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Red House: Der Blues war immer dabei - nicht nur in by Andreas Bahlmann

By Andreas Bahlmann

pink apartment erzählt in einer Zeit-Reise ohne Chronologie Geschichten der sechziger Jahre bis in die achtziger Jahre, die oft in ganz tiefer Verbindung zur Musik und Liebe zum Leben stehen und ganz bestimmt hätten manche dieser subjektiv wahren Geschichten ohne den Blues einen anderen, als den erlebten und erzählten Verlauf genommen ... nicht nur in Oldenburg.

»Blues beschützt und behütet die Sehnsucht als etwas sehr Kostbares, bietet ihr so viel Gefühl und Platz, macht sie so stark, daß einfach kein Schlupfloch für die Verzweiflung übrig bleibt.«

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Hug Chickenpenny: The Panegyric of an Anomalous Child: The by S. Craig Zahler

By S. Craig Zahler

Hug Chickenpenny: The Panegyric of an Anomalous Child is a gothic, Dickensian tackle the Elephant Man, as though David Lynch wrote a delusion for unbalanced orphans.

Hug Chickenpenny is an anomalous baby. Born from tragedy and unknown paternity, this asymmetrical and white-haired child conjures up either ire and pity on the orphanage, until eventually the day that an aged eccentric adopts him as a puppy. The upbeat boy's spirit is challenged in his new domestic and as he's uncovered to prejudiced contributors of society in a number of encounters. Will Hug and his astronautical desires live to tell the tale our merciless and judgmental world?

S. Craig Zahler is an award-winning screenwriter, director, novelist, cinematographer, and musician. He wrote and directed the flicks Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in cellphone Block 99, and is the writer of numerous novels, together with Wraiths of the damaged Land, A Congregation of Jackals, and Mean company on North Ganson Street.


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Torrential Waters by Cedric Nettles

By Cedric Nettles

What if I instructed you that there have been humans round that could believe your discomfort, your guilt, your fears, and your hidden urges. Meet the twenty-something upstart Vance Waters. a tender guy that's dealing with the trials of turning out to be up with a virtuous middle but tormented with a generational religious present he inherited from his fathers ahead of him. The concept of anyone who's attempting to hold his religious stroll may be demanding. but Vance is attempting to maintain these virtues that advisor him in addition to his sanity as he's demonstrated time and time back via trials. He treads via an international of the issues he is aware, and the issues he want he did not. Torrential Waters is a hard-hitting coming of age religious adventure that attracts no punches. no matter if whether it is touching on conquering adversity, peer-pressure, bullying, relationships, and sexuality; Torrential Waters is going there with a ferocity of a hurricane that ravages your senses. This tale dares to take you on a trip throughout the 'spiritual' eyes of a tender guy that has facets of himself that's left short of. Vance isn't really excellent, but when he doesn't deal with the pressures of existence and his present , he can develop into the proper hurricane if he's not careful.

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Finding the Path by Ashton LaViolette

By Ashton LaViolette

Abe is an Amish adolescence who spends his lifestyles suffering opposed to the view his group has of him. Given the identify Abigail at delivery, Abe is lift a a daughter, regardless of understanding in his middle he's a son. Will the Amish group he has been born as a way to convey him into the fold a Abigail, or will he manage to locate his route to who he is familiar with he's inside?

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Dear, Write Back Soon! by LisaMaria

By LisaMaria

within the eighth grade there’s a lot to seem ahead to. highschool and highschool men. There’s not anything higher than having that one precise cool individual on your existence that’s looking ahead to an identical stuff you are, yet with out fail, lifestyles has us touring on a highway of unexpected detours that may screw up all of your plans.
Pacts are made with retaining it genuine, protecting not anything again, in the course of a time whilst desiring to maintain in touch along with your ally isn’t so simple as creating a telephone name or texting. For Monica and Olivia, paper and pen is what’s to be had. So right here we cross back, one other pact made.
The latest... to put in writing, Write, Write.

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American Poet: A Novel (Working Lives Series) by Jeff Vande Zande

By Jeff Vande Zande

"This coming-of-age story facilities on a tender poet, who's ill-prepared for and annoyed through the fatherland he returns to, the place he fights together with his father and with himself. Set opposed to the backdrop of a damaged urban and a failed courting, the unconventional champions poetry and the underdog--whether or not it's our seemingly-incompetent narrator, a baseball staff, or a failing non-profit. With American Poet, Jeff Vande Zande has written a love poem for the town of Saginaw, and, via extension, a love poem for Flint, Gary, Cleveland, or any forgotten urban within the Rust Belt." --Gina Myers

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Featherless Bipeds by Richard Scarsbrook

By Richard Scarsbrook

"This novel is each highschool boy's rainy dream: drummer Dak Sifter's adventures forming the rock and roll band Featherless Bipeds, traveling, consuming beer, being chanced on through the massive Plastic checklist Co. and Billy VandenHammer, slicing an album and turning into well-known, let alone facing groupies and girlfriends. Did I point out consuming beer? Dak's selection to take a yr off from college to play in a band with associates Akim and Tristan results in new institutions with severe feminist and singer, Lola, and the rich, tense, incompetent Jimmy T. whose connections create the band's first gigs. Zoe, the affection of Dak's lifestyles, wishes time clear of him up to now others, yet she continually returns to assist Dak and the band once they want it such a lot, finally changing into their lead singer. 12 months later, in a wrap-it-all-up finale, the now recognized band performs once again on the bar the place they debuted. Zoe and Dak develop into engaged, Lola is now gainfully hired with a countrywide feminist association, the band individuals' mom and dad are current and proud (in spite of preliminary doubt and downright competition to their kid's number of career), and Jimmy T and Billy VandenHammer are uncovered for the crooks they're. Bernice (saved by means of Dak from neo-Nazi skinheads) is now the top of Artist kinfolk for an up and coming recording studio prepared to signal the band. Dak's witty, self-deprecating type is what saves this novel from whole schlock. He tells his personal tale, exposing his personal silly activities with Zoe, his personal cloying lyrics and his personal adolescent ardour for song especially else. Scarsbrook hits the nail at the head as Dak composes the easy repetitive lyrics that supplement common rock and roll. His descriptions of small, soul-destroying bars will allure these boys who imagine their destiny is there. The proof that no teenagers in Canada this present day get engaged at 19, that state-of-the-art band circuit is ruled by means of medications (not alcohol), that Dak's father's novel is not likely to have come to fruition in just three hundred and sixty five days, and that band star often occurs over an issue of years (not months) will cross correct over the heads of the meant viewers who will consume Featherless Bipeds inspite of (or simply because of?) its dream success. not just does the hero do what he desires to do, he has a rocking sturdy time doing it, turns into recognized in a single day (even in song terms), will get the woman and earnings even his mom and dad' approval. In among, he catches a rapist, offers with tricky (to say the least) bar audiences, jots down new songs on paper luggage each time notion hits, and encourages his mom and dad to come to their inventive roots to color and write." — Joan Marshall CM

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The Color of Character by Glen Shuld

By Glen Shuld

He used to be raised in a liberal Jewish domestic with a robust emphasis on civil rights and social justice. as a way to Glen Feigman, there has been no doubt that Dr. King’s speech will be the catalyst for a brighter future—one during which young ones will be judged no longer via the colour in their dermis yet via the content material in their personality.

Now, within the 12 months 2011, Glen is an out homosexual guy residing within the urban of Chicago. but if he, with his aged mom, witnesses one of the violent assaults plaguing his homeland, he starts off reflecting on his previous and childhood—questioning every little thing he suggestion he knew approximately race, personality, and the genuine nature of acceptance.

Glen strains the impression of racial pressure and pervasive prejudices through the Seventies, ’80s, and 2000s, together with a stunning occasion that might endlessly swap the best way he seen race relations.

With eye-opening honesty and candor, The colour of Character is a coming-of-age story that increases questions on the real country of race kin in the USA today.

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Sette note musicali: Storie impossibili (Italian Edition) by Zoran Živković,Elisabetta Boscolo Gnolo,Jelena Mirkovic

By Zoran Živković,Elisabetta Boscolo Gnolo,Jelena Mirkovic

los angeles sala d'attesa di una stazione ferroviaria avvolta da una tempesta di neve; un sogno improvvisamente ricordato; una classe di bambini autistici; una casa silenziosa con un gatto in una scatola: piccole situazioni comuni, nelle quali i personaggi delle storie di Zivkovic sono colti nella loro normalità, fatta di abitudini, ricordi, drammi, trasalimenti, speranze, piccoli rituali e ossessioni. Istantanee di vita. Poi, all'improvviso, risuona una musica: un cd, un violino, un carillon senza valore, una piccola banda e l. a. trama semplice del giorno si deforma, si spezza, apre paesaggi inattesi. È il mondo, l'universo che parla agli uomini - Dio, forse -, in line with mostrare il passato dimenticato, una piega nascosta del presente, l'abisso del futuro, l'armonia delle cose. E i personaggi di queste storie - il maestro, l. a. bibliotecaria, il pensionato, il liutaio... - ascoltano e vedono, alcuni sono scossi, altri sorridono, e poi tornano alla loro vita, avendo capito qualcosa in più.
Dopo Sei biblioteche, continuano le «storie impossibili» di Zivkovic, piccoli, sorprendenti e raffinati frammenti che compongono un quadro più ampio, in cui tutti, qui o là, finiamo in step with riconoscerci e consistent with sentirci a casa.

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Il tempo dell’attesa: La saga dei Cazalet 2 (Italian by Elizabeth Jane Howard

By Elizabeth Jane Howard

È il settembre del 1939, le calde giornate scandite da scorribande e lauti pasti in famiglia sono finite e l’ombra della guerra è sopraggiunta a addensare nubi sulle vite dei Cazalet. a house position, le finestre sono oscurate e il cibo inizia a scarseggiare, in lontananza si sentono gli spari e il cielo non è mai vuoto, nemmeno quando c’è il sole. Ognuno cerca di allontanare i cattivi pensieri, ma quando cala il silenzio è difficile non farsi sopraffare dalle proprie paure.
A riprendere le fila del racconto sono le tre ragazze: Louise insegue il sogno della recitazione a Londra, dove sperimenta uno stile di vita tutto nuovo, in cui le rigide regole dei Cazalet lasciano spazio al primo paio di pantaloni, alle best esperienze amorose, a incontri interessanti ma anche a una spiacevole sorpresa. Clary sogna qualcuno di cui innamorarsi e si cimenta nella scrittura con una serie di toccanti lettere al padre partito consistent with los angeles guerra, fino all’arrivo di una telefonata che l. a. lascerà sconvolta. E infine Polly, ancora in cerca della sua vocazione, risente dell’inevitabile conflitto adolescenziale con l. a. madre e, più di tutti, soffre los angeles reclusione domestica e teme il futuro, troppo giovane e troppo vecchia in step with qualsiasi cosa. Tutte e tre aspettano con ansia di poter diventare grandi e fremono according to los angeles conquista della propria libertà. Insieme a loro, fra tradimenti, segreti, nascite e lutti inaspettati, l’intera famiglia vive in un clima di sospensione mentre attende che los angeles vita torni a essere quella di prima, in quest’indimenticabile ritratto dell’Inghilterra di quegli anni. E ormai è difficile abbandonarli, questi personaggi: con loro sorridiamo, ci emozioniamo e ci commuoviamo nel nuovo appassionante capitolo della saga dei Cazalet.

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