The English Home
Author: Doreen Yarwood
Publisher: New York : Charles Scribner's Sons
This book focuses on a woman's experience during her physically, emotionally, and socially turbulent first year as a mother.
Bend It Like Beckham
Author: Narinder Dhami
Publisher: Hachette UK
Jess just wants to play football but her wedding-obsessed parents have other ideas so she hides it from them. But when Jess and her friend Jules join a ladies team and get spotted by a talent scout, it all kicks off...
The Simple Gift
Author: Steven Herrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In this free-verse novel, sixteen-year-old Billy leaves behind his drunken, abusive father, takes refuge in an abandoned freight train, falls in with the wealthy, restless Caitlin, and discovers the true meaning of friendship and family.
The Eternal Philistine
Author: Ödön von Horváth
Publisher: Melville House
A classic prescient work of pre-WWII literature by a major Weimar author about a young used car salesman. In search of another means to live the high life, he decides to travel from Berlin to Madrid to see the World's Fair - and hopefully meet a beautiful, rich woman who can provide for his every whim. The Eternal Philistine is a highly stylised and at times raucously funny tale of the almost absurd: a dark satiric look at Europe on the brink of Fascism, seen from all levels of society.
Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten
“The classic trifecta of talent, heart, and a bone-deep sense of storytelling….A masterful performance, deftly rendered and deeply satisfying. For days on end, I woke with this story on my mind.” — David Wroblewski “A new Tom Franklin novel is always a reason to get excited, but Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is more—a cause for celebration. What a great novel by a great novelist.” —Dennis Lehane A powerful and resonant novel from Tom Franklin—critically acclaimed author of Smonk and Hell at the Breech—Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter tells the riveting story of two boyhood friends, torn apart by circumstance, who are brought together again by a terrible crime in a small Mississippi town. An extraordinary novel that seamlessly blends elements of crime and Southern literary fiction, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is a must for readers of Larry Brown, Pete Dexter, Ron Rash, and Dennis Lehane.
Alan Brown's Diary
Author: Frederick L. Wolf
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Author: Paul Zindel
Publisher: Graymalkin Media
One of the best-selling young adult books of all time, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Zindel. John Conlan is nicknamed “The Bathroom Bomber” after setting off firecrackers in the boys’ bathroom 23 times without ever getting caught. John and his best friend, Lorraine, can never please their parents, and school is a chore. To pass the time, they play pranks on unsuspecting people and it's during one of these pranks that they meet the “Pigman.” In spite of themselves, John and Lorraine soon get caught up in Mr. Pignati’s zest for life. In fact, they become so involved that they begin to destroy the only corner of the world that has ever mattered to them. Can they stop before it’s too late?'
When sculptor Ken Harrison is permanently paralysed in an accident, he resolves to die rather than live with his physically helpless state. His struggle for the right to die makes a powerful play which raises important issues of human dignity and medical ethics. It is witty and compassionate, toughtful and fast moving.
Michaela Strausss classic book is a pioneer work that can strengthen observation, understanding, and love for the being of the child, both in the parental home and in the kindergarten. First issued in 1978, this revised edition has improved reproductions and a larger format.