Der Kultroman über Liebe und Einsamkeit. Joe Buck ist ein Einzelgänger. Nach dem Tod seiner Großmutter Sally, bei der er aufgewachsen ist, beschließt er, sich Cowboystiefel zu besorgen, nach New York zu fahren und bei einsamen Frauen Unterschlupf zu suchen. Doch das New York der frühen Sechziger ist kein Ort für einen Mann in Cowboystiefeln, die neue Zeit hat längst begonnen, und auf Joe warten nur Armut und Einsamkeit. Bis er dem hinkenden Gauner Ratso Rizzo begegne. Ihre Freundschaft, ihre Liebe zählt zu den schönsten der amerikanischen Literaturgeschichte. ´´Wer dieses Buch liest, wird mitgenommen in eine Halbwelt von Illusionen, Einsamkeit und sexueller Gewalt, aber auch eine Halbwelt von Freundschaft und Liebe. Ohne jeden Sozialkitsch, sondern mit einer Würde und einer literarischen Intensität, die ihresgleichen suchen.´´ Daniel Schreiber. ´´Joe Buck ist ein durch und durch wunderbarer Charakter.´´ Tennessee Williams
Ein weiteres Werk aus der Hand des Schöpfers der Discworld, Sir Terry Pratchett. Es ist der vierte Band, in dem die junge Hexe in Ausbildung, Tiffany Aching, die mittlerweile aufgestiegen ist, die Hauptrolle spielt. Der Ort des Geschehens ist Ankh-Morpork, die Handlung ist mörderisch und mysteriös.
The latest Shadowhunters novel from bestselling author Cassandra Clare. The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare´s newest series, The Dark Artifices , a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. It´s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn´t lead her in treacherous directions... Making things even more complicated, Julian´s brother Mark-who was captured by the faeries five years ago-has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind-and they need the Shadowhunters´ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn´t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it? Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare´s Dark Artifices series. Praise for Lady Midnight : ´Positively aquiver with secret ardor and murderous zeal.´ Kirkus Reviews ´Fresh and...wonderfully told.´ Booklist ´Clare´s well-developed protagonists..., pell-mell action sequences, complicated family dynamics, and fascinating magic system continue to engage.´ Publishers Weekly ´Clare delivers spectacular Shadowhunter fare with her trademark street tough yet emotionally fragile adolescent characters taking on adult roles and includes plenty of violent action and passionate romance to satisfy fans of The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments series, who will be thrilled to see some of their favourite characters from the previous books make appearances.´ School Library Journal´
A brutal attack. A mysterious demand for money. An unexpected kidnap... A superb novel from the two-time winner of the THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD. It´s a peaceful Sunday evening in suburban Glasgow until a battered van pulls up to one home and disgorges a group of armed men in balaclavas. They smash into the house and hold the family at gunpoint and demand millions of pounds. Baffled, the assembled people protest that they don´t have access to that sort of money. The attackers kidnap the elderly grandfather and storm off into the night. Now senior policewoman Alex Morrow has been summoned to investigate the case. But there are so many mysteries. Who were the men? And why did they think a normal household concealed untold riches? The family is certainly not talking. But as she starts to delve deeper, she realises that there are dark secrets all around...
Born at the stroke of midnight at the exact moment of India´s independence, Saleem Sinai is a special child. However, this coincidence of birth has consequences he is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000 other ´midnight´s children´ all of whom are endowed with unusual gifts. Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem´s story is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious.
New York Times-bestselling October Daye series ? Hugo Award-winning author Seanan McGuire ? ´´Top of my urban-paranormal series list!´´ -Felicia Day Things are starting to look up for October ´´Toby´´ Daye. She´s training her squire, doing her job, and has finally allowed herself to grow closer to the local King of Cats. It seems like her life may finally be settling down...at least until dead changelings start appearing in the alleys of San Francisco, killed by an overdose of goblin fruit. Toby´s efforts to take the problem to the Queen of the Mists are met with harsh reprisals, leaving her under sentence of exile from her home and everyone she loves. Now Toby must find a way to reverse the Queens decree, get the goblin fruit off the streets--and, oh, yes, save her own life. And then there´s the question of the Queen herself, who seems increasingly unlikely to have a valid claim to the throne....To find the answers, October and her friends will have to travel from the legendary Library of Stars into the hidden depths of the Kingdom of the Mists--and they´ll have to do it fast, because time is running out.
Combining the emotional deftness of Sarah Dessen with the magical spark of New York City in wintertime, this affecting novel--a romantic, thought-provoking tale of human connection--will inspire readers to pay closer attention to the world around them.
The climactic novel in the bestselling Midnight Breed series, of which BookPage raves: ´´If you like romance combined with heart-stopping paranormal suspense, you´re going to love this book.´´ In the dark of night, a blood war escalates within the hidden world of the Breed. After maintaining a fragile peace with the humans who walk beside them unaware, a single act of retaliation has put the vampire nation at risk of discovery. It falls to the Order-a cadre of Breed warriors pledged to protect their own and humankind alike-to stop Dragos, the power-mad vampire, before his push for domination explodes into catastrophe. At the center of the Order´s quest is Sterling Chase, whose biggest battle is the one he wages against his own savage nature. But when his eyes meet those of Tavia Fairchild, Chase finds himself drawn to the woman-and convinced she is something much more than she seems. And while everything logical warns Tavia against getting close to Chase, she cannot deny that he stirs something ravenous within her. As the Order´s enemy mobilizes for the battle of the ages, Chase and Tavia are thrust into the heart of the violence. With time running out, they must find a way to defeat Dragos once and for all-or die trying. ´´Stunning . . . filled with passion, treachery, and danger . . . Adrian pulls out all the stops.´´-RT Book Reviews
In 2003 Trent Parke began a road-trip around his native Australia, a monumental journey that was to last two years and cover a distance of over 90,000 km. Minutes to Midnight is the ambitious photographic record of that adventure, in which Parke presents a proud but uneasy nation struggling to craft its identity from different cultures and traditions. Minutes to Midnight merges traditional documentary techniques and imagination to create a dark visual narrative portraying Australia with a mix of nostalgia, romanticism and brooding realism. This is not a record of the physical landscape but of an emotional one. It is a story of human anxiety and intensity, which although told from Australia, represents a universal human condition in the world today. Trent Parke, born in Newcastle Australia in 1971, joined Magnum Photos in 2002 and has been a full member since 2007. Parke has exhibited internationally and has received numerous awards including World Press Photo Awards in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2005, and the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography in 2003. His publications include Dream / Life (1999), The Seventh Wave with Narelle Autio (2000), Bedknobs & Broomsticks (2010), and the long-awaited Christmas Tree Bucket, also to be published this season by Steidl.
Midnight Tweedle is Zhang Lijie´s personal portrait of China´s complex cultural and political history. Juxtaposing diverse and seemingly unrelated images with a collage technique, Lijie explores the depths of Chinese collective memory in a process she describes as ´´whispering to herself ... to understand where we come from and where we are going.´´ This book combines materials as varied as found and original photos, posters, illustrations and even a meal ticket from the planned economy time which Lijie either collected from antique markets, newspapers and the Internet, or created herself. Here smiling families and uniformed civilians during the Cultural Revolution mingle with key historical figures such as the Empress Dowager Cixi and Mao Zedong, all interspersed by recent landscapes and photos as unexpected as a still life of mangoes. Lijie believes that ´´all kinds of identities and labels are nothing but fragments of history,´´ and in this book she creates a new whole from these pieces.
Illustrated in black-and-white. Jack and Annie are whisked forty years ´´forward in time and land at an international space station on the moon. There they don space suits and go exploring the lunar surface in search of the fourth object needed to free the enchantress Morgan le Fay from a powerful spell. The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Three ?two?one?BLAST OFF! The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie off to the moon-and the future. Their mission? To find the last ´´M´´ thing that will free Morgan from the spell. Can they do it before the air in their oxygen tank runs out? Will the mysterious moon man help them? And why is Peanut the mouse acting so strange? Did you know that there´s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!