Mary and O'Neil

Author: Justin Cronin

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 044033506X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9688

Mary and O’Neil frequently marveled at how, of all the lives they might have led, they had somehow found this one together. When they met at the Philadelphia high school where they’d come to teach, each had suffered a profound loss that had not healed. How likely was it that they could learn to trust, much less love, again? Justin Cronin’s poignant debut traces the lives of Mary Olson and O’Neil Burke, two vulnerable young teachers who rediscover in each other a world alive with promise and hope. From the formative experiences of their early adulthood to marriage, parenthood, and beyond, this novel in stories illuminates the moments of grace that enable Mary and O’Neil to make peace with the deep emotional legacies that haunt them: the sudden, mysterious death of O’Neil’s parents, Mary’s long-ago decision to end a pregnancy, O’Neil’s sister’s battle with illness and a troubled marriage. Alive with magical nuance and unexpected encounters, Mary and O’Neil celebrates the uncommon in common lives, and the redemptive power of love.

Die Spiegelstadt

Passage-Trilogie 3 - Roman

Author: Justin Cronin

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641202566

Category: Fiction

Page: 992

View: 5320

Die Zwölf – Wesen der Dunkelheit, Todfeinde der Menschen – sind vernichtet, ihre hundertjährige Schreckensherrschaft über die Welt ist vorüber. Nach und nach wagen sich die Überlebenden aus ihrer eng ummauerten Zuflucht, Hoffnung keimt auf. Auf den Ruinen der einstigen Zivilisation wollen sie eine neue, eine bessere Gesellschaft aufbauen: der älteste Traum der Menschheit. Doch in einer fernen, verlassenen Stadt lauert der Eine: Zero. Der Erste. Der Vater der Zwölf, der den Ursprung des Virus in sich trägt. Einst ein hochbegabter Wissenschaftler, der, seit er seine große Liebe verlor, nur noch von Rachedurst und Wut erfüllt ist. Sein Ziel ist es, die Menschheit endgültig auszulöschen. Seine Truppen sind bereit. Und der Zeitpunkt ist gekommen. Nur Amy vermag ihn jetzt noch aufzuhalten, das Mädchen aus dem Nirgendwo, die einzige Hoffnung der Menschheit. Und so treten sie und ihre Freunde an zum letzten großen Kampf zwischen Licht und Dunkelheit ...

The Unsung Psychoanalyst

The Quiet Influence of Ruth Easser

Author: Mary Kay O'Neil

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802089786

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

View: 689

While there are many books on psychoanalysis, few address what it is like to live one's life as a psychoanalyst. The Unsung Psychoanalyst focuses on the challenges, tragedies, and rewards of a psychoanalytic life using as an example the pioneering and prescient Canadian analyst Ruth Easser (1922?1975). Gifted as a clinician and teacher, Easser had a formative influence in New York and Toronto on a generation of psychoanalysts, many of whom are today's leaders in the field. Based on interviews with more than thirty of Easser's teachers, colleagues, students, analysands, family and friends, and a review of her papers, Mary Kay O'Neil builds a portrait of life as a psychoanalyst. The author traces as well some of the developments of psychoanalytic thought during the past fifty years. The Unsung Psychoanalyst touches on the founding and growth of New York's Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and on the development of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society and Institute where Easser taught during the last five years of her life.

Die Eheprobe

Roman

Author: Melanie Gideon

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641106672

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 8915

»Habe ich das tatsächlich getan? Ikea-Fleischbällchen als meine eigenen ausgegeben? Und vor unseren Freunden zugegeben, dass wir nur einmal im Monat Sex haben?« Vielleicht lag es daran, dass ich die zusätzlichen Kilos nicht mehr loswurde. Oder daran, dass ich das Alter erreicht hatte, in dem meine Mutter starb. Vielleicht aber auch daran, dass mein Mann und ich uns irgendwie nichts mehr zu sagen hatten. Als die Online-Studie ›Die Ehe im 21. Jahrhundert‹ in meiner Inbox landete, ahnte ich nicht, wie sehr sie mein Leben verändern sollte. Plötzlich vertraute ich unter dem Pseudonym ›Ehefrau 22‹ irgendeinem ›Forscher 101‹ intimste Geheimnisse über meine Ehe an. Vor der Studie war ich schlicht Alice Buckle: Ehefrau, Mutter, begeisterte Facebook-Userin, bekennender Internetjunkie. Jetzt bin ich auch noch ›Ehefrau 22‹. Und mein E-Mail-Austausch mit ›Forscher 101‹ hat sich irgendwie verselbständigt. Wir sind uns ziemlich nahe gekommen. Ich muss eine Entscheidung treffen. Eine Entscheidung, die meine Familie, meine Ehe, mein ganzes Leben verändern wird. Gerade bin ich allerdings zu sehr damit beschäftigt, Fragen zu beantworten. So ein Geheimnis kann ein ziemlich gutes Aphrodisiakum sein ...

Geschrieben für dich

Author: Sylvia Brownrigg

Publisher: Verlag Krug & Schadenberg

ISBN: 3944576012

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3664

Flannery Jansen, Studentin im ersten Semester, entdeckt in einem Diner beim Campus eine faszinierende Frau, die in ein Buch vertieft ist: Anne Arden, Dozentin für Literaturwissenschaft - apart, selbstbewusst, lebenserfahren. Und in Flannerys Augen die schönste Frau der Welt. Flannery träumt Tag und Nacht von Anne. Sie verzehrt sich nach ihr. Sie geht ihr aus dem Weg. Und will ihr doch nahe sein. Eines Tages fasst sie sich ein Herz und lädt Anne zu einem Drink ein ...

American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell

Author: Deborah Solomon

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374711046

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 1303

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE IN BIOGRAPHY AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN/JACQUELINE BOGRAD WELD AWARD FOR BIOGRAPHY "Welcome to Rockwell Land," writes Deborah Solomon in the introduction to this spirited and authoritative biography of the painter who provided twentieth-century America with a defining image of itself. As the star illustrator of The Saturday Evening Post for nearly half a century, Norman Rockwell mingled fact and fiction in paintings that reflected the we-the-people, communitarian ideals of American democracy. Freckled Boy Scouts and their mutts, sprightly grandmothers, a young man standing up to speak at a town hall meeting, a little black girl named Ruby Bridges walking into an all-white school—here was an America whose citizens seemed to believe in equality and gladness for all. Who was this man who served as our unofficial "artist in chief" and bolstered our country's national identity? Behind the folksy, pipe-smoking façade lay a surprisingly complex figure—a lonely painter who suffered from depression and was consumed by a sense of inadequacy. He wound up in treatment with the celebrated psychoanalyst Erik Erikson. In fact, Rockwell moved to Stockbridge, Massachusetts so that he and his wife could be near Austen Riggs, a leading psychiatric hospital. "What's interesting is how Rockwell's personal desire for inclusion and normalcy spoke to the national desire for inclusion and normalcy," writes Solomon. "His work mirrors his own temperament—his sense of humor, his fear of depths—and struck Americans as a truer version of themselves than the sallow, solemn, hard-bitten Puritans they knew from eighteenth-century portraits." Deborah Solomon, a biographer and art critic, draws on a wealth of unpublished letters and documents to explore the relationship between Rockwell's despairing personality and his genius for reflecting America's brightest hopes. "The thrill of his work," she writes, "is that he was able to use a commercial form [that of magazine illustration] to thrash out his private obsessions." In American Mirror, Solomon trains her perceptive eye not only on Rockwell and his art but on the development of visual journalism as it evolved from illustration in the 1920s to photography in the 1930s to television in the 1950s. She offers vivid cameos of the many famous Americans whom Rockwell counted as friends, including President Dwight Eisenhower, the folk artist Grandma Moses, the rock musician Al Kooper, and the generation of now-forgotten painters who ushered in the Golden Age of illustration, especially J. C. Leyendecker, the reclusive legend who created the Arrow Collar Man. Although derided by critics in his lifetime as a mere illustrator whose work could not compete with that of the Abstract Expressionists and other modern art movements, Rockwell has since attracted a passionate following in the art world. His faith in the power of storytelling puts his work in sync with the current art scene. American Mirror brilliantly explains why he deserves to be remembered as an American master of the first rank.

Hailstones and Halibut Bones

Author: Mary O'Neill

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385410786

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 7152

A book of verse about the colors of the spectrum

Newberry County, South Carolina

Historical and Genealogical Annals

Author: George Leland Summer

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 0806308729

Category: History

Page: 483

View: 6087

The opening chapters of this encyclopedic treatment deal with the Newberry County's formation, early settlers, soldiers, notable citizens, government institutions, and social and economic development, while later chapters are given over to biographies, cemetery inscriptions, family reminiscences and folklore. At the heart of the book is a long section devoted to genealogies of pioneer families of Newberry County.

Kein Wort mehr über Liebe

Roman

Author: Hervé Le Tellier

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423416637

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 733

Wie hoch ist der Preis für die Liebe? Paris im Jahrhundertsommer: Zwei Ehepaare und zwei Liebhaber, alle um die vierzig, gut situiert, kultiviert – aber nicht geschützt vor den Verdrießlichkeiten des Familienlebens. Schnell entflammen die Herzen der zwei Ehefrauen. Sie genießen den ersten Rausch, laben sich an süßen Illusionen, doch bald kommen erste Zweifel auf. Was setzen sie für die neue Liebe aufs Spiel? Klug und elegant arrangiert Hervé Le Tellier jedes Rendezvous. Eine intelligente Sommerkomödie, ein geistreiches, witziges und zugleich bewegendes Buch für alle, die gerne über Liebe sprechen.

Rancho Santa Margarita

Author: Michael A. Moodian

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738580043

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 5015

Set in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains, Rancho Santa Margarita is a vibrant city with the unique quality of an urban village. Although incorporated on January 1, 2000, making it one of California's youngest cities, it has a rich and intriguing history that dates back to the origins of the Golden State. During the late 1800s, the original ranch covered 230,000 acres, making it one of the largest in the Southwest. With many never-before-seen images, this book captures the essence of this fascinating story of the city, including the Spanish expedition in the 1700s, the Mexican governance of the land, the ownership of the area by the O'Neill family, the ranch activities of the 1960s, and the building of city landmarks in the 1980s, including the development of the most scenic lake in Orange County.

Courtly Love Songs of Medieval France

Transmission and Style in the Trouvère Repertoire

Author: Mary J. O'Neill

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198165477

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 2334

This book is the first full-length study of the courtly love songs of the trouvere to address the central musical problems of the repertoire as a whole, embracing source studies, interpretation, historiography, and analysis. The argument of the book revolves around three axes, each of which is essential to the appreciation of the others: problems concerning the extant manuscript tradition; the crucial role of orality; and stylistic changes and plurality in the reperotire. For the firsttime, a full overview of the sources and notation is undertaken. This reveals the idiosyncrasies of individual manuscripts but, more importantly, it identifies two basic phases in the manuscript tradition. The study of melodic variants reveals the performance art that lies at the heart of the courtly grand chant; processes and techniques of variation are examined, bringing us to a closer understanding of the tenets of the melodic art of the early trouveres. A close study of select trouveres from the different generation reveals stylstic change and plurality, particularly in the melodic art which in some respects was less prescribed than the poetic texts. Consequently the courtly songs of the trouveres truly come alive in this book.

Building Cloud Value

A Best Practice Guide, 2016

Author: Mary Allen,Michael O'Neil

Publisher: Insightaas.com

ISBN: 9780993865244

Category: Computers

Page: 290

View: 3269

This book consolidates ten Cloud Best Practices reports, co-created by working groups involving a total of 40 professionals. Developed and delivered by the Toronto Cloud Business Coalition (www.businesscloud.to), the book provides guidance on cloud for non-IT senior executives, IT management and practitioners, and the cloud supply chain.

O'Neil Ford, Architect

Author: Mary Carolyn Hollers George

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 273

View: 8982

With 36 full-color photographs and 124 black-and-white pictures, this volume lavishly illustrates his vision and his legacy.

Du wolltest es doch

Author: Louise O'Neill

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 3646920173

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 312

Nein, richtig sympathisch ist Emma nicht. Sie steht gern im Mittelpunkt, die Jungs reißen sich um sie und Emma genießt es. Bis sie nach einer Party zerschlagen und mit zerrissenem Kleid vor ihrem Haus aufwacht. Klar, sie ist auf der Party mit Paul ins Schlafzimmer gegangen. Hat Pillen eingeworfen. Die anderen Jungs kamen hinterher. Aber dann? Sie erinnert sich nicht, aber die gesamte Schule weiß es. Sie haben die Fotos gesehen. Ist Emma wirklich selber schuld? Was hat sie erwartet – Emma, die Schlampe in dem ultrakurzen Kleid? Ein aufwühlendes, vielfach preisgekröntes Buch.