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Joana Adesuwa Reiterer's Die Wassergöttin: Wie ich den Bann des Voodoo brach (German PDF

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Joana Adesuwa Reiterer

ISBN-10: 3426787857

ISBN-13: 9783426787854

ISBN-10: 389897961X

ISBN-13: 9783898979610

Joana Adesuwa ist noch ein kleines Mädchen, als eine Dorfpriesterin ihr sagt, sie sei eine "Wassergöttin" und werde ihren Mann einmal reich machen. Für Adesuwas Vater ist klar: Seine Tochter ist eine Hexe! Er verstößt Joana, die nun ganz auf sich alleine gestellt ums Überleben kämpft. Eines Tages begegnet sie dem charismatischen Tony, in den sie sich auf Anhieb verliebt. Doch Tony verlangt von ihr ein Zeichen ihrer Liebe: Sie soll an einem geheimnisvollen Voodoo-Ritual teilnehmen, das sie "zur Frau" machen wird. Sieben Tage dauert die magische Zeremonie – Tage zwischen Trance und Besinnung, zwischen Phantasie und Realität. Zutiefst verstört kehrt Adesuwa davon zurück und erkennt, dass es nur einen Weg gibt, sich vom Fluch, der auf ihr lastet, zu befreien: Sie muss die magischen Gesetze des Voodoo brechen …

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Praying Drunk by Kyle Minor PDF

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Kyle Minor

ISBN-10: 1936747634

ISBN-13: 9781936747634

The characters in Praying Drunk communicate in tongues, torture classmates, fall in love, abandon their young children, continue machetes underneath passenger seats, and gather porcelain collectible figurines. From Kentucky to Florida to Haiti, those tales enact the fight to stay bodily and spiritually alive all through an untamable, turbulent international. Kyle Minor proves he is probably the most proficient more youthful writers in America.

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Download PDF by : A Love Letter from a Stray Moon

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

ISBN-10: 1921758023

ISBN-13: 9781921758027

In this fictional journey de strength Jay Griffiths, acclaimed writer of Wild, creates a portrait of the artist Frida Kahlo, her devastating coincidence and her love for Diego Rivera, that also is a party of the spirit of poetry and the artwork of rebellion.

This version encompasses a preface by means of John Berger.

Spellbinding and luminous, A Love Letter from a Stray Moon is a distinct paintings approximately ardour, grief and transcendence.

Jay Griffiths is a British author, writer of Pip Pip: A Sideways examine Time and Wild: An Elemental Journey. She is the winner of the Barnes & Noble notice Award for the easiest new non-fiction author to be released within the united states, and the inaugural Orion publication Award.

'A magnificent publication. it really is like a costume that Kahlo invented for herself and wore.' John Berger

'Griffiths' novel itself reminds us what it truly is to be a individual, born local to the earth, on hearth with the enjoyment of the universe and whole of grief for our damaged international. it's a love track to lifestyles, to artwork and to the human spirit.' West Australian

'A Love Letter from a Stray Moon is a very appealing and sustained prose poem, a decision for engagement with the area, and a strong and miraculous feat of literary and retroactive telepathy.' Niall Griffiths

'Jay Griffiths is a fearless adventurer with phrases and photographs. I salute her braveness and the splendour of this vision.' Philip Pullman

'I completely gobbled this splendidly perceptive and delicate ebook. I already knew much approximately Frida Kahlo's lifestyles yet rediscovered it in those pages from the interior out.' Marie Darrieussecq

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New PDF release: Speak: A Novel

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Louisa Hall

ISBN-10: 0062391194

ISBN-13: 9780062391193

ISBN-10: 0062391208

ISBN-13: 9780062391209

ISBN-10: 1504625439

ISBN-13: 9781504625432

A considerate, poignant novel that explores the production of synthetic Intelligence—illuminating the very human desire for communique, connection, and understanding.

In a story that spans geography and time, from the Atlantic Ocean within the 17th century, to a correctional institute in Texas within the close to destiny, and instructed from the views of 5 very diversified characters, Speak considers what it skill to be human, and what it capability to be lower than absolutely alive.

A younger Puritan girl travels to the hot global together with her undesirable new husband. Alan Turing, the well known mathematician and code breaker, writes letters to his most sensible friend’s mom. A Jewish refugee and professor of desktop technology struggles to reconnect along with his more and more indifferent spouse. An remoted and traumatized younger lady exchanges messages with an clever software. A former Silicon Valley Wunderkind is imprisoned for growing unlawful practical dolls.

Each of those characters is trying to speak throughout gaps—to estranged spouses, misplaced acquaintances, destiny readers, or a working laptop or computer software which could or would possibly not comprehend them. In magnificent and electrifying prose, Louisa corridor explores how the chasm among computing device and human—shrinking speedily with today’s technological advances—echoes the gaps that exist among traditional humans. notwithstanding every one speaks from a special position and second in time, all 5 characters proportion the necessity to exhibit themselves whereas at the same time puzzling over in the event that they will ever be heard, or understood.

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Download e-book for iPad: Ice Palace by Edna Ferber

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Edna Ferber

ISBN-10: 0449241246

ISBN-13: 9780449241240

ISBN-10: 0736606688

ISBN-13: 9780736606684

ISBN-10: 0899682782

ISBN-13: 9780899682785

initially released in 1958, Ice Palace is Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's vintage and robust novel in regards to the taming of an excellent northern wilderness—Alaska.

Czar Kennedy got here to Alaska for funds and gear, Thor typhoon for a dream. this is often the tale in their fight, over a protracted half-century, for the way forward for Alaska and the future in their appealing, rebellious granddaughter, Christine, a brave girl who needs to make a selection that may form the future of a brand new iteration. mainly, it's the sparkling and eloquent story of Alaska itself—the final, nice American frontier.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Secret Eleanor by Cecelia Holland

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Cecelia Holland

ISBN-10: 0425234509

ISBN-13: 9780425234501

Eleanor of Aquitaine seized carry of lifestyles within the twelfth century in a fashion any glossy girl could envy!

1151: As Duchess of Aquitaine, Eleanor grew up understanding what it was once to be seemed for herself and never for her husband's name. Now, as spouse to Louis VII and Queen of France, she has discovered herself unhappy with mirrored glory-and feeling regularly lower than possibility, even if she outranks each girl in Paris.

Then, status beside her a lot older husband during a court docket rite, Eleanor locks eyes with a man-hardly greater than a boy, quite- around the throne room, and is familiar with that her international has replaced irrevocably...

he's Henry D'Anjou, eldest son of the Duke of Anjou, and he's in line, just a little tenuously, for the British throne. She meets him in mystery. She has a present for secrecy, for she is watched like a prisoner by way of spies even between her personal ladies. She is set that Louis needs to set her loose. making use of deception and cover, seduction and manipulation, Eleanor is set to discover her approach to power-and make her mark on history.

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Endurance by PDF

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

ISBN-10: 1760111546

ISBN-13: 9781760111540

this can be a very powerful, quintessentially Australian novel. The language, the nature, the total yarn - Endurance is the goods.' Peter FitzSimons

This novel tells the tale of a real-life Australian hero, photographer, explorer and adventurer Frank Hurley. it's a tale informed via his eyes and in his phrases, and it finds a tantalising portrait of the fellow in the back of the legend he has become.

Hurley's photos and documentaries of Douglas Mawson's and Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic expeditions, and his miraculous pictures of global warfare i've been so generally exhibited and reproduced that during many situations they're the primary capacity in which we've got come to work out these world-shattering occasions. His iconic photographs of the send Endurance trapped in an ocean of ice, of guys fighting the main severe parts within the Antarctic, and discomfort lower than unthinkable stipulations in struggle are printed on the Australian recognition. One author has claimed that Frank Hurley 'is the 20th century'.

Here now's the fellow, Hurley, telling us of his half within the ill-fated Antarctic expeditions and recounting stories of serious heroism and affliction as he fights for his lifestyles one of the ice and the weather, and witnesses the worst ravages of battle at the Western entrance. Endurance is a rare debut novel, a rollicking white-knuckle event tale that still takes us to the very center of heroism and sacrifice.

'Frank Hurley lived an improbably adventurous lifestyles, someway crowding many lives into seventy-six eventful years. In exploring the photographer's early days, Tim Griffiths brings his personal adventurous spirit and Hurley-like verve to this gripping fictional portrait of a unprecedented Australian life.' Alasdair McGregor, writer of Frank Hurley: A photographer's life

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The Brief Tyranny: A novel by Patrick McCarthy PDF

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Patrick McCarthy

ISBN-10: 1983055913

ISBN-13: 9781983055911

Riley is a painter. He translates a sequence of textual content items that he is created over the past 20 years, hoping to discover the various solutions as to why he'd labored during this kind. finally he unearths a few purposes that return to his earliest days.

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Staton Rabin's Betsy and the Emperor PDF

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Staton Rabin

ISBN-10: 0689858809

ISBN-13: 9780689858802

ISBN-10: 0689872941

ISBN-13: 9780689872945

ISBN-10: 141691336X

ISBN-13: 9781416913368

"Think, my pricey -- simply imagine what it is going to be like, to be often called the woman who freed the good Napoleon Bonaparte!"

Fourteen-year-old English lady Betsy Balcombe and her kin have a most unique condominium visitor: Napoleon Bonaparte, former emperor of France and the main feared guy on the earth. as soon as lord and grasp to eighty-two million souls, now in 1815, Napoleon is a captive of the British humans. Stripped of his empire and robbed of his younger relations and freedom, he's restrained to the forbidding, rat-infested island of St. Helena, the place a merciless jailer and greater than thousand British troops protect his each move.

The one shiny megastar in Napoleon's black sky is Betsy, a blazingly rebellious teen whose kin is reluctantly housing the infamous prisoner. Betsy is the one foreigner Napoleon's ever met who's no longer inspired by way of him and does not tremble on the sight of him -- and Napoleon is greater than intrigued.

After suits and starts off, a such a lot impressive friendship develops among Betsy and the emperor -- a friendship that transcends age and politics. As Betsy develops from a gangly, tomboyish woman to a blossoming younger girl, this unforeseen and beautiful alliance survives inevitable gossip and turning out to be pains, giving Betsy the braveness to pursue her desires -- and Napoleon the braveness to stand his darkish destiny. It additionally conjures up Betsy to hatch a bold and hazardous plan on Napoleon's behalf, a scheme which can threaten either one of their lives and shake whole empires to their foundations.

Based on real occasions, Staton Rabin's tale blends humor, experience, and poignant drama, vividly revealing new insights into the guts and brain of 1 of the main towering, interesting old figures of our time -- and tells a story of wish and bravado that would motivate readers to their very own heights of courage.

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