Wie geht man damit um, wenn die eigenen Kinder ganz anders sind als man selbst, was bedeutet das für sie und ihre Familien? Und wie akzeptieren wir und unsere Gesellschaft außergewöhnliche Menschen? Ein eindrucksvolles Buch über das Elternsein, über die Kraft der Liebe, aber auch darüber, was unsere Identität ausmacht. Der Bestsellerautor Andrew Solomon hat mit über 300 Familien gesprochen, deren Kinder außergewöhnlich oder hochbegabt sind, die das Down-Syndrom haben oder an Schizophrenie leiden, Autisten, taub oder kleinwüchsig sind. Ihre Geschichten sind einzigartig, doch ihre Erfahrungen des „Andersseins“ sind universell. Ihr Mut, ihre Lebensfreude und ihr Glück konfrontieren uns mit uns selbst und lassen niemanden unberührt. »Solomon hat eine Ideengeschichte geschrieben, die zur Grundlage einer Charta der psychologischen Grundrechte des 21. Jahrhunderts werden könnte... Erkenntnisse voller Einsicht, Empathie und Klugheit.« Eric Kandel »Das vielleicht größte Geschenk dieses monumentalen, so faktenreichen wie anrührenden Werks besteht darin, dass es zum permanenten Nachdenken anregt.« Philip Gourevitch »Dieses Buch schießt einem Pfeil um Pfeil ins Herz.« The New York Times »Dies ist eines der außergewöhnlichsten Bücher, die ich in letzter Zeit gelesen habe: mutig, einfühlsam und zutiefst menschlich... Seine Geschichten sind von meisterhafter Feinfühligkeit und Klarheit.« Siddhartha Mukherjee, Autor von ›Der König aller Krankheiten‹
Friendship, riding ... and rivalry. Welcome to Chestnut Hill, an American boarding school where riding is every girl's favourite subject and a love of horses puts you top of the class Lani wishes her best friend Honey didn't have to move back to England. What will Chestnut Hill be like without her? There must be a way to keep their friendship on track..
„Am 20. April 1999 betraten Dylan Klebold und Eric Harris ausgerüstet mit Gewehren und Sprengstoff die Columbine Highschool. Dort töteten sie zwölf Schüler und einen Lehrer, verletzten vierundzwanzig weitere Menschen und nahmen sich dann selbst das Leben. Es war der schlimmste Schul-Amoklauf der Geschichte. Dylan Klebold war mein Sohn.“ 16 Jahre nach dem Amoklauf ihres Sohnes Dylan erzählt Sue Klebold von ihrem Ringen mit der Frage, ob sie die Tat hätte verhindern können, wenn sie nur aufmerksamer, liebevoller gewesen wäre. Sue Klebold ist durch die Hölle gegangen, aber an der Tat ihres Sohnes nicht zerbrochen. Sie hat einen Weg gefunden weiterzuleben und hofft, anderen Eltern zu helfen, das zu verhindern, was sie selbst nicht aufhalten konnte. Von einem ist sie fest überzeugt: Elterliche Liebe allein reicht nicht aus, um Kinder und Jugendliche vor den Folgen unerkannter psychischer Erkrankungen zu schützen. Ein starkes Memoir einer Mutter, der das Unvorstellbare passiert ist. Sue Klebold spendet alle Einnahmen an Forschung und Hilfsorganisationen für Opfer und Angehörige psychisch Kranker.
Warum reisen wir? Woher der feste Glaube, dass es uns an einem anderen Ort besser ginge? Der Himmel blauer wäre, das Lebensgefühl »echter«, das Essen besser. Warum schreiben wir manchen Orten eine geradezu paradiesische Aura zu, nur um im nächsten Moment festzustellen, dass das Paradies definitiv woanders sein muss? Geoff Dyer geht diesen Fragen in seinem neuen Buch auf den Grund. Mit einzigartiger Beobachtungsgabe und sprühendem Witz nimmt er uns mit auf seine Reisen durch die Welt. Er berichtet von dem Versuch, in Französisch-Polynesien Gauguins Traumland zu finden, von seinem Trip in die Verbotene Stadt in Peking, auf dem er sich in seine Führerin verguckt, von seiner Reise ins eisige Norwegen, zu den Nordlichtern, die aber nicht den Anstand besitzen, rechtzeitig aufzutauchen. In einer furiosen Mischung aus Reisebericht, Essay, Kulturkritik und Fiktion erzählt er von erhebenden Momenten genauso wie von Situationen grandiosen Scheiterns. Kaum ein Autor vermag so anspruchsvoll, klug, elegant und lustig über die grundlegenden Fragen des Menschseins zu schreiben.
A collection of five other worldly tales. SOLDIERS DANCE FOR ME Jens has long dreamed of becoming a Queen's Arm, an elite soldier that defends the kingdom from the relentless orgula. Most girls in his village dream of being chosen to be a Queen's Hand, but Bekin dreams only of Jens, wanting him to stay in their village and marry her. When Jens is chosen to be a Queen's Arm, Bekin waits for his return. But when Bekin is chosen to be a Queen's Hand, unwillingly, their future together is in jeopardy. PRISON FACILITY YK3-04 Attal's been a prison pilot for so many years that even transporting his world's most sadistic and dangerous criminal is routine. Until that criminal tries to escape from his ship, endangering the lives of his copilot, himself and his entire world... A SNACK FOR GARBAGG Davoga has had a long day at the factory when she discovers a hideous sight on her kitchen table. WHEN THE ANGELS SING When aliens visit Earth and offer astounding technology, superstar negotiator Maighdlin Dunne is sent in to get the one thing they refuse to share - the cure for all diseases. A RAY OF SUNSHINE Hopelessness and despair have gripped her world and as the Comforter of her people, Riffa sacrifices herself to save them, but something goes horribly wrong in the ritual that passes her duties on to baby Kalima, the future Comforter. Alien contact, colonists, troll, futuristic, colony world, spaceship
William Henry Hudson spent the first 18 years of his life living among the stunning landscape of the Argentine Pampas and studying the diverse flora and fauna there. This fascinating autobiography of his early years, shows a young man with an enquiring mind that would help him become the leading ornithologist of his day, he was fascinated by the interactions of animals and humans alike, living on the border of what was then a wild frontier. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pomona Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
After scrutinizing hundreds of screenplays, Robert Fyne has written an in-depth study of World War II films, analyzing the different storylines, points-of-view, and contemporary events found in each. In Long Ago and Far Away: Hollywood and the Second World War, Fyne examines WWII films from 1941 to the present, explaining how the content and mood in these productions paralleled national mores and politics. From Above and Beyond to Zone Troopers and The Best Years of Our Lives to Flags of Our Fathers, this is a compelling look at how filmmakers have dramatized this pivotal period in history. For historians, movie watchers, or social commentators, Long Ago and Far Away, complete with an elaborate filmography, offers new information about Hollywood's diverse interpretations of the Good War.
From her early childhood, when her inspirational mother would take her on trips along her beloved Ridgeway in a horse-drawn cart, Candida Lycett Green has retained a love of green lanes and tracks, of moving along at horse's pace and casting an eye on the beauty of England through the back door. Her insatiable appetite for exploring unknown territory has led her to travel all over the country by horse for weeks at a time, and often these journeys have come at important turning points in her life. Lyrical yet down-to-earth, framed by a recent 150-mile journey through Yorkshire and Northumberland with a friend, Over the Hills and Far Away dips back into past journeys by horse that also reflect her idyllic childhood in the bohemian Betjeman household, a charmed youth in the Swinging Sixties, a year-long honeymoon journey overland to India, early days at Private Eye, and the ups and downs of thirty-nine years of marriage and motherhood. Her story is made all the more poignant by her recent fight with breast cancer.
If Hogwarts were more like Woodstock, and Voldemort was your childhood sweetheart turned abusive ex-boyfriend... A new year in Helicon, and Nora Sparrow is determined that this one will be a drama-free. She’s intent on doing nothing but having fun, creating, and enjoying herself. Unfortunately, drama strikes right away with an explosion at the Winter Ball. The assumed perpetrator is a muse named Lute Thundercloud, although he claims he didn’t do it. Sawyer Snow believes Lute. In fact, Sawyer can’t stop thinking about Lute. He loves Nora, and he doesn’t want to hurt her, but he is torn—shaken by this new attraction. And before he can even quite come to grips with his feelings, he realizes that all the girls in Helicon have suddenly fallen madly in love with a skinny fourteen-year-old named Colin Oak—who also happens to be the same guy who accused Lute of causing the explosion. It’s becoming obvious that something’s not quite right in Helicon… A darker, soapier Harry Potter. Topics: fantasy, magic, myths, legends, Greek mythology, abuse, portal fantasy, fairies, muses, Dionysius, Nimue, King Arthur, Norse mythology, Loki
There must be something between the retirement party and buying a zimmer frame. JO CARROLL decided this was the time to revive her teenage dreams and go round the world. So she packed her rucksack, a round-the-world ticket, and a notebook. Not prepared, then, for being marooned on a beach in Australia with the tide rising and nothing but cliffs behind her; nor negotiating with a gunman who wanted to marry her in Lucknow. Let's not think about the snakes and leeches in the jungles of Malaysia. But could anything have prepared her for the drama that brought her home? Nor the kindness of strangers who kept her safe at that moment when she was least able to do it for herself.
THE WORLD FAR AWAY is a refi ned collection of heartrending profound poems about love, nature, hope, human relations, living in poverty, politics, betrayal, provoking refl ections on everyday occurrences among other topics. Th e author takes a view into these subjects and presents them in a uniquely fresh poetic style that touches the heart and in the same breath is laced with humour. Th e collection also includes refl ections on growing up in the third world and in an insightful way takes a peek into how politics generally turns around the lives of the populace in these parts of the world.
From The Beatles' patronage of his 1968 debut album to his Grammy awards for Hourglass, James Taylor has remained a universally acclaimed songwriter of effortless eloquence and power. In this major biography, the late Timothy White explores the myths and reality behind the personal journey of legendary singer. White examines the roots of Taylor's anguish, and his recurring problems with heroin and alcohol. There is an epic family history, an exploration of the stories behind Fire And Rain, and a frank account of the artist's time spent at Apple Records and Warner Brothers. With contributions from Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Sting, the Taylor family and many other key figures, this edition is destined to become the definitive biography of the troubled hero. There is also an epilogue concerning the memorial concerts arranged by Taylor for the late author White, as well as an extensive discography and bibliography.
Katharine Elizabeth Dopp,May Pitts,Sidney Clarence Garrison
Margarita Borkaev (Borukaeva) has a romantic profession. She is a microbe hunter, and she pursued her prey with great ardor in some of the most prestigious laboratories of the Soviet Union. Then fate willed her to the front lines of microbiology in the United States of America. Undoubtedly, the riddles of this science seemed to her fantastically fascinating in light of the romantic nature of her soul, which, from her earliest adolescence manifested itself in its pull to find self-expression in poetry. Thus arose her first collection of poems (published in Moscow). Poemsfrom those giving a lyric voice to important social issues, to poems that chronicled the joys, the vicissitudes, and the sorrows of love and sought to embody the beauty of naturewere written throughout her entire life. These poems appear regularly in the Russian-speaking American newspapers. Margarita also took a great interest in prose. Her essays, stories, and short novels have been published in American (in English) and Russian-American (in Russian) magazines and newspapers. R ecently, she has published this book in Russia. The book is based on autobiographical events, but includes stories about people involved in Margaritas life, and reflects conflicts she experienced in the Soviet Union. The content of some of the stories in this book is dramatic, but the style is so lyrical that it reminds one of verse in prose form. The book was instantly absorbed and disseminated by her readers. I found to reading this book effortless, entirely engrossing, since in it is reflected all of the facets of Margaritas character, her openness towards new people and new experiences, her friendliness, her unlimited capacity for compassion and understanding. Margarita has a remarkable ability understand of the core of a person and then to describe it with such affection and sympathy that, as a reader, I felt I shared not just her adventures, but also her friendships. I advise you to read this book as a long time friend and an old admirer of Margaritas talent. I am certain, that like me, once you begin it will capture your imagination until you reach the final paragraph. And, like me, long after you close the cover you will still reflect on the extraordinary events you will have found there, and the unpredictable twist of fate that can be expected us all. R oy Medvedev.