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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NEW YORK´S ´´ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK´´ PICK Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, Esquire, Vogue, The Washington Post, The Guardian, USA TODAY, Time - A New York Times Notable Book Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. ?Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father´s life, the reasons he might have vanished. With the atmosphere of a noir thriller, Egan´s first historical novel follows Anna and Styles into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men. Manhattan Beach is a deft, dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world. It is a magnificent novel by the author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, one of the great writers of our time.
The Dynamics of European Integration:Why and When EU Institutions Matter The European Union Series. Auflage 2005 Derek Beach
A young Native American woman remembers her volatile childhood as she searches for her lost brother in the Canadian wilds in an extraordinary, critically acclaimed debut novel. As she races along Canada´s Douglas Channel in her speedboat - heading toward the place where her younger brother Jimmy, presumed drowned, was last seen - 20-year-old Lisamarie Hill recalls her younger days. A volatile and precocious Native girl growing up in Kitamaat, the Haisla Indian reservation located 500 miles north of Vancouver, Lisa came of age standing with her feet firmly planted in two different worlds: the spiritual realm of the Haisla and the sobering ´´real´´ world with its dangerous temptations of violence, drugs, and despair. From her beloved grandmother, Ma-ma-oo, she learned of tradition and magic; from her adored, Elvis-loving uncle Mick, a Native rights activist on a perilous course, she learned to see clearly, to speak her mind, and never to bow down. But the tragedies that have scarred her life and ultimately led her to these frigid waters cannot destroy her indomitable spirit, even though the ghosts that speak to her in the night warn her that the worst may be yet to come. Easily one of the most admired debut novels to appear in many a decade, Eden Robinson´s Monkey Beach was immediately greeted with universal acclaim - called ´´gripping´´ by the San Diego Union-Tribune, ´´wonderful´´ by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and ´´glorious´´ by the Globe and Mail, earning nominations for numerous literary awards before receiving the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Evocative, moving, haunting, and devastatingly funny, it is an extraordinary listen from a brilliant literary voice that must be heard. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noelle Kayser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020410/bk_adbl_020410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Adventures in The Law:Weird And Funny Tales Told By The Lawyer Who Lived Them Hot Ray Imprint- An Imprint of Red Engine Press. 1. Auflage David Harry Tannenbaum
Polly always finds refuge in painting. But when the beautiful landscapes of the Maine island where she spends her summers leave her uninspired, she questions the life she´s been living for the past 30 years. Will the reappearance of an old, seemingly successful friend be the spark Polly needs to get back on track, or will it derail her even further? Bio Patricia G. Buddenhagen began her career in book publishing in New York and worked as an editor at the Book-of-the-Month Club. She has since worked as a marketing specialist, a journalist, and for 10 years served on the board of the Boston Branch of the English-Speaking Union (an organization devoted to improving global communication through the English language). She earned an MFA in Fiction from Vermont College. Earlier stories have been published in Emrys Journal and Scrivener Creative Review. Ploughshares, the literary magazine of Emerson College. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Henning. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029115/bk_adbl_029115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´From the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor to America’s first bold counterstrike against the Japanese on the beaches of Guadalcanal, this compelling story takes you to the front lines of victory and defeat - and into the very heart of courage, loyalty, and valor. It is a heroic story of pride and passion you will never forget.... Griffin’s books are distinguished by their high action and suspense, his dashing irreverence toward high command, and his clear picture of war and its wartime leaders.” (The Florida Times-Union) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003794/bk_brll_003794_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring San Francisco and Northern California. Cycle over Golden Gate Bridge, catch a ferry out to the infamous prison on Alcatraz Island or head out to Napa Wine Country to sample fine wine: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of San Francisco and Northern California with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide San Francisco and Northern California: - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of San Francisco and Northern California, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and floorplans show in detail Alcatraz Island and prison, San Francisco´s famous cable cars, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and more - Colour photographs of the city´s notoriously steep streets, pretty shoreline, parks and gardens, plus California´s extensive coastline, national parks, vineyards and more - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Presidio, Pacific Heights and the Marina, Fisherman´s Wharf and North Beach, Chinatown and Nob Hill, Financial District and Union Square, Civic Center, Haight Ashbury and the Mission, Golden Gate Park and Land´s End, and sights beyond the city, plus major parts of Northern California including Carmel, Mendocino, Napa Wine Country, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about the region´s history, museums and galleries, architecture, LGBT community, and festivals and events - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus transport, visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide San Francisco and Northern California is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to San Francisco and Northern California. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. ´´No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one´´ - The Independent Planning a city break? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 San Francisco guide. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK´s highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world´s leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
It´s the 1990s and the Soviet Union has collapsed. KGB agent Valery Sevastoposky quits his demoralizing job, his failed marriage, and even his country. Using his professional skills, he slips into the United States, where he associates with a Russian gang in Brighton Beach, New York. His descent into a life of failed relationships, crime, despair, and terror rapidly accelerates when a KGB mole within the CIA realizes that the man who carries his secret is no longer under the control of the KGB. The former Russian agent is hunted in New York by the spy he recruited. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Wygant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059411/bk_acx0_059411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you visiting Los Angeles and would like to find out about sightseeing opportunities, Hollywood tours, the city´s best beaches, and other popular things to do in Los Angeles and the Southern California area? Whether you are planning to visit one of the many Los Angeles museums, explore the historic El Pueblo de Los Angeles near Union Station, go shopping on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, hike to the Hollywood sign or go off the beaten path and get to know one of many the ethnic neighborhoods, What to Do in Los Angeles is an up-to-date travel-guide book with plenty of attraction listings and sample itineraries that will give you lots of ideas for your upcoming trip and help you get to know the area the way only locals do. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron Black. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058644/bk_acx0_058644_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.