The Last Days of the Bus Club

Part Four of the Million-Selling Driving Over Lemons Trilogy

Author: Chris Stewart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908745439

Category: Alpujarras (Spain)

Page: 240

View: 6266

Part Four of the million-selling Driving Over Lemons series.

Die letzten Tage von Rabbit Hayes

Author: Anna McPartlin

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644533814

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 6805

Erst wenn das Schlimmste eintritt, weißt du, wer dich liebt. Stell dir vor, du hast nur noch neun Tage. Neun Tage, um über die Flüche deiner Mutter zu lachen. Um die Hand deines Vaters zu halten (wenn er dich lässt). Und deiner Schwester durch ihr Familienchaos zu helfen. Um deinem Bruder den Weg zurück in die Familie zu bahnen. Nur neun Tage, um Abschied zu nehmen von deiner Tochter, die noch nicht weiß, dass du nun gehen wirst ... Die Geschichte von Rabbit Hayes: ungeheuer traurig. Ungeheuer tröstlich.

Ein Tag im Dezember

Roman

Author: Josie Silver

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641229936

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 7689

Ein Augenblick reicht aus, um sich zu verlieben. Doch es braucht ein halbes Leben, um sich zu lieben. Jack und Laurie begegnen sich an einem kalten Dezembertag. Es fühlt sich an, als wäre es die große Liebe, doch dann verpassen sie den richtigen Zeitpunkt um ein paar Sekunden. Erst ein Jahr später treffen sie sich endlich wieder, aber mittlerweile ist Jack mit Sarah zusammen, Lauries bester Freundin, und ihre Liebe scheint unmöglich. Was bleibt, ist eine Freundschaft, die über Jahre hält, in der sie einander Geheimnisse und Träume anvertrauen. Eine Freundschaft, die ihnen Halt gibt, auch wenn alles andere aus dem Ruder läuft. Aber so richtig vergessen können sie ihre Gefühle füreinander nie ...

Sterblich sein

Was am Ende wirklich zählt. Über Würde, Autonomie und eine angemessene medizinische Versorgung

Author: Atul Gawande

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035849

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 6111

Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell

Das Versprechen, dich zu finden

Roman

Author: Anne Youngson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959677944

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 931

Tina und Anders hatten früher große Träume. Doch das Leben zog vorbei, und der eine Moment, sich diese zu erfüllen, kam nie. Jetzt haben beide jemanden verloren, der ihnen sehr nahesteht und der eine Lücke hinterlässt, die zu füllen ihnen unmöglich scheint. Tina und Anders sind sich noch nie begegnet. Zufällig beginnen sie einen Briefwechsel und teilen ihre Trauer miteinander, aber auch ihre Lust am Leben. Durch ihre Freundschaft entwickeln sie einen Hunger nach Veränderung. Mit Anfang sechzig stehen sie beide vor einer Frage, die viele Menschen umtreibt: Haben wir das Leben geführt, das wir führen wollten? »Einfühlsam, sehr ergreifend und faszinierend.« Daily Express »Positiv-nachdenklich stimmend auch durch die bildreiche Sprache ein Genuss. Dringende Empfehlung für die Generation Plus und Jüngere, die sich an ganz besondere Brieffreundschaften erinnern.« ekz Bibliotheksservice

The Secret Club - the Powder Puff Club Book 1

Author: Kristi Young

Publisher: The Secret Club

ISBN: 9781595940704

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 140

View: 5465

Dreams of horses and school dances are what make this secret club so popular with Sara, Tasha and their friends. When 11-year old Sara Harper has a crush on her brother's best friend and doesn't know what to do, she calls a special meeting of the girls-only club in the hayloft of her barn. You never know what their over-active minds will come up with whenever they call to order an official meeting of "The Powder Puff Club"! Join Sara and Tasha on their many adventures as co-founders of The Power Puff Club.

The Romance Readers' Book Club

Author: Julie L. Cannon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101213574

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4317

A southern tale of a teenage girl who opens a Pandora’s box of passion and guilt Bored with her sheltered life on the family farm in Rigby, Georgia, fifteen- year-old Tammi Lynn Elco senses things can change when she acquires a stack of forbidden romance novels. Eluding the watchful eye of her Granny Elco, Tammi forms a secret book club with two girlfriends and her eccentric Aunt Minna, reading about weak- in-the- knees passion and sharing their own stories of love and heartache. When Rigby is seized in an economically damaging drought, local preachers are quick to proclaim sin as the reason for the devastation, forcing Tammi and her fellow book club members to come to terms with the emotions they’re feeling and the strict expectations of the community surrounding them. “Dixie Diva” Julie L. Cannon has written a heartfelt coming- of-age tale with true southern flair.

Das Risiko und sein Preis

Skin in the Game

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641234522

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 1430

Warum wir nur denen vertrauen sollten, die etwas zu verlieren haben Stehen wir für die Risiken ein, die wir verursachen? Zu viele der Menschen, die auf der Welt Macht und Einfluss haben, so Nassim Nicholas Taleb, müssen nicht wirklich den Kopf hinhalten für das, was sie tun und veranlassen. Intellektuelle, Journalisten, Bürokraten, Banker, ihnen vor allem wirft er vor, kein »Skin in the Game« zu haben. Weil sie den Preis nicht bezahlen müssen, wenn sie irren, fällen sie schlechte Entscheidungen. Taleb zeigt anhand vieler Beispiele, wie »Skin in the Game«, ein fundamentales Konzept des Risikomanagements, auf alle Bereiche unseres Lebens übertragen werden kann. Sein neues Buch, so provozierend und bahnbrechend wie »Der Schwarze Schwan«, fordert uns heraus, alles, was wir über Risiko und Verantwortung in Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zu wissen glauben, neu zu denken.

Me and My Shadow

Author: Ray Matthews

Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing

ISBN: 190772835X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 111

View: 3159

What kind of man runs 100 miles at the age of 70 and what makes anyone want to run 100 miles? Throughout a lifetime, everyone has the opportunity to meet truly exceptional people. Ray is one of them. From being a cocky ginger haired, Yorkshire lad who just wanted to have a go at boxing, to his recent 100km Sahara Desert race, Ray’s life is truly inspiring and anyone seeking to take on the impossible should read this book. Ray writes with a passion that reflects his fervour for life. Feel the emotion as a young Ray takes steps that help him discover the most important mentors who lead him to make the hardest choices which made the biggest differences in his life. "…Who decides what the right age is to achieve your dreams? Ray demonstrates that destiny is in your hands, and not in the hands of what society expects of us…" - Patrick De Jong, Desert runner and Friend "If you have the burning desire to live your life on your terms, then Ray’s book is a must read. Ray is living the ideal life; to be content with what he has achieved, and be ambitious for more." - David Greenfield, Gym buddy and Life Coach "You will be intrigued by extraordinary stories of determination and achievement in which adversity is overcome and goals are reached. The author takes you on a journey and leaves you wanting more–always the mark of a great book." - Marina Tune, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist "…The descriptive writing and storytelling paints a picture that almost makes you feel you are right there running with Ray in the desert–like his shadow. Feel the physical and emotional pain Ray experienced and the overwhelming joy of knowing that you have just taken part in something truly amazing." - Helen Woodburn-Moran "There are many words to describe how you may feel after reading Me and My Shadow; intrigued, shocked, emotional, inspired…" - Fiona Burkinshaw, Personal Trainer and fitness coach Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.

Letzte Nacht

Roman

Author: Stewart O'Nan,Thomas Gunkel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499248986

Category:

Page: 157

View: 7402

The Mother-Daughter Book Club

Author: Heather Vogel Frederick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439107327

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9956

Acclaimed author Heather Vogel Frederick will delight daughters of all ages in a novel about the fabulousness of fiction, family, and friendship. The book club is about to get a makeover.... Even if Megan would rather be at the mall, Cassidy is late for hockey practice, Emma's already read every book in existence, and Jess is missing her mother too much to care, the new book club is scheduled to meet every month. But what begins as a mom-imposed ritual of reading Little Women soon helps four unlikely friends navigate the drama of middle school. From stolen journals, to secret crushes, to a fashion-fiasco first dance, the girls are up to their Wellie boots in drama. They can't help but wonder: What would Jo March do?

Ich bin Malala

Das Mädchen, das die Taliban erschießen wollten, weil es für das Recht auf Bildung kämpft

Author: Malala Yousafzai

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426424231

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 2264

Am 9. Oktober 2012 wird die junge Pakistanerin Malala Yousafzai auf ihrem Schulweg überfallen und niedergeschossen. Die Fünfzehnjährige hatte sich den Taliban widersetzt, die Mädchen verbieten, zur Schule zu gehen. Wie durch ein Wunder kommt Malala mit dem Leben davon. Als im Herbst 2013 ihr Buch "Ich bin Malala" erscheint, ist die Resonanz enorm: Weltweit wird über ihr Schicksal berichtet. Im Juli 2013 hält sie eine beeindruckende Rede vor den Vereinten Nationen. Barack Obama empfängt sie im Weißen Haus, und im Dezember erhält sie den Sacharow-Preis für geistige Freiheit, verliehen vom Europäischen Parlament. Malala Yousafzai lebt heute mit ihrer Familie in England, wo sie wieder zur Schule geht. Malala Yousafzai wird mit dem Friedensnobelpreis 2014 ausgezeichnet. »Dieses Memoir unterstreicht ihre besten Eigenschaften. Ihren Mut und ihre Entschlossenheit kann man nur bewundern. Ihr Hunger nach Bildung und Neugestaltung ist authentisch. Sie wirkt so unschuldig, und da ist diese unverwüstliche Zuversicht. Sie spricht mit einem solchen Gewicht, dass man vergisst, dass Malala erst 16 ist.« The Times »Niemand hat das Recht auf Bildung so knapp, so einprägsam und überzeugend zusammengefasst wie Malala Yousafzai, die tapferste Schülerin der Welt.« Berliner Zeitung »Der mutigste Teenager der Welt« Bild »Bewegend erzählt Malala Yousafzai ihr Schicksal.« Brigitte

Souls of the Silent

Author: Stephen Swann

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 095568661X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 4609

When a young man is involved in a tragic accident, he suddenly realises he is on the fight of his life while staying at the city hospital. He is the only one who can see an evil demon who is secretly stealing souls from unsuspecting patients. Through sheer courage he takes the monstrousity on. But not realising also that there are bigger forces at work.

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453258884

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 8714

A wealthy general dies in his club, surrounded by fellow veterans—and Lord Peter must battle to solve the case Even the Bellona Club’s most devoted members would never call it lively. Its atmosphere is that of a morgue—or, at best, a funeral parlor—and on Armistice Day the gloom is only heightened. Veterans of the Great War gather at the Bellona not to hash over old victories, but to stare into their whiskies and complain about old injuries, shrinking pensions, and the lingering effects of shell shock. Though he acts jolly, Lord Peter Wimsey finds the holiday grim. And this Armistice Day, death has come to join the festivities. The aged General Fentiman—a hero of the Crimean War—expires sitting up in his favorite chair. Across town, his sister dies on the same day, throwing the General’s half-million-pound inheritance into turmoil. As the nation celebrates and suspicions run riot, Lord Peter must discover what kind of soldier would have the nerve to murder a general. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club is the 5th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

Ally McCoist - Rangers Legend

Author: Alistair Aird

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1782198067

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 5542

Ally McCoist is one of Scottish football's best-loved characters. In a two-decade career, he won the hearts and minds of legions of fans as he established himself as one of the most popular sporting personalities in the UK. A schoolboy prodigy, it was always clear that McCoist was destined for top flight football. At just 16 he signed his first professional contract with St Johnstone, shooting to prominence in the 1980/81 season, scoring 22 league goals and playing a starring role for the Scottish youth team. He was soon hot property. After two years of mixed fortunes at Sunderland, McCoist returned to Scotland and signed for his boyhood heroes Glasgow Rangers. Over the next fifteen years, he established himself as arguably the greatest goal-scorer ever to play for the club. He not only gave heart and soul for Rangers but was also capped 61 times for Scotland.An authoritative and affectionate portrait of this much-loved sportsman, Ally McCoist - Rangers Legend charts the highs and lows of a fascinating career. It also looks at the events that helped to shape his life - overcoming homesickness when first playing for an English club and how he coped when his young son had to undergo several life-saving operations.Having hung up his boots, Ally's vibrant personality made him a natural for the television screen. Now, however, he has returned 'home' as manager of his beloved Rangers. Despite the club facing the toughest of times, Ally has remained staunchly loyal. This wonderful book is a must-read for any football fan or indeed for anyone captivated by this larger-than-life character.

The Four Year Hitch

Author: Roy Reichelt Jr.,Roy Reichelt, III

Publisher: Seashell Books

ISBN: 0988292637

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 8661

The year is 1952, the Korean War is in full swing and the Military draft is taking its toll on America’s youth. If you were between eighteen and twenty-five years of age, you were subject to it. American’s didn’t like the war or the draft and violent protests are common throughout the country. Unfortunately, the targets of the protesters were the innocent victims of the draft — our men in uniform. There is some good news too. Because of wartime spending, the economy is on the rise and jobs are plentiful. The only drawback is to obtain one of these good jobs, your military obligation had to be fulfilled or you couldn’t even fill out an application. I graduated from high school in May and was attempting to get on with my life. At that point in time, I was an only child living at home — catered to and spoiled by doting parents. I was also a loner both in and out of school. I hadn’t participated in any high school activities including sports, and didn’t date or have much of a social life. To me, planning my future meant getting a decent job so I could buy a car. After a fruitless year of job searching, I decided to join the U.S. Air Force for a four year hitch. This isn’t a war story, but rather about some of the more humorous adventures, or should I say, misadventures I experienced while serving my four year hitch. It was during this period that I grew from a naïve boy to a responsible man and father.

Coming to Birth

Author: N.A

Publisher: East African Publishers

ISBN: 9789966462701

Category: Kenya

Page: 150

View: 3057

The Kilburn Social Club

Author: Robert Hudson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409079023

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 4053

The Kilburn Social Club is a Premiership team with a difference. It's a utopian dream whose players are all paid the same and whose money comes from an idealistic, family-run business empire. Its players are opera singers, academics and Argentinian millionaires, and its captain led Great Britain to World Cup glory. When her father dies suddenly, Aisling is catapulted from her life as a medical student into the world of high stakes sport and big business - much to her dismay. She has to protect the club and its values from greedy tycoons and rapacious players, deal with the deadly rivalry of her football-mad sister, and face the fact that the world isn't always how we imagined it would be. Full of real hopes and proper villains, this is a state-of-the-nation novel about idealism, identity and love.

Churchill's Man of Mystery

Desmond Morton and the World of Intelligence

Author: Former Chief Historian of the Gill Bennett,Gill Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134160348

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 8937

The mysterious life and career of Desmond Morton, Intelligence officer and personal adviser to Winston Churchill during the Second World War, is exposed for the first time in this study based on full access to official records. After distinguished service as artillery officer and aide-de-camp to General Haig during the First World War, Morton worked for the Secret Intelligence Service from 1919-1934, and the fortunes of SIS in the interwar years are described here in unprecedented detail. As Director of the Industrial Intelligence Centre in the 1930s, Morton’s warnings of Germany’s military and industrial preparations for war were widely read in Whitehall, though they failed to accelerate British rearmament as much as Morton - and Churchill - considered imperative. Morton had met Churchill on the Western Front in 1916 and supported him throughout the ‘wilderness years’, moving to Downing Street as the Prime Minister’s Intelligence adviser in May 1940. There he remained in a liaison role, with the Intelligence Agencies and with Allied resistance authorities, until the end of the war, when he became a ‘troubleshooter’ for the Treasury in a series of tricky international assignments. Throughout Morton’s career, myth, rumour and deliberate obfuscation have created a misleading picture of his role and influence. This book shines a light into many hitherto shadowy corners of British history in the first half of the twentieth century. This book will be of great interest to scholars and informed lay readers with an interest in the Second World War, intelligence studies and the life of Winston Churchill.