The Christmas Roses Must Not Die by Richard Shields

By Richard Shields

" is mocked by means of loss of life, and we're the fools."
--Justin likelihood.

Is this the despairing conviction of an eighteen-year-old boy haunted by way of own demons pursuing him as he runs from a sad prior? Or have been those phrases uttered in lack of awareness of the true demons noticeable via supersleuth Benjamin Wade because the Baby-Boomer mom and dad of Michael Weston and Michael's betrothed Erin Jennings. whilst the friendship of Michael and Justin metamorphoses into romantic love ahead of the hearth on a snowy Christmas Eve, their lives all at once swap endlessly. Michael, a profitable software program entrepreneur on the younger age of twenty, needs to now make a choice from Love and Love and will in simple terms watch helplessly as his global starts off to break down round him. a narrative of 2 boys who're coming of age in a child Boomer-dominated society and who locate themselves all at once confronted with all of the nice questions humanity has perpended for millennia--questions approximately love and lifestyles and destiny and who we're as members within the social order, certainly as individuals of the human species--it is an indictment of the Boomer new release and the realm that iteration has created. As Michael and Justin fight to appreciate the good own and societal forces bearing down seriously upon them and to do what they each one think of their younger minds is the fitting factor below most unlikely situations, their more suitable intelligence can locate little tips within the approved knowledge in their nation. A solid of colourful characters animates a narrative of deep emotion enticing the reader, a narrative whose suspense rivets because it builds towards the dramatic climax.

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Hum If You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais

By Bianca Marais

Perfect for readers of The mystery lifetime of Bees and The Help, a perceptive and searing examine Apartheid-era South Africa, instructed via one certain kinfolk introduced jointly by means of tragedy.

Life less than Apartheid has created a safe destiny for Robin Conrad, a ten-year-old white lady residing together with her mom and dad in Nineteen Seventies Johannesburg. within the comparable country yet worlds aside, good looks Mbali, a Xhosa lady in a rural village within the Bantu place of birth of the Transkei, struggles to elevate her kids by myself after her husband's dying. either lives were equipped upon the department of race, and their assembly should not have occurred...until the Soweto rebellion, during which a protest by way of black scholars ignites racial clash, alters the fault traces on which their society is outfitted, and shatters their worlds while Robin’s mom and dad are left lifeless and Beauty’s daughter is going lacking.

After Robin is shipped to dwell along with her loving yet irresponsible aunt, attractiveness is employed to deal with Robin whereas carrying on with the quest for her daughter. In attractiveness, Robin unearths the protection and family members that she craves, and the 2 forge an inextricable bond via their deep own losses. yet Robin is familiar with that if attractiveness reveals her daughter, Robin might lose her new caretaker ceaselessly, so she makes a determined selection with devastating outcomes. Her quest to make amends and locate redemption is a trip of self-discovery within which she learns the cruel truths of the society that after promised her safeguard.

Told via good looks and Robin's alternating views, the interwoven narratives create a wealthy and complicated tapestry of the sentiments and tensions on the center of Apartheid-era South Africa. Hum for those who Don’t comprehend the Words is a fantastically rendered examine loss, racism, and the production of family.

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Een begerenswaardige vrijgezel (Dutch Edition) by Curtis Sittenfeld,Monique Eggermont

By Curtis Sittenfeld,Monique Eggermont

Een hedendaagse Pride and Prejudice

De zusjes Liz en Jane Bennet keren terug naar hun ouderlijk huis als de gezondheid van hun vader achteruitgaat. Ze treffen het huis in verval en de familie in wanorde aan. De twee jongste zusjes, Kitty en Lydia, zijn druk met hun hippe leven en Mary, de middelste zus, studeert tot diep in de nacht en komt nauwelijks haar kamer uit. Moeder Bennet heeft alleen oog voor de televisie en bekommert zich verder maar om één ding: haar dochters moeten goed terechtkomen. Een huwelijk zou daarbij helpen, vooral nu de veertigste verjaardag van Jane nadert. Realityster Chip Bingley lijkt de perfecte kandidaat te zijn en een eerste ontmoeting is vlot geregeld. Maar dan verschijnt Fitzwilliam Darcy ten tonele...

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Little Secrets - Lügen unter Freunden: Roman (German by M.G. Reyes,Alessa Krempel

By M.G. Reyes,Alessa Krempel

Es klingt wie die Erfüllung eines Traums: Vier Mädchen und zwei Jungs ziehen in ein Haus am Venice seashore. Die Vormundschaft ihrer Eltern sind sie los. Jetzt liegt die große Freiheit vor ihnen. Und so wird die WG zu ihrer neuen Familie. Aber alle sechs haben ein dunkles Geheimnis - das Starlet, die Hackerin und der Sportstar genauso wie die Musikerin, das courageous Mädchen und der Außenseiter. Als eine brisante Lüge auffliegt, beginnt ein gefährliches Spiel, bei dem bald jeder nur seine eigene Haut retten will.

Wenn der Traum vom Erwachsenwerden zum Albtraum wird …

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Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky by Dave Konig

By Dave Konig

A darkish, biting comedian novel. i used to be dazzled, stunned, excited!

- Rick Moody, best-selling writer, The Ice Storm

I love this book!

- Ron McLarty, best-selling writer, The reminiscence of Running

Good good fortune, Mr. Gorsky, the 1st novel by way of 3-time Emmy Award successful comic Dave Konig, is The Bowery Boys on pace within the wild, wild West part of latest York urban of the early Nineteen Eighties; reasonable single-room occupancy motels, crime, and instances sq. sleaze. A extra blameless time.

Three teenage runaways - naive Danny Fisher, highway savvy Bobby Boyd, and Bobby's delusional artist brother James Boyd - shape a wildly dysfunctional familial bond. They dream, plot, and scheme to flee their misfit international via crime (a poorly deliberate theft of necessary comedian books), artwork (James is confident his unsuccessful profession as a graffiti artist will propel him to Hollywood fame), and a bit aid from a clown's automobile choked with deposed Ping-Pong champions, fats junkies, washed-up boxers, midgets, getting older Nazis, and enigmatic motion picture stars.

Sort of like an city Lord of the Flies - yet with greater jokes.

Good good fortune, Mr. Gorsky is, rather in all likelihood, the nice American Novel.

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Blood for St Valentine by Danielle Shelley Carr,Gerald Carr

By Danielle Shelley Carr,Gerald Carr

younger grownup New Gothic mystery within which beginner sleuth Chloe Medina investigates the crimes of the Valentine killer who haunts the Gothic arches of the ancient campus of Melbourne University.

The assassin's letters written in vintage romantic poetry lead her to discover a macabre underground international of blood cults, pagan worship and black magic.

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Erste Riten (German Edition) by Jonathan Coe,Sky Nonhoff

By Jonathan Coe,Sky Nonhoff

Eine phantastische Heraufbeschwörung der 70er Jahre – eine Komödie, bei der einem das Lachen im Hals stecken bleibt...
Mitten in den wilden Siebzigern gehen die vier Freunde Trotter, Harding, Anderton und Chase in Birmingham zur Schule, in einem England, das woman Di, Tony Blair und Handys noch nicht kennt, dafür aber Roxy track, Vinylplatten und Schlaghosen. Als Redakteure der Schülerzeitung versuchen die vier, eher schlecht als recht, sich auf dem laufenden zu halten und zu begreifen, used to be es auf sich hat mit Rassismus, Klassenkampf und Punk Rock. Doch im Privaten sind es ganz andere Dinge, die ihnen Kopfzerbrechen bereiten, zum Beispiel die Sache mit Cicely Boyd ...
"Brillant, witzig, unerbittlich wahrheitssuchend." (Evening Standard)

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The Secret Path Beyond Ego (Ascended Master Teachings Book by Kim Michaels

By Kim Michaels

hundreds of thousands of individuals, who've began to wake up to the non secular part of existence, discover a non secular educating, begin to observe that educating, after which progressively get stuck within the age-old ego video games. They use the non secular educating to prop up their experience of being the favourite sons or the selected humans. The ego constantly manages to show any religious instructing right into a fake path—the outer direction, which makes you're thinking that you could qualify for the ascension by means of altering people or the world.

The human ego makes use of all types of tips to justify its personal offerings, specially its unwillingness to alter. The ego will search to make you think that it can't, isn't really allowed to or doesn't have to upward push past its present point. therefore, so one can upward thrust from one point of awareness to the subsequent, the you'll have to go beyond the corresponding point of the ego.
The actual religious course is an internal direction, the place you know that the single approach so that you can qualify in your ascension is to alter yourself—your feel of self. Thus, to locate the genuine religious direction that ends up in your actual freedom from mortal fight, you need to locate the key direction past ego.
For people who find themselves open to the life of common religious academics who've already the trail past ego, this ebook deals a different viewpoint on what the ego is and the way it originated. What larger approach to transcend ego than to benefit from academics who're already there. during this ebook, many Masters – Jesus, mom Mary, Gautama Buddha, El Morya, Saint Germain and others – supply their teachings approximately discovering the key course past the ego-based attention. Having skilled the subtleties of the human ego, the Masters supply useful suggestions for spotting and transcending the ego. this can empower you in finding real freedom and wake up your complete strength as an individualization of God.

This is an quintessential advisor for all critical scholars of recent spirituality.

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