own memories of Watanabe to an enigmatic Argentinian reporter investigating his life. Their stories, told in different languages and describing different loves, map a sociopolitical tour of Tokyo, Paris, New York, Buenos Aires, and Madrid, proving that nothing ever happens in one place, that every human event reverberates to the ends of the earth.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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April 2020 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: April 27 um 06:00 pm EDT

Deceit and Other Possibilities: StoriesSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
In her powerful collection, first published in 2016 and now featuring new stories, Vanessa Hua gives voice to immigrant families navigating a new America. Tied to their ancestral and adopted homelands in ways unimaginable in generations past, these memorable characters straddle both worlds but belong to none. From a Hong Kong movie idol fleeing a sex scandal to an obedient daughter turned Stanford pretender, from a Chinatown elder summoned to his village to a Korean American pastor with a secret agenda, the characters in the collection illustrate the conflict between self and society, tradition and change. In "What We Have Is What We Need," winner of the Atlantic's Student Writing Contest, a boy from Mexico reunites with his parents in San Francisco. When he suspects his mother has found love elsewhere, he fights to keep his family together. With insight and wit, Hua writes about what wounds us and what we must survive. Deceit and Other Possibilities marked the emergence of a remarkable new writer and is now available more broadly.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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March 2020 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: März 30 um 06:00 pm EDT

They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See SaucersSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
More than half a century since Roswell, UFOs have been making headlines once again. On December 17, 2017, the New York Times ran a front-page story about an approximately five-year Pentagon program called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. The article hinted, and its sources clearly said in subsequent television interviews, that some of the ships in question couldn't be linked to any country. The implication, of course, was that they might be linked to other solar systems. The UFO community—those who had been thinking about, seeing, and analyzing supposed flying saucers (or triangles or chevrons) for years—was surprisingly skeptical of the revelation. Their incredulity and doubt rippled across the internet. Many of the people most invested in UFO reality weren't really buying it. And as Sarah Scoles did her own digging, she ventured to dark, conspiracy-filled corners of the internet, to a former paranormal research center in Utah, and to the hallways of the Pentagon. In They Are Already Here we meet the bigwigs, the scrappy upstarts, the field investigators, the rational people, and the unhinged kooks of this sprawling community. How do they interact with each other? How do they interact with "anomalous phenomena"? And how do they (as any group must) reflect the politics and culture of the larger world around them?
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
Recent Nonfiction, Science & Nature, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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February 2020 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Februar 24 um 06:00 pm EST

Vera Violet: A NovelSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Vera Violet recounts the dark story of a rough group of teenagers growing up in a twisted rural logging town. There are no jobs. There is no sense of safety. But there is a small group of loyal friends, a truck waiting with the engine running, a pair of boots covered in blood, and a hot 1911 pistol with a pearl grip. Vera Violet O'Neel's home is in the Pacific Northwest—not the glamorous scene of coffee bars and craft beers, but the hardscrabble region of busted pickups and broken dreams. Vera's mother has left, her father is unstable, and her brother is deeply troubled. Against this gritty background, Vera struggles to establish a life of her own, a life fortified by her friends and her hard-won love. But the relentless poverty coupled with the twin lures of crystal meth and easy money soon shatter fragile alliances. Her world violently torn apart, Vera flees to St. Louis, Missouri. There, alone in a small apartment, she grieves for her broken family, her buried friends, and her beloved, Jimmy James Blood. In this brilliant, explosive debut, Melissa Anne Peterson establishes herself as a fresh, raw voice, a writer to be reckoned with
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Hörbuch, digital
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General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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January 2020 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Januar 27 um 06:00 pm EST

Trouble in MindSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Reihen: Sam Kelson (1)
Introducing maverick Chicago private investigator Sam Kelson in the first of a hardhitting new crime noir series. Sam Kelson is a PI like no other. As a consequence of being shot in the head while working undercover as a Chicago cop, he suffers from disinhibition: he cannot keep silent or tell lies when questioned. But truth be told—and Kelson always tells the truth—he still feels compelled to investigate and, despite the odds, he's good at his job. Hired by Trina Felbanks to investigate her pharmacist brother, whom she suspects is dealing drugs, Kelson arrives at Felbanks' home to make a shocking discovery. Arrested on suspicion of murder, he makes an even more startling discovery concerning his client's identity. Kelson would appear to have been set up . . . but by whom, and why? As events spiral out of control and the body count rises, Kelson realizes he's made a dangerously powerful enemy. Will he survive long enough to discover who has targeted him—and what it is they want?
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Hörbuch, digital
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General Fiction, Mystery, Fiction and Literature
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December 2019 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Dezember 30 um 06:00 pm EST

The Road to DelanoSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Jack Duncan is a high school senior whose dream is to play baseball in college and beyond—as far away from Delano as possible. He longs to escape the political turmoil surrounding the labor struggles of the striking fieldworkers that infests his small ag town. Ever since his father, a grape grower, died under suspicious circumstances ten years earlier, he's had to be the sole emotional support of his mother. With their property on the verge of a tax sale, Jack drives an old combine into town to sell it so he and his mother don't become homeless. On the road, an old friend of his father's shows up and hands him the police report indicating Jack's father was murdered. Jack is compelled to dig deep to discover the entire truth, which throws him into the heart of the corruption endemic in the Central Valley. Everything he has dreamed of is at stake if he can't control his impulse for revenge. While Jack's girlfriend, the intelligent and articulate Ella, warns him not to do anything to jeopardize their plans of moving to LA, after graduation, Jack turns to his best friend, Adrian, a star player on the team, to help to save his mother's land. When Jack's efforts to rescue a stolen piece of farm equipment leaves Adrian in a catastrophic situation, Jack must bail his friend out of his dilemma before it ruins his future prospects.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
Historical fiction, Fiction and Literature
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November 2019 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: November 25 um 06:00 pm EST

What BurnsSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Dale Peck, Curt Bonnem (Narrated by), and Chelsea Stephens (Narrated by)
The first collection of short fiction from Lambda Award–winning novelist Dale Peck spans twenty-five years of writing, including two O. Henry Award winners and the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. The stories in What Burns examine the extremes of desire against a backdrop of family, class, and mortality. In "Bliss," a young man befriends the convicted felon who murdered his mother when he was only a child. In "Not Even Camping Is Like Camping Anymore," a teenage boy fends off the advances of a five-year-old his mother babysits. And in "Dues," a man discovers that everything he owns is borrowed from someone else—including his time on earth. Walking the tightrope between tenderness and violence that has defined Peck's work since the publication of his first novel, Martin and John, through his most recent, Night Soil, What Burns reveals Peck's mastery of the short form.
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Hörbuch, digital
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General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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October 2019 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Oktober 28 um 06:00 pm EDT

Go All The Way: A Literary Appreciation for Power PopSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Paul Myers, Larry Karaszewski (Contribution by), Dave Holmes (Contribution by), David Yaffe (Contribution by), Annie Zaleski (Contribution by), Carrie Courogen (Contribution by), S. W. Lauden, Keith Sellon-Wright (Narrated by), Michael Chabon (Contribution by), and Heather Havrilesky (Contribution by)
Fun, bright, and playful, Power Pop is a sometimes adored, sometimes maligned, often misunderstood genre of music. From its heyday in the '70s and '80s to its resurgence in the '90s and '00s, Power Pop has meant many things to many people. In Go All the Way, today's best and brightest writers go deep on what certain Power Pop bands and songs mean and have meant to them. Whether they love or hate it, Go All the Way is a dive into the Beatles-inspired pop rock of the last five decades.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
Nonfiction
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September 2019 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: September 30 um 06:00 pm EDT

BloomlandSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Bloomland opens during finals week at a fictional southern university, when a student walks into the library with his roommate's semi-automatic rifle and opens fire. When he stops shooting, twelve people are dead. In this richly textured debut, John Englehardt explores how the origin and aftermath of the shooting impacts the lives of three characters: a disillusioned student, a grieving professor, and a young man whose valuation of fear and disconnection funnels him into the role of the aggressor. As the community wrestles with the fallout, Bloomland interrogates social and cultural dysfunction in a nation where mass violence has become all too familiar. Profound and deeply nuanced, Bloomland is a dazzling debut for fans of Denis Johnson and We Need to Talk About Kevin.
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Hörbuch, digital
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General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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August 2019 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: August 26 um 06:00 pm EDT

I Heart Oklahoma!Schnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Roy Scranton, controversial and critically acclaimed, brings us a formally daring road trip into the heart of present-day America. Suzie's seen it all, but now she's looking for something she lost: a sense of the future. So when the chance comes to work with a maverick video artist on his road movie about Donald Trump's America, she's pretty sure it's a bad idea but she signs up anyway, hoping for an outside shot at starting over. A provocative, genderqueer, shapeshifting musical romp through the brain-eating nightmare of contemporary America, I Heart Oklahoma! is a book about art, guns, cars, American landscapes, and American history. This kaleidoscopic novel moves from our bleeding-edge present to a furious Faulknerian retelling of the Charlie Starkweather killings in the 1950s, capturing in its fragmented, mesmerizing form the violence at the heart of the American dream.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genre
Fiction and Literature
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May 2019 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Mai 28 um 06:00 pm EDT

Rabbits for FoodSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
From master of razor-edged literary humor Binnie Kirshenbaum, a devastating, laugh-out-loud funny story of a writer's slide into depression and institutionalization. It's New Year's Eve, the holiday of forced fellowship, mandatory fun, and paper hats. While dining out with her husband and their friends, Kirshenbaum's protagonist—an acerbic, mordantly witty, and clinically depressed writer—fully unravels. Her breakdown lands her in the psych ward of a prestigious New York hospital, where she refuses all modes of recommended treatment. Instead, she passes the time chronicling the lives of her fellow "lunatics" and writing a novel about what brought her there. Her story is a hilarious and harrowing deep dive into the disordered mind of a woman who sees the world all too clearly. Propelled by stand-up comic timing and rife with pinpoint insights, Kirshenbaum examines what it means to be unloved and loved, to succeed and fail, to be at once impervious and raw. Rabbits for Food shows how art can lead us out of—or into—the depths of disconsolate loneliness and piercing grief. This is a bravura literary performance from one of our most witty and indispensable writers.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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April 2019 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: April 29 um 06:00 pm EDT

BivouacSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
When Ferron Morgan's father dies in suspicious circumstances, his trauma is exacerbated by the conflict within his family and among his father's friends over whether the death was the result of medical negligence or if it was a political assassination. Ferron grew up in awe of his father's radical political endeavors, but in later years he watched as the resurgence of the political right in the Caribbean in the 1980s robbed the man of his faith. Ferron's response to the death is further complicated by guilt, particularly over his failure to protect his fiancée from a brutal assault. He begins to investigate the direction of his life with great intensity, in particular his instinct to keep moving on and running from trouble. This is a sharply focused portrayal of Jamaica at a tipping point in its recent past, in which the private grief and trauma condenses a whole society's scarcely understood sense of temporariness and dislocation.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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March 2019 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: März 25 um 06:00 pm EDT

The Perilous Adventures of the Cowboy KingSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Raising the literary bar to a new level, Jerome Charyn re-creates the voice of Theodore Roosevelt, the New York City police commissioner, Rough Rider, and soon-to-be twenty-sixth president through his derring-do adventures, effortlessly combining superhero dialogue with haunting pathos. Beginning with his sickly childhood and concluding with McKinley's assassination, the novel positions Roosevelt as a "perfect bull in a china shop," a fearless crime fighter and pioneering environmentalist who would grow up to be our greatest peacetime president. With an operatic cast, including "Bamie," his handicapped older sister; Eleanor, his gawky little niece; as well as the devoted Rough Riders, the novel memorably features the lovable mountain lion Josephine, who helped train Roosevelt for his "crowded hour," the charge up San Juan Hill. Lauded by Jonathan Lethem for his "polymorphous imagination and crack comic timing," Charyn has created a classic of historical fiction, confirming his place as "one of the most important writers in American literature" (Michael Chabon).
Medium
Hörbuch, digital
Genres
Fiction and Literature
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February 2019 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Februar 25 um 06:00 pm EST

Sounds Like TitanicSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
A young woman leaves Appalachia for life as a classical musician—or so she thinks. When aspiring violinist Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman lands a job with a professional ensemble in New York City, she imagines she has achieved her lifelong dream. But the ensemble proves to be a sham. When the group "performs," the microphones are never on. Instead, the music blares from a CD. The mastermind behind this scheme is a peculiar and mysterious figure known as The Composer, who is gaslighting his audiences with music that sounds suspiciously like the Titanic movie soundtrack. On tour with his chaotic ensemble, Hindman spirals into crises of identity and disillusionment as she "plays" for audiences genuinely moved by the performance, unable to differentiate real from fake. Sounds Like Titanic is a surreal, often hilarious coming-of-age story. Hindman writes with precise, candid prose and sharp insight into ambition and gender, especially when it comes to the difficulties young women face in a world that views them as silly, shallow, and stupid. As the story swells to a crescendo, it gives voice to the anxieties and illusions of a generation of women, and reveals the failed promises of a nation that takes comfort in false realities.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
Biography & Memoir, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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January 2019 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Januar 28 um 06:00 pm EST

The CurrentSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Tim Johnston, whose breakout debut Descent was called "astonishing," "engulfing," and "outstanding" by national media, returns with The Current, a tour de force about the indelible impact of a crime on the lives of innocent people. In the dead of winter, outside a small Minnesota town, state troopers pull two young women and their automobile from the icy Black Root River. One girl is found downriver, drowned, while the other is found at the scene, half-frozen and unconscious, but alive. What happened was no accident, and news of the crime awakens the community's memories of another young woman who lost her life in the same river ten years earlier, and whose killer may still live among them. Determined to find answers, the surviving girl soon realizes that she's connected to the earlier unsolved case by more than just a river, and the deeper she plunges into her own investigation, the closer she comes to dangerous truths, and to the violence that simmers just below the surface of her hometown. Brilliantly plotted, unrelentingly suspenseful, and richly atmospheric, The Current is a mesmerizing story about the fragility of life—and the power of fighting back.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
General Fiction, Mystery, Fiction and Literature
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December 2018 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Januar 1 um 06:00 pm EST

Help!: The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of CollaborationSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
The Beatles and Duke Ellington's Orchestra stand as the two greatest examples of collaboration in music history. Duke University musicologist Thomas Brothers delivers a portrait of the creative process at work, demonstrating that the cooperative method at the foundation of these two artist-groups was the primary reason for their unmatched musical success. While clarifying the historical record of who wrote what, with whom, and how, Brothers brings the past to life with photos, anecdotes, and more than thirty years of musical knowledge that reverberates through every page, and analysis of songs from Lennon and McCartney's "Strawberry Fields Forever" to Billy Strayhorn's "Chelsea Bridge." Help! describes in rich detail the music and mastery of two cultural leaders whose popularity has never dimmed, and the process of collaboration that allowed them to achieve an artistic vision greater than the sum of their parts.
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Genres
Nonfiction
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November 2018 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: November 26 um 06:00 pm EST

The Collector of LivesSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Giorgio Vasari (1511–1574) was a man of many talents—a sculptor, painter, architect, writer, and scholar—but he is best known for Lives of the Artists, which singlehandedly established the canon of Italian Renaissance art. Before Vasari's extraordinary book, art was considered a technical skill, and artists were mere decorators and craftsmen. It was through Vasari's visionary writings that Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo came to be regarded as great masters of life as well as art, their creative genius celebrated as a divine gift. Lauded by Sarah Bakewell as "insightful, gripping, and thoroughly enjoyable," The Collector of Lives reveals how one Renaissance scholar completely redefined how we look at art.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
Biography & Memoir, History, General Nonfiction, Art & Design, Nonfiction
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October 2018 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Oktober 29 um 06:00 pm EDT

The Wish ChildSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
This internationally bestselling historical novel follows two children and a mysterious narrator as they navigate the falsehoods and wreckage of World War II Germany Germany, 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Sieglinde lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin, her father a censor who excises prohibited words ("promise," "love," "mercy") from books. Erich is an only child living a lush rural life near Leipzig, tending beehives, aware that he is shadowed by strange, unanswered questions. Drawn together as Germany's hope for a glorious future begins to collapse, the children find temporary refuge in an abandoned theater amid the rubble of Berlin. Outside, white bedsheets hang from windows; all over the city people are talking of surrender. The days Sieglinde and Erich spend together will shape the rest of their lives. Watching over them is the wish child, the enigmatic narrator of their story. He sees what they see, he feels what they feel, yet his is a voice that comes from deep inside the ruins of a nation's dream.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
General Fiction, Historical fiction, Fiction and Literature
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September 2018 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: September 24 um 06:00 pm EDT

Paris in the DarkSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
With Paris in the Dark, Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler returns to his lauded Christopher Marlowe Cobb series and proves once again that he can craft "a ripping good yarn" (Wall Street Journal) with unmistakably literary underpinnings. Autumn 1915. World War I is raging across Europe but Woodrow Wilson has kept Americans out of the trenches—though that hasn't stopped young men and women from crossing the Atlantic to volunteer at the front. Christopher "Kit" Cobb, a Chicago reporter with a second job as undercover agent for the U.S. government, is officially in Paris doing a story on American ambulance drivers, but his intelligence handler, James Polk Trask, soon broadens his mission. City-dwelling civilians are meeting death by dynamite in a new string of bombings, and the German-speaking Kit seems just the man to figure out who is behind them—possibly a German operative who has snuck in with the waves of refugees coming in from the provinces and across the border in Belgium. But there are elements in this pursuit that will test Kit Cobb, in all his roles, to the very limits of his principles, wits, and talents for survival. Fleetly plotted but engaging with political and cultural issues that deeply resonate today, Paris in the Dark is this series' best novel yet.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
General Fiction, Mystery, Suspense & Thriller, Historical fiction, Fiction and Literature
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August 2018 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: August 27 um 06:00 pm EDT

Fly GirlsSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Like Hidden Figures and Girls of Atomic City, Fly Girls celebrates a little-known slice of history wherein tenacious, trail-blazing women braved all obstacles to achieve greatness. Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi-day events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. Well, the men were hailed. Female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised for what the press portrayed as silly efforts to horn in on a manly, and deadly, pursuit. Fly Girls recounts how a cadre of women banded together to break the original glass ceiling: the entrenched prejudice that conspired to keep them out of the sky. O'Brien weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout who worked for a dry cleaner in Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcee; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at the constraints of her blue blood family's expectations; and Louise Thaden, the mother of two young kids who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to race against the men—and in 1936 one of them would triumph in the toughest race of all.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
Biography & Memoir, History, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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July 2018 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Juli 30 um 06:00 pm EDT

The Boy with the Perpetual NervousnessSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
"Caveney writes beautifully...Ultimately, though, it is not necessarily the writing but the raw emotion that remains with the reader, that and the hope for another volume of memoirs as memorable as this one." —Booklist Starred Review Raised in a small town in the north of England known primarily for its cotton mills, football team, and its deep roots in the "Respectable Working Class," Graham Caveney armed himself against the confusing nature of adolescence with a thick accent, a copy of Kafka, and a record collection including the likes of the Buzzcocks and Joy Division. All three provided him the opportunity to escape, even if just in mind, beyond his small-town borders. But, when those passions are noticed and preyed upon by a mentor, everything changes. Now, as an adult, Caveney attempts to reconcile his past and present, coming to grips with both the challenges and wonder of adolescence, music, and literature. By turns angry, despairing, beautifully written, shockingly funny, and ultimately redemptive, The Boy with Perpetual Nervousness is a tribute to the power of the arts—and a startling, original memoir that "feels as if it had to be written, and demands to be read" (the Guardian UK).
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Hörbuch, digital
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Biography & Memoir, History, Nonfiction
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June 2018 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Juni 25 um 06:00 pm EDT

Welcome to LagosSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
An Official Belletrist Book Pick An American Booksellers Association Indie Next Pick Elle.com, 1 of 32 Best Books to Read This Summer When army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows it is time to desert his post. As he travels toward Lagos with Yemi, his junior officer, and into the heart of a political scandal involving Nigeria's education minister, Chike becomes the leader of a new platoon, a band of runaways who share his desire for a different kind of life. Among them is Fineboy, a fighter with a rebel group, desperate to pursue his dream of becoming a radio DJ; Isoken, a 16-year-old girl whose father is thought to have been killed by rebels; and the beautiful Oma, escaping a wealthy, abusive husband. Full of humor and heart, Welcome to Lagos is a high-spirited novel about aspirations and escape, innocence and corruption. It offers a provocative portrait of contemporary Nigeria that marks the arrival in the United States of an extraordinary young writer.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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May 2018 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Mai 28 um 06:00 pm EDT

Enemies in LoveSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
This is a love story like no other: Elinor Powell was an African American nurse in the U.S. military during World War II; Frederick Albert was a soldier in Hitler's army, captured by the Allies and shipped to a prisoner-of-war camp in the Arizona desert. Like most other black nurses, Eleanor pulled a second-class assignment, in a dusty, sun-baked—and segregated—Western town. The army figured that the risk of fraternization between black nurses and white German POWs was almost nil. Brought together by unlikely circumstances and racist assumptions, Elinor and Frederick should have been bitter enemies; but instead, at the height of World War II, they fell in love. Their dramatic story was unearthed by journalist Alexis Clark, who through years of interviews and historical research has pieced together an astounding narrative of race and true love in the cauldron of war. Based on a New York Times story by Clark that drew national attention, Enemies in Love paints a tableau of dreams deferred and of love struggling to survive, twenty-five years before the Supreme Court's Loving decision legalizing mixed-race marriage—revealing the surprising possibilities for human connection in one of history's most violent conflicts.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
Biography & Memoir, History, Nonfiction
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April 2018 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: April 30 um 06:00 pm EDT

The Perfume Burned His EyesSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Read by the author Matthew is a sixteen-year-old boy living in Jackson Heights, Queens, in 1976. In the span of a few short months he loses his two most important male role models: his father and grandfather. His mother (receiving a much larger inheritance than expected) decides to uproot Matthew and herself and move to a posh apartment building on the East Side of Manhattan. Although only three miles away from his boyhood home, "The City" is a completely new and strange world to Matthew. On the cusp of being an adult but up until now rather innocent and unworldly, Matthew (now attending an exclusive prep school) is introduced to all the totems of manhood (love, sex, alcohol, drugs, driving a car, and working a job), all in a brief, intense, and compressed period of time. In the midst of this coming of age, Matthew becomes friend (and quasi assistant) to Lou Reed, who lives with his transgender girlfriend Rachel in the same building as Matthew. The drug-addled, artistic/shamanic Lou Reed eventually becomes an unorthodox father figure to Matthew who finds himself head over heels in love with the mysterious Veronica, a wise-beyond-her-years girl he meets at his new school.
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Hörbuch, digital
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General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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March 2018 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: März 26 um 06:00 pm EDT

RainbirdsSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Ren Ishida is nearly finished with graduate school when he receives news of his sister, Keiko's, sudden death. She was viciously stabbed one rainy night on her way home, and there are no leads. Ren heads to Akakawa to conclude his sister's affairs, still failing to understand why she chose to abandon the family and Tokyo for this desolate town years ago. But Ren soon finds himself picking up where Keiko left off, accepting both her teaching position at a local cram school and the bizarre arrangement of free lodging at a wealthy politician's mansion in exchange for reading to the man's catatonic wife. As he comes to know the figures in Akakawa, from the enigmatic politician to his fellow teachers and a rebellious, alluring student named Rio, Ren delves into his shared childhood with Keiko and what followed, trying to piece together what happened the night of her death. Haunted in his dreams by a young girl who is desperately trying to tell him something, Ren struggles to find solace in the void his sister has left behind.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
General Fiction, Mystery, Fiction and Literature
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February 2018 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Februar 26 um 06:00 pm EST

Dreadful Young Ladies and Other StoriesSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Kelly Barnhill comes a stunning collection of stories teeming with uncanny characters whose lives unfold in worlds at once strikingly human and eerily original. When Mrs. Sorensen's husband dies, she rekindles a long-dormant love with an unsuitable mate in "Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasquatch." In "Open the Door and the Light Pours Through," a young man wrestles with grief and his sexuality in an exchange of letters with his faraway beloved. "Dreadful Young Ladies" demonstrates the strength and power—known and unknown—of the imagination. The World Fantasy Award–winning novella The Unlicensed Magician introduces the secret, magical life of an invisible girl once left for dead. By an author hailed as "a fantasist on the order of Neil Gaiman" (Minneapolis Star Tribune), the stories in Dreadful Young Ladies feature bold, reality-bending fantasy underscored by rich universal themes of love, death, jealousy, and hope.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
Teen, Fiction and Literature
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January 2018 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Januar 29 um 06:00 pm EST

The Night MarketSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
It's late Thursday night, and Inspector Ross Carver is at a crime scene in one of the city's last luxury homes. The dead man on the floor is covered by an unknown substance that's eating through his skin. Before Carver can identify it, six FBI agents burst in and remove him from the premises. He's pushed into a disinfectant trailer, forced to drink a liquid that sends him into seizures, and is shocked unconscious. On Sunday he wakes in his bed to find his neighbor, Mia—who he's barely ever spoken to—reading aloud to him. He can't remember the crime scene or how he got home; he has no idea two days have passed. Mia says she saw him being carried into their building by plainclothes police officers, who told her he'd been poisoned. Carver doesn't really know this woman and has no way of disproving her, but his gut says to keep her close. A mind-bending, masterfully plotted thriller—written in Moore's "lush, intoxicating style" (Justin Cronin)—that will captivate fans of Blake Crouch, China Miéville, and Lauren Beukes, The Night Market follows Carver as he works to find out what happened to him, soon realizing he's entangled in a web of conspiracy that spans the nation. And that Mia may know a lot more than she lets on.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
Mystery, Science Fiction, Suspense & Thriller, Fiction and Literature
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December 2017 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Januar 1 um 06:00 pm EST

A Lady in ShadowsSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Reihen: Madeleine Karno (2)
On June 2nd, 1894, in the wake of President Marie Francois Sadi Carnot's assassination, France descends into chaos and riots in the streets of Varbourg. Many lives are lost in the mayhem, but when one lady of the night is found murdered with brutal incisions and no sign of a struggle, it is clear something is amiss. Madeleine Karno, the tenacious protagonist from Doctor Death, must ask herself the terrifying question: Do they have their very own Jack the Ripper in France? Madeleine is no stranger to cases such as this. Though she is a woman in forensic pathology (a career that is considered unseemly even for a man), her recent work with a string of mysterious deaths has earned her some semblance of respect—she has even become the first female student to gain admission to the University of Varbourg. But there's only so much her physiology courses can do to help her uncover the mysteries of a mad scientist's brutal murders. Madeleine must do whatever it takes—investigate the darkest corners of the city and even work under cover—to track down a murderer at large. But if there's one thing the press has right about "Mademoiselle Death," it's this: it takes a woman to find a killer of women.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
Mystery, Historical fiction, Fiction and Literature
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November 2017 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: November 27 um 06:00 pm EST

Beasts of Extraordinary CircumstanceSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Reihen: Book of the Month Club (Oct. 2017)
Stopping a tornado was the first of many strange events that seem to follow Weylyn from town to town, although he doesn't like to take credit. As amazing as these powers may appear, they tend to manifest themselves at inopportune times and places. From freak storms to trees that appear to grow over night, Weylyn's unique abilities are a curiosity at best and at worst, a danger to himself and the woman he loves. But Mary doesn't care. Since Weylyn saved her from an angry wolf on her eleventh birthday, she's known that a relationship with him isn't without its risks, but as anyone who's met Weylyn will tell you, once he wanders into your life, you'll wish he'd never leave. Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance tells the story of Weylyn Grey's life from the perspectives of the people who knew him, loved him, and even a few who thought he was just plain weird. Although he doesn't stay in any of their lives for long, he leaves each of them with a story to tell. Stories about a boy who lives with wolves, great storms that evaporate into thin air, fireflies that make phosphorescent honey, and a house filled with spider webs and the strange man who inhabits it.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
Fantasy, General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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October 2017 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Oktober 30 um 06:00 pm EDT

Her Body and Other PartiesSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. A wife refuses her husband's entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store's prom dresses. One woman's surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella "Especially Heinous," Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naïvely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes.
Medium
Hörbuch, digital
Genres
Fantasy, General Fiction, LGBTQ+, Horror, Fiction and Literature
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September 2017 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: September 25 um 06:00 pm EDT

A Sick LifeSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins (Author, Narrated by) and Emily Zelmer (As told to)
In addition to the balancing act of juggling an all-consuming music career and her family, TLC's Tionne has struggled with sickle-cell disease since she was a young girl―a debilitating and incurable disease that can render her unable to perform, walk, or even breathe. A Sick Life chronicles Tionne's journey from a childhood spent in and out of the hospital, told she wouldn't live to see 30 or have children, to becoming the superstar musician who is still living out her life's dream of performing. For the first time, Tionne will tell her full life story―the diagnosis, the tumultuous rise to fame, the life in the spotlight, and the hard-fought advocacy work. Through Tionne's tough, funny, tell-it-like-it-is voice, you’ll see how the extraordinary singer and advocate found the inner strength, grit, and determination to live her dream―despite her often unpredictable and demanding health issues. She dives deep into never-before-told TLC stories, including accounts of her friendship with Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes and the tragedy of her death. Tionne's unvarnished discussion of her disease, unending strength, and ability to power through the odds is a story like no other.
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Hörbuch, digital
Genres
Biography & Memoir, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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August 2017 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: August 28 um 06:00 pm EDT

The LaurasSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
From the exceptionally gifted, Baileys Prize–nominated author Sara Taylor comes a dazzling new novel about youth, identity, and family secrets. After a fight with Alex's father, Ma pulls Alex out of bed and onto a pilgrimage of self-discovery through her own enthralling past. Guided by a memory map of places and people from Ma's life before motherhood, the pair travels from Virginia to California, each new destination and character revealing secrets, stories, and unfinished business. As Alex's coming-of-age narrative unfolds across the continent, we meet a cast of riveting and heartwarming characters including brilliant Annie, who seeks the help of Ma and Alex to escape the patriarchal cult in which she was raised, and the tragic young Marisol, whose dreams of becoming a mother end in heartbreak. Slowly, Alex begins to realizes that the road trip is not a string of arbitrary stops, but a journey whose destination is perhaps Ma's biggest secret of all. Told from the perspective of Alex, a teenager who equates gender identification with unwillingly choosing a side in a war, and written with a stunningly assured lyricism, The Lauras is a fearless study of identity, set against the gorgeously rendered landscape of North America.
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General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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July 2017 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Juli 31 um 06:00 pm EDT

Knots: StoriesSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Gunnhild Oyehaug, Heather Wilds (Narrated by), and Kari Dickson (Übersetzer)
In both precise short-shorts and ruminative longer tales, Gunnhild Øyehaug meanders through the tangled, jinxed, and unavoidable conflicts of love and desire. From young Rimbaud’s thwarted passions to the scandalous disappearance of an entire family, these stories do the chilling work of tracing the outlines of what could have been in both the quietly morbid and the delightfully comical. A young man is born with an uncuttable umbilical cord and spends his life physically tethered to his mother; a tipsy uncle makes an uncomfortable toast with unforeseeable repercussions; and a dissatisfied deer yearns to be seen. As one character reflects, “You never know how things might turn out, you never know how anything will turn out, tomorrow the walls might fall down, the room disappear.” Cleverly balancing the sensuous, the surreal, and the comical, Øyehaug achieves a playful familiarity with the absurd that never overreaches the needs of her stories. Full of characters who can’t help tying knots in themselves and each other, these tales make the world just a little more strange, and introduce a major international voice of searing vision, grace, and humor.
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General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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June 2017 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Juni 26 um 06:00 pm EDT

American EclipseSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
In the scorching summer of 1878, with the Gilded Age in its infancy, three tenacious and brilliant scientists raced to Wyoming and Colorado to observe a rare total solar eclipse. One sought to discover a new planet. Another—an adventuresome female astronomer—fought to prove that science was not anathema to femininity. And a young, megalomaniacal inventor, with the tabloid press fast on his heels, sought to test his scientific bona fides and light the world through his revelations. David Baron brings to three-dimensional life these three competitors—James Craig Watson, Maria Mitchell, and Thomas Edison—and thrillingly re-creates the fierce jockeying of nineteenth-century American astronomy. With spellbinding accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, the mythologized age of the last days of the Wild West comes alive as never before. A magnificent portrayal of America's dawn as a scientific superpower, American Eclipse depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius.
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Genres
History, Science & Nature, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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May 2017 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Mai 29 um 06:00 pm EDT

The Radium GirlsSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
1917. As a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, painting watches, clocks and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative and glamorous—the girls themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered head to toe in the dust from the paint. They were the radium girls. As the years passed, the women began to suffer from mysterious and crippling illnesses. The very thing that had made them feel alive—their work—was in fact slowly killing them: they had been poisoned by the radium paint. Yet their employers denied all responsibility. And so, in the face of unimaginable suffering—in the face of death—these courageous women refused to accept their fate quietly, and instead became determined to fight for justice. Drawing on previously unpublished sources—including diaries, letters, and court transcripts, as well as original interviews with the women's relatives—The Radium Girls is an intimate narrative account of an unforgettable true story. It is the powerful tale of a group of ordinary women from the Roaring Twenties, who themselves learned how to roar.
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Biography & Memoir, History, Science & Nature, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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April 2017 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: April 24 um 06:00 pm EDT

SympathySchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
At twenty-three, Alice Hare leaves England for New York. Blinded by the city lights, Alice becomes fixated on Mizuko Himura, a Japanese writer living in New York, whose life story has strange parallels to her own and whom she believes is her "internet twin." What seems to Mizuko like a chance encounter with Alice is anything but—after all, in the age of connectivity, nothing is coincidence. Their subsequent relationship is doomed from the outset, exposing a tangle of lies and sexual encounters as three families across the globe collide, and the most ancient of questions—where do we come from—is answered just by searching online. In its heady evocation of everything from Haruki Murakami to Patricia Highsmith to Edith Wharton, Sympathy is utterly original—a thrilling tale of obsession, doubling, blood ties, and our tormented efforts to connect in the digital age.
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March 2017 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: März 27 um 06:00 pm EDT

The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock HolmesSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Internationally bestselling author Lyndsay Faye became enamored with tales of Sherlock Holmes and his esteemed biographer Dr. John Watson as a child, and later, began spinning these quintessential characters into her own works of fiction—from her acclaimed debut novel, Dust and Shadow, which pitted the famous detective against Jack the Ripper, to a series of short stories for the Strand Magazine, whose predecessor published the very first Sherlock Holmes short story in 1891. In "The Lowther Park Mystery," the unsociable Holmes is forced to attend a garden party at the request of his politician brother and improvises a bit of theater to foil a conspiracy against the government. "The Adventure of the Thames Tunnel" brings Holmes's attention to the baffling murder of a jewel thief in the middle of an underground railway passage. With Holmes and Watson encountering all manner of ungrateful relatives, phony psychologists, wronged wives, plaid-garbed villains, and even a peculiar species of deadly red leech, The Whole Art of Detection is a must-read for Sherlockians and any fan of historical crime fiction with a modern sensibility.
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Fiction and Literature
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February 2017 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Februar 27 um 06:00 pm EST

Be My WolffSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Zachariah and Rachel Wolff are brother and sister. Well, not exactly. They are star-crossed lovers. Well, not exactly. Rachel is the cherished daughter born to a Russian family living in London, and Zachariah is her parents' adopted son, who arrived from the orphanage with one jumper, a head of rambunctious curls, and a dexterous set of fists, or fives, as he likes to call them. As children, Rachel and Zach were as close as two people could be. But when they crossed this forbidden line, there was no going back. Now, as an adult, coping with Zach's estrangement from their formidable father, Rachel is determined to invent a family history for her beloved. And so the novel cartwheels through Zach's imagined ancestry—from a tavern-educated boxer in Dickensian times to a Hussar during the Napoleonic Wars. All the while, Zach and Rachel's troubles in the present are building to a new point of no return. Filled with art and science, fairy tales and folk songs, tsars and foundlings, Be My Wolff is a novel of astonishing range and imagination: a love story, an exuberant adventure through time and place, and a tale of our most unbreakable bonds
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January 2017 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Januar 30 um 06:00 pm EST

Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant RebelSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
A rich and riveting portrait of the man behind Gulliver’s Travels, by a "vivid, ardent, and engaging" author (New York Times Book Review). Jonathan Swift's world-famous books―from Gulliver's Travels to A Modest Proposal―are unparalleled in their piercing critique of modern society. Half-orphaned, a Dubliner by birth, but a man who would always insist he was English, Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) was a figure of great contradictions. An essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, and cleric who became dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Swift satirized the powerful but aspired to political greatness, mocked men's vanity but held himself in high esteem, and was a religious moralizer famed for his malice―a man sharply aware of humanity's flaws, but no less susceptible to them. At once a revealing biography of a life that encompasses writing on religion, class, sex, power, and poverty and a portrait of the foremost political writer of his day, Jonathan Swift draws a vivid and nuanced account of an extraordinary man and a turbulent period of history.
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December 2016 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Januar 2 um 06:00 pm EST

The RomanSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Reihen: Florentine Series (3)
New York Times bestselling author Sylvain Reynard presents the stunning conclusion to The Florentine Series taking readers across Italy and beyond as the lovers fight to remain together. Forever. Raven and her sister, Cara, are at the mercy of a small detachment of Florentine vampyres, who are delivering them as a peace offering to the feared Curia in Rome. Though she’s unsure William survived the coup that toppled his principality, Raven is determined to protect her sister at all costs, even if it means challenging Borek, the commander of the detachment. In an effort to keep Raven from falling into the hands of his enemies, William puts himself at the mercy of the Roman, the dangerous and mysterious vampyre king of Italy. But the Roman is not what he expects . . . Alliances and enmities will shift and merge as William struggles to save the woman he loves and his principality, without plunging the vampyre population into a world war. This stunning conclusion to The Florentine Series will take readers across Italy and beyond as the lovers fight to remain together. Forever.
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Hörbuch, digital
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Romance, Fiction and Literature
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November 2016 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: November 28 um 06:00 pm EST

Anatomy of a SongSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Every great song has a story that needs to be told. In Anatomy of a Song, based on the ongoing Wall Street Journal column, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through forty-five transformative hits and oral-history interviews with the artists who created them. Part artist confessional, part musical analysis, Anatomy of a Song ranges from the Isley Brothers' "Shout" to Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz" to R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion." After being discharged from the army in 1968, John Fogerty does a handstand and revises Beethoven's Fifth Symphony to come up with "Proud Mary." Joni Mitchell remembers living in a cave on Crete with the "mean old daddy" who inspired her 1971 hit "Carey." Elvis Costello talks about writing "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes" in ten minutes on the train to Liverpool. Mick Jagger, Jimmy Cliff, Roger Waters, Jimmy Page, Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, and many other leading artists reveal for the first time the emotions, inspirations, and techniques behind their influential works. Covering the history of rock, R&B, country, disco, soul, reggae, and pop, Anatomy of a Song is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations of listeners.
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History, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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October 2016 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Oktober 31 um 06:00 pm EDT

Something in the BloodSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
A groundbreaking biography reveals the haunted origins of the man who created Dracula and traces the psychosexual contours of late Victorian society. Bram Stoker, despite having a name nearly as famous as his legendary undead Count, has remained a puzzling enigma. Now, in this psychological and cultural portrait, David J. Skal exhumes the inner world and strange genius of the writer who conjured an undying cultural icon. Stoker was inexplicably paralyzed as a boy, and his story unfolds against a backdrop of Victorian medical mysteries and horrors: cholera and famine fever, childhood opium abuse, frantic bloodletting, mesmeric quack cures, and the gnawing obsession with "bad blood" that informs every page of Dracula. Stoker's ambiguous sexuality is explored through his lifelong acquaintance and romantic rival, Oscar Wilde, who emerges as Stoker's repressed shadow side―a doppelgänger worthy of a Gothic novel. The psychosexual dimensions of Stoker's passionate youthful correspondence with Walt Whitman, his punishing work ethic, and his slavish adoration of the actor Sir Henry Irving are examined in splendidly gothic detail.
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Biography & Memoir, Nonfiction
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September 2016 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: September 26 um 06:00 pm EDT

We Eat Our OwnSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
When a nameless, struggling actor in 1970s New York gets the call that an enigmatic director wants him for an art film set in the Amazon, he doesn't hesitate: he flies to South America, no questions asked. He quickly realizes he's made a mistake. He's replacing another actor who quit after seeing the script—a script the director now claims doesn't exist. The movie is over budget. The production team seems headed for a breakdown. The air is so wet that the celluloid film disintegrates. But what the actor doesn't realize is that the greatest threat might be the town itself, and the mysterious shadow economy that powers this remote jungle outpost. Entrepreneurial Americans, international drug traffickers, and M-19 guerillas are all fighting for South America's future—and the groups aren't as distinct as you might think. The actor thought this would be a role that would change his life. Now he's worried if he'll survive it. Inspired by a true story from the annals of 1970s Italian horror film, and told in dazzlingly precise prose, We Eat Our Own is a resounding literary debut, a thrilling journey behind the scenes of a shocking film and a thoughtful commentary on violence and its repercussions.
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General Fiction, Horror, Fiction and Literature
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August 2016 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: August 29 um 06:00 pm EDT

The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette MartinSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Sisters Rose and Lily Martin were inseparable when they were kids. As adults, they've been estranged for years, until circumstances force them to come together to protect Rose's daughter. Ten-year-old Antoinette has a severe form of autism that requires constant care and attention. She has never spoken a word, but she has a powerful gift that others would give anything to harness: she can heal things with her touch. She brings wilted flowers back to life, makes a neighbor's tremors disappear, and changes the normal course of nature on the Kentucky flower farm where she and her mother live. Antoinette's gift, though, puts her own life in danger, as each healing comes with an increasingly deadly price. As Rose—the center of her daughter's life—struggles with her own failing health, and Lily confronts her anguished past, they, and the men who love them, come to realize the sacrifices that must be made to keep this very special child safe.
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General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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July 2016 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Juli 25 um 06:00 pm EDT

The Baseball WhispererSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Clarinda, Iowa, population 5,000, sits two hours from anything. There, between the corn fields and hog yards, is a ball field with a bronze bust of a man named Merl Eberly, a baseball whisperer who specialized in second chances and lost causes. The statue was a gift from one of Merl’s original long shot projects, a skinny kid from the ghetto in Los Angeles who would one day become a beloved Hall of Fame shortstop: Ozzie Smith. The Baseball Whisperer traces the remarkable story of Merl Eberly and his Clarinda A's baseball team, which he tended over the course of five decades, transforming them from a town team to a collegiate summer league powerhouse. Along with Ozzie Smith, future manager Bud Black, and star player Von Hayes, Merl developed scores of major league players (six of which are currently playing). In the process, Merl taught them to be men, insisting on hard work, integrity, and responsibility. More than a book about ballplayers who landed in the nation's agricultural heartland, The Baseball Whisperer is the story of a coach who puts character and dedication first, and reminds us of the best, purest form of baseball excellence.
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Nonfiction, Sports and Leisure
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June 2016 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Juni 27 um 06:00 pm EDT

The InsidesSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Ollie Krueger's days as a punk kid practicing street magic are mostly behind her. Now she's a butcher at Carnage, a high end restaurant offering deconstructed takes on meat, and on the busiest nights of the week she and her partner, Guychardson, race to see who can produce more finished cuts. Ollie’s the better butcher, but somehow Guychardson almost always wins. And Ollie thinks maybe it's because the mysterious knife he uses is magic. Before she knows it, Ollie's interest in the knife has thrown her square in the path of a dangerous ex-marine called "Pig" and his hired psychic, Maja, who are on the hunt for the knife too—who want it so badly, in fact, that they might kill for it. Now, magic is back in Ollie’s life and she's being chased through New York City, with the fabric of space-time tattering around her and weird inter dimensional worms squirming their way into her kitchen. And before all this is over she's going to need to face up to the possible consequences of some bad decisions, to look at the uncomfortable truths that she stuffed away long ago, deep down inside . . .
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Hörbuch, digital
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Fantasy, General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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May 2016 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Mai 31 um 06:00 pm EDT

The Auctioneer: Adventures in the Art TradeSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Just as William Goldman, the ultimate screenwriter, took us inside Hollywood, Simon de Pury, the ultimate art player, will take us inside an even more secretive business, whose staggering prices, famous collectors, and high crimes are front page news almost every day. The former Chairman of Sotheby's Europe, the former owner of Sotheby's rival Phillips de Pury, and currently a London-based dealer and advisor to great collectors around the world, Simon has one of the highest profiles of any non-artist in the art world. Even though he has an ancient title and the aura of an elegant Swiss banker, Simon is famous as an iconoclast and is known as "The Mick Jagger of Auctions" for his showmanship and exuberance. His whole life in art has been devoted to bringing art to the public and to the juxtaposition of high and low. Movie stars, musicians, and athletes compete with hedge funders and billionaires for the great art, and Simon is their pied piper; he wants to turn the world to art and this book will be his message.
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Biography & Memoir, General Nonfiction, Art & Design, Nonfiction
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April 2016 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: April 25 um 06:00 pm EDT

The Infidel StainSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Reihen: Blake & Avery (2)
Blake and Avery return in the stunning sequel to M. J. Carter's lauded fiction debut, The Strangler Vine. London, 1841. Returned from their adventures in India, Jeremiah Blake and William Avery have both had their difficulties adapting to life in Victorian England. Moreover, time and distance have weakened the close bond between them, forged in the jungles of India. Then a shocking series of murders in the world of London's gutter press forces them back together. The police seem mysteriously unwilling to investigate, then connections emerge between the murdered men and the growing and unpredictable movement demanding the right to vote for all. In the back streets of Drury Lane, among criminals, whores, pornographers, and missionaries, Blake and Avery must race against time to find the culprit before he kills again. But what if the murderer is being protected by some of the highest powers in the land?
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General Fiction, Mystery, Historical fiction, Fiction and Literature
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March 2016 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: März 28 um 06:00 pm EDT

Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery HeartSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
On the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte's birth, the definitive biography of this extraordinary novelist, by acclaimed literary biographer Claire Harman. Charlotte Bront's life contained all the drama and tragedy of the great Gothic novels it inspired. Like Jane Eyre she was raised motherless on remote Yorkshire moors and sent away to brutally strict boarding school at a young age. Charlotte grew up and watched helpless as, one by one, her five beloved siblings sickened and died; by the end of her short life, she was the only child of the Bront clan remaining. And most fascinating and tragic of all, throughout her adult life she was haunted by a great and unrequited love - a love that tortured Charlotte but also inspired some of the most moving, intense and revolutionary novels ever written in the English language. Charlotte was a literary visionary, a feminist trailblazer and the driving force behind the whole Bront family. She encouraged her sister Emily to publish Wuthering Heights when no-one else believed in her talent. She took charge of the family's precarious finances when her brilliant but feckless brother Branwell succumbed to opium addiction. She travelled from Yorkshire to Europe to the bright lights of London, met some of the most brilliant literary minds of her generation (Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray), and became a bestselling female author in a world still dominated by men. And in each of her books, from Villette and Shirley to her most famous, Jane Eyre, Charlotte created brand new kinds of heroines, inspired by herself and her life, fiercely intelligent women burning with hidden passions. This beautiful produced, landmark biography is essential reading for every fan of the Bront family's writing, from Jane Eyre to Wuthering Heights. It is a uniquely intimate and complex insight into one of Britain's best loved writers. This is the literary biography of the year; if you loved Claire Tomalin's Charles Dickens, this event is not to be missed.
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January 2016 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Februar 1 um 06:00 pm EST

Only Love Can Break Your HeartSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Narrated by Peter Berkrot “Love can make people do terrible things.” Welcome to Spencerville, Virginia, 1977. Eight-year-old Rocky worships his older brother, Paul. Sixteen and full of rebel cool, Paul spends his days cruising in his Chevy Nova blasting Neil Young, cigarette dangling from his lips, arm slung around his beautiful, troubled girlfriend. Paul is happy to have his younger brother as his sidekick. Then one day, in an act of vengeance against their father, Paul picks up Rocky from school and nearly abandons him in the woods. Afterward, Paul disappears. Seven years later, Rocky is a teenager himself. He hasn’t forgotten being abandoned by his boyhood hero, but he’s getting over it, with the help of the wealthy neighbors’ daughter, ten years his senior, who has taken him as her lover. Unbeknownst to both of them, their affair will set in motion a course of events that rains catastrophe on both their families. After a mysterious double murder brings terror and suspicion to their small town, Rocky and his family must reckon with the past and find out how much forgiveness their hearts can hold.
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Fiction and Literature
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December 2015 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Dezember 28 um 06:00 pm EST

Splinter the SilenceSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Narrated by Gerard Doyle “Carol and Tony’s personal and professional reunion plays well against the backdrop of a classic McDermid psychological thriller, balancing police-procedural details and profiling acumen.”—Booklist Widely recognized as one of our finest crime writers, with numerous accolades and legions of devoted readers worldwide, internationally bestselling author Val McDermid is back, and so are psychologist Tony Hill and former police detective Carol Jordan. Splinter the Silence is an adrenaline-fueled roller coaster guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat: a masterful novel centered on the mysterious deaths of several women who were the victims of vicious cyberbullying. Is it violence if it’s virtual? The outspoken women targeted by increasingly cruel Internet trolls and bullies would say so. For some of them, the torrents of bile and vicious threats prove too much. They begin to silence themselves in a series of high-profile suicides. Or do they? Tony Hill isn’t convinced. But he’s the only one. After departing the force in a storm of grief, Carol Jordan is too busy messing up her life to care. Until she gets an unexpected second chance. Now it’s game on, and the stakes have never been higher. Unpredictable and a riveting read, Splinter the Silence is a timely and disturbing look at the way the anonymity of the Internet enables abuse—and a story of two of crime’s most formidable enemies, confronting not just a killer but demons of their own. A masterful, compulsive tale, it is sure to satisfy both longtime fans as well as new readers, and cements Val McDermid’s place as one of the best crime writers in the business.
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Mystery, Fiction and Literature
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November 2015 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: November 30 um 06:00 pm EST

You Are Not ForgottenSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Narrated by Johnny Heller In 1944 Major Marion “Ryan” McCown Jr., an earnest young Marine Corps pilot, came under attack by enemy fire and went down with his plane, lost to the dense jungle of Papua New Guinea. Some sixty years later, Major George Eyster V would find himself in the same sweltering and nearly impenetrable rain forest searching for evidence of MIAs. Coming from a long line of military officers dating back to the Revolutionary War, army service was Eyster’s family legacy. After a disillusioning tour of duty in Iraq and almost ending his army career, he accepts a posting to JPAC instead, an elite division whose sole mission is to bring all fallen soldiers home to the country for which they gave their lives. While Eyster’s search for McCown proves difficult, what emerges at the end of the unforgettable mission is an inspiring true tale of loss and redemption.
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Biography & Memoir, History, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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October 2015 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Oktober 26 um 06:00 pm EDT

Pretty Good Jokes Live!Schnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Jokes are made for sharing, and everyone loves to laugh. This nonstop collection gathers the best jokes from the most recent Joke Show (Nov. 4, 2014) plus special joke segments from 2011 to the present, all recorded before live before doubled-over audiences in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and New York. Performers include show regulars Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Tom Keith and Richard Dworsky along with special guests. There’s music from the Guys All-Star Shoe Band, a bucketful of Halloween jokes, a musical tribute to bad jokes, a celebration of Jewish Jokes from New York radio legend Larry Josephson, Ole and Lena jokes, a Guy Noir sketch, Dusty and Lefty, and of course, even more jokes. So it’s everything fans want and expect: good jokes, good music, and a pretty darned good time. “Guaranteed to generate giggles, chortles, smiles and grins.”—BookPage “ … an absolute treat and fun for the whole family.”—The Serious Comedy Site
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Fiction and Literature, Nonfiction
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September 2015 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: September 28 um 06:00 pm EDT

TrumboSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Bruce Cook and Luke Daniels (Narrated by)
An intimate, essential biography of the man who broke the Hollywood blacklist. A central figure in the Hollywood Ten and one of the most successful screenwriters in Hollywood history, two of Trumbo’s screenplays earned Oscars (Roman Holiday and The Brave Ones) while he was blacklisted and unable to receive public credit for his work. Trumbo was also the author of Johnny Got His Gun, winner of the National Book Award and one of the most powerful anti-war novels ever published. He epitomized the spirit of American capitalism, yet he went to jail refusing to talk about his membership in the Communist party. As a result of his relentless fight for political freedom and the right to work for those blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee beginning in 1947, he ended the blacklist era in 1960 by earning proper screen credit for his work on the blockbuster filmsExodus and Spartacus. An extraordinary complex character, he was, as author Bruce Cook states, an exemplar of a certain set of American virtues: toughness, independence and persistence. Dalton Trumbo was the central figure in the "Hollywood Ten," the blacklisted and jailed screenwriters. One of several hundred writers, directors, producers and actors who were deprived of the opportunity to work in the motion picture industry from 1947 to 1960, he was the first to see his name on the screen again.
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Biography & Memoir, Nonfiction
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August 2015 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: August 31 um 06:00 pm EDT

NPR: The Best of Pop Culture Happy HourSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Glen Weldon (Performed by), Linda Holmes (Performed by), and Stephen Thompson (Performed by)
An energetic, fun-filled round table from NPR exploring the many ways entertainment intersects with day-to-day life. Are you a proud pop culture geek? Or “have a friend” who fits that description? Or are you in need of the dizzying array of culture we’re faced with in the postmodern realm? Countless listeners have turned to NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour as their guide. NPR’s popular new podcast features spirited round-table discussions covering a wild and unpredictable landscape of pop culture subject matter, from the 50th anniversary of Gilligan’s Island to “Pop Culture Carbon Dating” (why some things age well, and others not at all) to the “What’s Making Us Happy” segment of the show, which always leaves listeners with a smile. The conversation is energetic, insightful, and full of surprises: NPR’s Ari Shapiro sparks a discussion about the best pop culture debuts. Gene Demby (Code Switch) participates in a quiz titled “Paint or Perp”: Is the name a title of a Law & Order episode or a Sherwin-Williams paint color? Audie Cornish (All Things Considered) joins the gang to chat about the art of the mixtape. And more!
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Genres
Nonfiction, Sociology
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July 2015 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Juli 27 um 06:00 pm EDT

Green HellSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Ken Bruen and John Lee (Narrated by)
Reihen: Jack Taylor (11)
Ireland’s lyrical master of crime fiction spins a new alcohol-fueled Jack Taylor plot, featuring a Rhodes scholar gone astray, a professor with a violent streak, and a young woman who might be more unstable than Jack The award-winning crime writer Ken Bruen, called “a master of hard-boiled noir” by the Miami Herald, is as joyously unapologetic in his writing as he is wickedly poetic. In the new Jack Taylor novel, Green Hell, Bruen’s dark angel of a protagonist has hit rock bottom: one of his best friends is dead and the other has stopped speaking to him; he has given up battling his addiction to alcohol and other substances; and his firing from the Irish national police is by now ancient history. But Jack isn’t about to embark on a self-improvement plan. Instead, he has taken up a vigilante case against a respected professor of literature at the University of Galway who has developed a savage habit his friends in high places are only too happy to ignore. One late spring day, Jack rescues a preppy American student from a couple of kid thugs with baseball bats and unexpectedly gains a new sidekick. The student, in Galway on a Rhodes scholarship, abandons his treatise on Beckett and instead devotes himself to slinging back shots of Jameson and writing a biography of Galway’s most magnetic rogue. Between pub crawls and violent outbursts, Jack’s vengeful plot against the professor soon spirals towards chaos, putting both himself and the student in danger. Enter Emerald, an edgy young goth who could either be the answer to Jack’s problems, or the last ripped stitch in his undoing. Ireland may be known as a “green Eden,” but in Jack Taylor’s world, the national color has a decidedly lethal sheen.
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General Fiction, Mystery, Fiction and Literature
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June 2015 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Juni 29 um 06:00 pm EDT

GoebbelsSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Peter Longerich, Simon Prebble (Narrated by), Lesley Sharpe (Übersetzer), Alan Bance (Übersetzer), Jeremy Noakes (Übersetzer), and , Leslie Sharpe (Übersetzer)
From renowned German Holocaust historian Peter Longerich comes the definitive one-volume biography of Adolf Hitler’s malevolent minister of propaganda. In life, and in the grisly manner of his death, Joseph Goebbels was one of Adolf Hitler’s most loyal acolytes. By the end, no one in the Berlin bunker was closer to the Führer than his devoted Reich minister for public enlightenment and prop-aganda. But how did this clubfooted son of a factory worker rise from obscurity to become Hitler’s most trusted lieutenant and personally anointed successor? In this groundbreaking biography, Peter Longerich sifts through the historical record—and thirty thousand pages of Goebbels’s own diary entries—to provide the answer to that question. Longerich, the first historian to make use of the Goebbels diaries in a biographical work, engages and chal¬lenges the self-serving portrait the propaganda chief left behind. Spanning thirty years, the diaries paint a chilling picture of a man driven by a narcissistic desire for recognition who found the personal affirmation he craved within the virulently racist National Socialist movement. Delving into the mind of his subject, Longerich reveals how Goebbels’s lifelong search for a charismatic father figure inexorably led him to Hitler, to whom he ascribed almost godlike powers. This comprehensive biography documents Goebbels’s ascent through the ranks of the Nazi Party, where he became a member of the Führer’s inner circle and launched a brutal campaign of anti-Semitic propaganda. Though endowed with near-dictatorial control of the media—film, radio, press, and the fine arts—Longerich’s Goebbels is a man dogged by inse¬curities and beset by bureaucratic infighting. He feuds with his bitter rivals Hermann Göring and Alfred Rosenberg, unsuc¬cessfully advocates for a more radical line of “total war,” and is thwarted in his attempt to pursue a separate peace with the Allies during the waning days of World War II. This book also reveals, as never before, Goebbels’s twisted personal life—his mawkish sentimentality, manipulative nature, and voracious sexual appetite. A harrowing look at the life of one of history’s greatest monsters, Goebbels delivers fresh insight into how the Nazi message of hate was conceived, nurtured, and disseminated. This complete portrait of the man behind that message is sure to become a standard for historians and students of the Holocaust for decades to come.
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May 2015 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Mai 25 um 06:00 pm EDT

So Many Roads: The Life and Times of The Grateful DeadSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Narrated by Sean Runnette An acclaimed journalist sheds new light on one of rock’s most iconic bands. The Grateful Dead’s long, strange trip has been the subject of countless books—but none like So Many Roads. Drawing on new interviews with surviving members and people in their inner circle along with previously unknown details gleaned from the group’s extensive archives, David Browne, acclaimed music journalist and contributing editor at Rolling Stone, lends the Dead’s epic story the vivid feel of a novel. He sheds new light on the band’s beginnings, music, dynamics, and struggles since Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995. No longer dismissed as relics of the hippie era, a new generation has lionized the Dead for creating a culture that paved the way for social networking, free music swapping, and the uncompromising anti-corporate attitude of indie rock. Now, 50 years after the band first began changing rock ’n’ roll—both sonically and psychically—So Many Roads paints the most vivid portrait yet of the Grateful Dead, one of the most enduring institutions in American music and culture.
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April 2015 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: April 27 um 06:00 pm EDT

The TapestrySchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
Reihen: Joanna Stafford (3)
Narrated by Nicola Barber Political murder. Sexual intrigue. In the court of Henry VIII, does Sister Joanna Stafford have a prayer? After her priory in Dartford is closed—collateral damage in tyrannical Henry VIII’s quest to overthrow the Catholic Church—former Dominican novice Joanna Stafford vows to live a quiet and honorable life weaving tapestries, shunning dangerous quests and conspiracies. Until she is summoned to Whitehall Palace, where her tapestry weaving has drawn the king’s attention. Joanna is uncomfortable serving the king who has brought down those she cares for most. She also fears for her life in a court seething with hidden agendas and a disregard for all moral virtues—and with good reason. Moments after Joanna arrives at Whitehall, someone attempts to kill her. Struggling to stay ahead of her most formidable enemy yet, she becomes entangled in high-stakes court politics. Her close friend Catherine Howard is rumored to be the king’s mistress, and Joanna is determined to protect naive Catherine from becoming the king’s next wife—and, possibly, victim. Set in a world of royal banquets, jousts, voyages, and Tower Hill executions, this thrilling tale finds Joanna in her most dangerous situation yet. She must now decide the life she wants to live: nun or wife, spy or subject, rebel or courtier.
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Hörbuch, digital
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March 2015 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: März 30 um 06:00 pm EDT

A Prairie Home Companion 40th Anniversary CollectionSchnellansicht
Hörbuch, digital
The best music, comedy, and stories from America’s favorite live radio show, celebrating 40 years of broadcasts. Since A Prairie Home Companion first went on the air, July 6, 1974, a steady stream of great musicians has crossed its stage—The Steele Sisters, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, Peter Ostroushko, The Wailin’ Jennys, Robin and Linda Williams, Iris DeMent, Howard Levy—plus the radio detective Guy Noir, the cowboys Dusty and Lefty, the librarian Ruth Harrison, Duane and his mother, and the good people of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota. An all-star roster of favorite performers joined to celebrate the anniversary on the lawn of Macalester College in St. Paul, a stone’s throw from the hall where the first broadcast was made. Some highlights from that show are presented here, interwoven with archival performances by Doc Watson, Odetta, Pete Seeger, Helen Schneyer, Chet Atkins, Bill Hinkley and Judy Larson, Soupy Schindler, and Tom Keith. The CD edition includes a memory-filled souvenir booklet.
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February 2015 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Februar 23 um 06:00 pm EST

NPR American Chronicles: First LadiesSchnellansicht
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NPR presents profiles and interviews with the fascinating individuals who helped transform the role of women in both public and private life. While the role of the first lady has changed dramatically over the course of the nation’s history, one thing remains constant: Americans have always been fascinated by the wives of the Presidents. Insights into their formative years, their daily routines within the White House, their influence on the public policies espoused by their husbands, and their bold journey into the modern political spotlight have captivated generations of political historians, social critics and tabloid gawkers alike. NPR presents the story of these iconic women as they apply their unique gifts to help transform the role of women in both public and private life. First Ladies features in-depth profiles of many of our beloved, inspiring, and occasionally enigmatic first ladies, including Martha Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, and more. “NPR delivers … the more colorful and lesser-known stories that make history come alive.” —Audiobook Heaven
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January 2015 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Januar 26 um 06:00 pm EST

Driving the KingSchnellansicht
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In this arrestingly powerful novel of 1950s America, Ravi Howard, the award-winning author of Like Trees, Walking, reminds us that no black man, no matter how gifted or famous, could escape the racial tensions threatening to divide the country. Montgomery, Alabama, December 1945. The fighting in Europe is over and war hero Nat Weary has returned to his hometown, eager to build his taxi business and marry his sweetheart. His childhood friend, the famous Nat King Cole, is also home for a rare performance. During the concert, Weary plans to propose, and the singer will honor the special moment with an unforgettable song. But Weary’s dreams for the future are destroyed when a white man, armed with a pipe, rushes the stage. Leaping from the audience, the soldier who valiantly fought for his country stops the assailant—an act of bravery that leads to ten years of hard labor in prison. Free at last a decade later, Weary heads to Los Angeles to work for his old friend, Nat King Cole. It is the promise of a new life removed from the terror, violence, and degradation of Jim Crow Alabama. While the City of Angels is more progressive than the Deep South, Weary discovers here, too, that wealth, popularity, and talent cannot protect a black man from discrimination and hate. From his position as Cole’s chauffeur and protector, Weary sees the capacity for human cruelty hiding behind Hollywood’s glittering veneer. Drawn back to Montgomery to lay some unfinished business to rest, Nat King Cole and Weary discover a city in the midst of change. A woman named Rosa Parks has inspired blacks to boycott the city’s buses—a daring fight for dignity and rights that will eventually grip the entire nation. Ravi Howard, winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, creates an indelible portrait of pre–civil rights America and an exceptional friendship. Exploring the impact of prejudice and segregation, he pays tribute to the courage of ordinary lives and illuminates our capacity for hate, and for love.
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December 2014 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Dezember 30 um 12:00 am EST

Uncle JaniceSchnellansicht
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Twenty-four-year-old Janice Itwaru is an “uncle”—NYPD lingo for an undercover narcotics officer—and the heroine of the most exuberant and original cop novel in years. A New York City cop who can last eighteen months in Narcotics, without getting killed or demoted first, will automatically get promoted to detective. Undercover narc Janice Itwaru is at month seventeen. Ambitious, desperate for that promotion, she hits the sidewalks of Queens in her secondhand hoochie clothes, hoping to convince potential criminals—drug dealers, addicts, dummies, whomever—to commit a felony on her behalf. And things aren’t any easier back at the narco office, where she has to keep up with the bantering lies and inventively cruel pranks of her fellow uncles while coping with the ridiculous demands of her NYPD bosses. With an ailing mother at home, her cover nearly blown, quota pressures from her superiors, and rumors circulating that Internal Affairs has her unit under surveillance, Janice is running terribly short on luck as her promotion deadline approaches. Now she has to decide which evil to confront: the absurd bureaucrats at One Police Plaza, or the violent drug dealers who may already be on to her identity. Bursting with the glorious chaos of the New York City streets, Uncle Janice is both a deeply funny portrait of how undercover cops really talk and act, and a compelling story of their crazy, dangerous, and complicated lives. “Like Richard Price and the late, great Elmore Leonard, Matt Burgess
is one of those cool, quick, and funny writers who can turn a
seemingly routine crime caper into something special.”–– Carl Hiaasen, bestselling author of Bad Monkey and Strip Tease
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November 2014 Lieferung

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NPR Driveway Moments Love Stories: Radio Stories That Won't Let You GoSchnellansicht
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NPR presents tales about the love we share: unforgettable stories of unlikely matches, love lost and found, the ties that bind families together, and of course romance. If you listen to NPR, you’ve had at least one “driveway moment.” You’re sitting in your parked car, hooked by a story, needing to hear it all the way through. NPR celebrates the emotional bonds we share with this audio valentine that will warm hearts all year round. The story of an ex-monk and an ex-nun who form a family, as told by their son. The story of letters that continue to arrive from all over the world, addressed simply to Juliet, Verona, Italy. The softer side of Lyndon Johnson revealed in his letters to Lady Bird. A writer’s true love for her beloved Volvo. Lynda Barry on spring, thunderstorms, memories, and love. This heartfelt edition of Driveway Moments explores the surprising places we find love and the inspiring ways in which our most important relationships flourish.
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October 2014 Lieferung

Ablauf der Leseexemplar-Serie: Oktober 27 um 06:00 pm EDT

A Brief History of Seven KillingsSchnellansicht
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Marlon James, Ryan Anderson (Narrated by), Dwight Bacquie (Narrated by), Cherise Boothe (Narrated by), Robertson Dean (Narrated by), Johnathan McClain (Narrated by), and Robert Younis (Narrated by)
Reihen: L'eclèctica (262)
From the acclaimed author of The Book of Night Women comes a masterfully written novel that explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970s. On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5, but he left the country the next day, not to return for two years. Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters—assassins, journalists, drug dealers, and even ghosts—A Brief History of Seven Killings is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath, from the streets and slums of Kingston in the 1970s, to the crack wars in 1980s New York, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 1990s. Brilliantly inventive and stunningly ambitious, this novel is a revealing modern epic that will secure Marlon James’ place among the great literary talents of his generation.
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