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Appearing in his first major screen role, Hollywood teen idol Tab Hunter stars opposite Linda Darnell in this drama of restrained passion set on a remote South Pacific island during World War Two. Re-titled Island of Desire on its US release, Saturday Island is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original colour film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. On a calm night in tropical seas, a troopship carrying sick and wounded from the Far East hits a magnetic mine, with the ensuing explosion forcing the crew to abandon ship. Corporal 'Chicken' Dugan and Nurse Elizabeth Smythe survive, and manage to make their way to a deserted island. After months alone, a tender relationship builds – until it becomes complicated by the arrival of a pilot who has survived a plane crash... SPECIAL FEATURES: Original theatrical trailer Image gallery Press release PDF

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Letter of Ulysses S. Grant to His Father & Youn...
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Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.” (Grant)Here is a gripping, intimate audio encounter with one of the greatest figures in American history. Forget what biased biographers have written, and listen to the man speaking for himself. The public figure we all know at least something about...but the private man, the family man, the father, and son has been hidden to us by the passing of time. This is a true audio treasure. What Grant had to say, so long ago, is oddly relevant, touching, and even inspirational now as it was then, so many generations ago.Geoffrey Giuliano is the author of 32 internationally best-selling books published by the biggest publishers in the world from 1984 until today. He is also an acclaimed Hollywood film actor, director, designer, and is the voice on over 500 popular audiobooks. Series producer: Avalon Giuliano in New YorkProduced by Alex Franchi in MilanEdited and mixed by Macc Kay in BangkokICON intern: Eden Garret Giuliano UNKNOWN N N ©2018 Icon Audio Arts;(P)2019 Icon Audio Arts http://www.audible.de/pd/B07WFR3S9S?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B07WFR3S9S?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery (Unabridged) 35.95 AVAILABLE Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery (Unabridged) Death and a Pot of Chowder (Unabridged) Cornelia Kidd Anna Winslow, her husband Burt, and their teenage son have deep roots on Quarry Island. Burt and his brother, Carl, are lobstermen, just like their father and grandfather before them.... Sarah Mollo-Christensen Dreamscape Media, LLC 2019-08-09 17:15:27.795 512 1974975495 English - Mysteries & Thrillers English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/drms/004451de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/004451/bk_drms_004451_sample.mp3 Anna Winslow, her husband Burt, and their teenage son have deep roots on Quarry Island. Burt and his brother, Carl, are lobstermen, just like their father and grandfather before them. And while some things on the island never seem to change, Anna’s life is about to take some drastically unexpected turns. First, Anna discovers that she has a younger sister, Izzie Jordan. Then, on the day she drives to Portland to meet Izzie for the first time, Carl’s lobster boat is found abandoned and adrift. Later that evening, his corpse is discovered - but he didn’t drown. Whether it was an accident or murder, Carl’s sudden death has plunged Anna’s existence into deadly waters. Despite barely knowing one another and coming from very different backgrounds, Anna and Izzie unite to find the killer. With their family in crisis, the sisters strive to uncover the secrets hidden in Quarry Island - and, perhaps, the ones buried within their own hearts. 9781974975495 N N ©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC;(P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC http://www.audible.de/pd/1974975495?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/1974975495?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery (Unabridged) 35.95 AVAILABLE Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery (Unabridged) Death and a Pot of Chowder (Unabridged) Cornelia Kidd Anna Winslow, her husband Burt, and their teenage son have deep roots on Quarry Island. Burt and his brother, Carl, are lobstermen, just like their father and grandfather before them.... Sarah Mollo-Christensen Dreamscape Media, LLC 2019-08-09 17:15:27.795 512 1974975495 English - Mysteries & Thrillers English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/drms/004451de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/004451/bk_drms_004451_sample.mp3 Anna Winslow, her husband Burt, and their teenage son have deep roots on Quarry Island. Burt and his brother, Carl, are lobstermen, just like their father and grandfather before them. And while some things on the island never seem to change, Anna’s life is about to take some drastically unexpected turns. First, Anna discovers that she has a younger sister, Izzie Jordan. Then, on the day she drives to Portland to meet Izzie for the first time, Carl’s lobster boat is found abandoned and adrift. Later that evening, his corpse is discovered - but he didn’t drown. Whether it was an accident or murder, Carl’s sudden death has plunged Anna’s existence into deadly waters. Despite barely knowing one another and coming from very different backgrounds, Anna and Izzie unite to find the killer. With their family in crisis, the sisters strive to uncover the secrets hidden in Quarry Island - and, perhaps, the ones buried within their own hearts. 9781974975495 N N ©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC;(P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC http://www.audible.de/pd/1974975495?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/1974975495?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery (Unabridged) 35.95 AVAILABLE Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery (Unabridged) Death and a Pot of Chowder (Unabridged) Cornelia Kidd Anna Winslow, her husband Burt, and their teenage son have deep roots on Quarry Island. Burt and his brother, Carl, are lobstermen, just like their father and grandfather before them.... Sarah Mollo-Christensen Dreamscape Media, LLC 2019-08-09 17:15:27.795 512 1974975495 English - Mysteries & Thrillers English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/drms/004451de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/004451/bk_drms_004451_sample.mp3 Anna Winslow, her husband Burt, and their teenage son have deep roots on Quarry Island. Burt and his brother, Carl, are lobstermen, just like their father and grandfather before them. And while some things on the island never seem to change, Anna’s life is about to take some drastically unexpected turns. First, Anna discovers that she has a younger sister, Izzie Jordan. Then, on the day she drives to Portland to meet Izzie for the first time, Carl’s lobster boat is found abandoned and adrift. Later that evening, his corpse is discovered - but he didn’t drown. Whether it was an accident or murder, Carl’s sudden death has plunged Anna’s existence into deadly waters. Despite barely knowing one another and coming from very different backgrounds, Anna and Izzie unite to find the killer. With their family in crisis, the sisters strive to uncover the secrets hidden in Quarry Island - and, perhaps, the ones buried within their own hearts. 9781974975495 N N ©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC;(P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC http://www.audible.de/pd/1974975495?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/1974975495?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery (Unabridged) 35.95 AVAILABLE Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery (Unabridged) Death and a Pot of Chowder (Unabridged) Cornelia Kidd Anna Winslow, her husband Burt, and their teenage son have deep roots on Quarry Island. Burt and his brother, Carl, are lobstermen, just like their father and grandfather before them.... Sarah Mollo-Christensen Dreamscape Media, LLC 2019-08-09 17:15:27.795 512 1974975495 English - Mysteries & Thrillers English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/drms/004451de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/004451/bk_drms_004451_sample.mp3 Anna Winslow, her husband Burt, and their teenage son have deep roots on Quarry Island. Burt and his brother, Carl, are lobstermen, just like their father and grandfather before them. And while some things on the island never seem to change, Anna’s life is about to take some drastically unexpected turns. First, Anna discovers that she has a younger sister, Izzie Jordan. Then, on the day she drives to Portland to meet Izzie for the first time, Carl’s lobster boat is found abandoned and adrift. Later that evening, his corpse is discovered - but he didn’t drown. Whether it was an accident or murder, Carl’s sudden death has plunged Anna’s existence into deadly waters. Despite barely knowing one another and coming from very different backgrounds, Anna and Izzie unite to find the killer. With their family in crisis, the sisters strive to uncover the secrets hidden in Quarry Island - and, perhaps, the ones buried within their own hearts. 9781974975495 N N ©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC;(P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC http://www.audible.de/pd/1974975495?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/1974975495?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery (Unabridged) 35.95 AVAILABLE Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery (Unabridged) Death and a Pot of Chowder (Unabridged) Cornelia Kidd Anna Winslow, her husband Burt, and their teenage son have deep roots on Quarry Island. Burt and his brother, Carl, are lobstermen, just like their father and grandfather before them.... Sarah Mollo-Christensen Dreamscape Media, LLC 2019-08-09 17:15:27.795 512 1974975495 English - Mysteries & Thrillers English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/drms/004451de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/004451/bk_drms_004451_sample.mp3 Anna Winslow, her husband Burt, and their teenage son have deep roots on Quarry Island. Burt and his brother, Carl, are lobstermen, just like their father and grandfather before them. And while some things on the island never seem to change, Anna’s life is about to take some drastically unexpected turns. First, Anna discovers that she has a younger sister, Izzie Jordan. Then, on the day she drives to Portland to meet Izzie for the first time, Carl’s lobster boat is found abandoned and adrift. Later that evening, his corpse is discovered - but he didn’t drown. Whether it was an accident or murder, Carl’s sudden death has plunged Anna’s existence into deadly waters. Despite barely knowing one another and coming from very different backgrounds, Anna and Izzie unite to find the killer. With their family in crisis, the sisters strive to uncover the secrets hidden in Quarry Island - and, perhaps, the ones buried within their own hearts. 9781974975495 N N ©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC;(P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC http://www.audible.de/pd/1974975495?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/1974975495?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery (Unabridged) 35.95 AVAILABLE Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery (Unabridged) Death and a Pot of Chowder (Unabridged) Cornelia Kidd Anna Winslow, her husband Burt, and their teenage son have deep roots on Quarry Island. Burt and his brother, Carl, are lobstermen, just like their father and grandfather before them.... Sarah Mollo-Christensen Dreamscape Media, LLC 2019-08-09 17:15:27.795 512 1974975495 English - Mysteries & Thrillers English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/drms/004451de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/004451/bk_drms_004451_sample.mp3 Anna Winslow, her husband Burt, and their teenage son have deep roots on Quarry Island. Burt and his brother, Carl, are lobstermen, just like their father and grandfather before them. And while some things on the island never seem to change, Anna’s life is about to take some drastically unexpected turns. First, Anna discovers that she has a younger sister, Izzie Jordan. Then, on the day she drives to Portland to meet Izzie for the first time, Carl’s lobster boat is found abandoned and adrift. Later that evening, his corpse is discovered - but he didn’t drown. Whether it was an accident or murder, Carl’s sudden death has plunged Anna’s existence into deadly waters. Despite barely knowing one another and coming from very different backgrounds, Anna and Izzie unite to find the killer. With their family in crisis, the sisters strive to uncover the secrets hidden in Quarry Island - and, perhaps, the ones buried within their own hearts. 9781974975495 N N ©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC;(P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC http://www.audible.de/pd/1974975495?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/1974975495?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery (Unabridged) 35.95 AVAILABLE Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery (Unabridged) Death and a Pot of Chowder (Unabridged) Cornelia Kidd Anna Winslow, her husband Burt, and their teenage son have deep roots on Quarry Island. Burt and his brother, Carl, are lobstermen, just like their father and grandfather before them.... Sarah Mollo-Christensen Dreamscape Media, LLC 2019-08-09 17:15:27.795 512 1974975495 English - Mysteries & Thrillers English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/drms/004451de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/004451/bk_drms_004451_sample.mp3 Anna Winslow, her husband Burt, and their teenage son have deep roots on Quarry Island. Burt and his brother, Carl, are lobstermen, just like their father and grandfather before them. And while some things on the island never seem to change, Anna’s life is about to take some drastically unexpected turns. First, Anna discovers that she has a younger sister, Izzie Jordan. Then, on the day she drives to Portland to meet Izzie for the first time, Carl’s lobster boat is found abandoned and adrift. Later that evening, his corpse is discovered - but he didn’t drown. Whether it was an accident or murder, Carl’s sudden death has plunged Anna’s existence into deadly waters. Despite barely knowing one another and coming from very different backgrounds, Anna and Izzie unite to find the killer. With their family in crisis, the sisters strive to uncover the secrets hidden in Quarry Island - and, perhaps, the ones buried within their own hearts. 9781974975495 N N ©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC;(P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC http://www.audible.de/pd/1974975495?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/1974975495?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Stolen: Magi Rising, Book 1 (Unabridged) 20.95 AVAILABLE Stolen: Magi Rising, Book 1 (Unabridged) Stolen (Unabridged) Raye Wagner My memory is lost. Gone. I can’t remember my name or magîk. I don’t know what happened to our ruler or why the jungle is transforming and becoming even wilder. Who is the guard, and why is he angry? And why do I feel safe with a deadly panthera? Listen to find out more.... Elizabeth Evans All the Words, LLC 2019-08-21 05:13:39.27 465 B07WVX159C English - Kids & Young Adults English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/161906de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/161906/bk_acx0_161906_sample.mp3 Dark fantasy. Slow-burn romance. Unexpected twists you won’t see coming.My memory is lost. Gone. I can’t remember my name or magîk. I don’t know what happened to our ruler or why the jungle is transforming and becoming even wilder. Who is the guard, and why is he angry? And why do I feel safe with a deadly panthera?Arriving in Pûleêr, I hope to find relief among the magî and, hopefully, some answers. Instead, the laws of nature change before my eyes, and the dangers of the jungle are nothing compared to this twisted utopia.When the panthera leaves, a new magî joins the outpost, and I know he has answers. But what if all of my questions are wrong?As the jungle vines converge and tighten, I begin to wonder.... Was my memory truly lost, or was it stolen?Welcome to the kingdom of Qralî where magic, romance, and mystery tangle amidst the lush fauna and deadly predators of the jungle. If you enjoy fantasy books with unique stories, plot twists that will keep you guessing, and dangerous risks - all in the name of love - be prepared to fall hard. Better clear your schedule first.Scroll up and get this romantic adventure you’ll never forget!Please note: Due to thematic elements, Stolen is recommended for older young adults and adults. Sensitive listeners should be aware of potential triggers. UNKNOWN N N ©2019 All the Words, LLC;(P)2019 All the Words, LLC http://www.audible.de/pd/B07WVX159C?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B07WVX159C?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Bestu vinkonur: K fyrir Klara 1 2.95 AVAILABLE Bestu vinkonur: K fyrir Klara 1 Bestu vinkonur Line Kyed Knudsen Klara og Rósa eru bestu vinkonur. Þær eiga vinkonuhálsmen og ætla báðar að vera prinsessur á grímuballinu í frístundinni. En svo byrjar Júlía í... Tinna Hrafnsdóttir SAGA Egmont 2019-08-13 07:27:23.093 21 8726223260 Jugend-Hörbücher Icelandic 1.00 2.75 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/lind/006898de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/006898/bk_lind_006898_sample.mp3 Hilda Gerd Birgisdóttir Klara og Rósa eru bestu vinkonur. Þær eiga vinkonuhálsmen og ætla báðar að vera prinsessur á grímuballinu í frístundinni. En svo byrjar Júlía í skólanum þeirra og þá verða skyndilega miklar breytingar hjá Klöru.Þetta er fyrsta bókin í hinni vinsælu bókaröð um Klöru og vinkonur hennar. Bækurnar fjalla um vináttuna, skólann og það að verða eldri. Þær mæta lesandanum í veruleika hans. Bækurnar má lesa sjálfstætt, óháðar hver annarri."Line Kyed Knudsen (f. 1971) kom fyrst fram sem höfundur barna- og ungmennabóka árið 2003. Hún er nú orðin einn af langvinsælustu höfundum bóka fyrir þennan aldurshóp í Danmörku. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160811/bk_acx0_160811_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 19.02.2020
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ISBN Thunder & Lightning Buch Fiktion Hardcover...
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Thunder & Lightning From the National Book Award finalist Lauren Redniss, author of Radioactive, comes a dazzling fusion of storytelling, visual art, and reportage that grapples with weather in all its dimensions: its danger and its beauty, why it happens and what it means. WINNER OF THE PEN/E. O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, KIRKUS REVIEWS, AND SHELF AWARENESS Weather is the very air we breathe—it shapes our daily lives and alters the course of history. In Thunder & Lightning, Lauren Redniss tells the story of weather and humankind through the ages. This wide-ranging work roams from the driest desert on earth to a frigid island in the Arctic, from the Biblical flood to the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Redniss visits the headquarters of the National Weather Service, recounts top-secret rainmaking operations during the Vietnam War, and examines the economic impact of disasters like Hurricane Katrina. Drawing on extensive research and countless interviews, she examines our own day and age, from our most personal decisions—Do I need an umbrella today?—to the awesome challenges we face with global climate change. Redniss produced each element of Thunder & Lightning: the text, the artwork, the covers, and every page in between. She created many of the images using the antiquated printmaking technique copper plate photogravure etching. She even designed the book’s typeface. The result is a book unlike any other: a spellbinding combination of storytelling, art, and science. Praise for Thunder & Lightning “[An] aesthetically charged and deeply researched account . . . a wild rainstorm of a book, pelting the reader with ideas and inspiration.”—Nature “A gorgeous and illuminating illustrated study of weather in all its tempestuous variety . . . Redniss’s combo of fact, folklore, and vibrant etched copperplate prints enthralls.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Eerily beautiful . . . Contains plenty of scientific explanation (including more than a few nods toward global warming), but also far-flung personal stories that illuminate the beauty, wonder and chaos inherent in the elements.”—The New York Times “Magical . . . Redniss has . . . shown us how human beings live with nature—fighting, coexisting, taming, predicting via leech barometer and radar and intuition.”—The New York Times Book Review “[A] twenty-first-century genius . . . Redniss is inventing a new literary genre. . . . The reader willing to put herself fully in Redniss’s hands will be rewarded with a delicious feeling of being enveloped by a phenomenon that eclipses the chiming trivialities of daily life.”—Elle “Lends a graphic-novel-like allure to some of nature’s most curious paradoxes.”—Vogue “Redniss is one of the most creative science writers of our time—her combination of beautiful artwork, reporting, and poetic prose brings science to life in ways that words alone simply cannot.”—Rebecca Skloot “Redniss combines her own dual punch of expressive art and impressive erudition to give an entirely new take on all that happens above our heads. This is an illuminated book that is also an illuminating one.”—Adam Gopnik “A strange and wonderful thing, the work of a first-class mind that refuses to submit to any categories or precedent.”—Dave Eggers “Beautiful and totally original.”—Elizabeth Kolbert About author(s) Lauren Redniss is the author of Century Girl: 100 Years in the Life of Doris Eaton Travis, Last Living Star of the Ziegfeld Follies and Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout, a finalist for the National Book Award. She teaches at Parsons the New School for Design.Lauren Redniss is available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau at speakers@penguinrandomhouse.com or visit www.prhspeakers.com.

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Slaughterhouse-Five
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A special fiftieth anniversary edition of Kurt Vonnegut's masterpiece, "a desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century" (Time), featuring a new introduction by Kevin Powers, author of the National Book Award finalist The Yellow BirdsSelected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timeSlaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world's great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous World War II firebombing of Dresden, the novel is the result of what Kurt Vonnegut described as a twenty-three-year struggle to write a book about what he had witnessed as an American prisoner of war. It combines historical fiction, science fiction, autobiography, and satire in an account of the life of Billy Pilgrim, a barber's son turned draftee turned optometrist turned alien abductee. As Vonnegut had, Billy experiences the destruction of Dresden as a POW. Unlike Vonnegut, he experiences time travel, or coming "unstuck in time."An instant bestseller, Slaughterhouse-Five made Kurt Vonnegut a cult hero in American literature, a reputation that only strengthened over time, despite his being banned and censored by some libraries and schools for content and language. But it was precisely those elements of Vonnegut's writing-the political edginess, the genre-bending inventiveness, the frank violence, the transgressive wit-that have inspired generations of readers not just to look differently at the world around them but to find the confidence to say something about it. Authors as wide-ranging as Norman Mailer, John Irving, Michael Crichton, Tim O'Brien, Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Strout, David Sedaris, Jennifer Egan, and J. K. Rowling have all found inspiration in Vonnegut's words. Jonathan Safran Foer has described Vonnegut as "the kind of writer who made people-young people especially-want to write." George Saunders has declared Vonnegut to be "the great, urgent, passionate American writer of our century, who offers us . . . a model of the kind of compassionate thinking that might yet save us from ourselves."Fifty years after its initial publication at the height of the Vietnam War, Vonnegut's portrayal of political disillusionment, PTSD, and postwar anxiety feels as relevant, darkly humorous, and profoundly affecting as ever, an enduring beacon through our own era's uncertainties."Poignant and hilarious, threaded with compassion and, behind everything, the cataract of a thundering moral statement."-The Boston Globe

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Paris, 7 A.M.
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PRAISE FOR PARIS, 7 A.M.: “Fittingly for the artist at the story’s center, Wieland’s novel, about Bishop’s time in the City of Lights, is an achingly introspective marvel of lost innocence.”— O Magazine  “With this exquisite novel, Wieland offers a beautifully realized tribute to distinguished American poet Elizabeth Bishop… The novel exhibit[s] its own kind of poetry as it brings its subject's deeply humane, inquisitive, and intelligent sensibility compellingly to life. A triumph.”— Library Journal (Starred review) “Striking imagery and sharp, distinctive language shimmer in Wieland’s haunting fifth novel, which imagines American poet Elizabeth Bishop as a young woman…. [Wieland’s] her dreamlike juxtapositions of the searing and the sensual probe the artistic process, the power of the mother-daughter bond, and the creative coming-of-age of one of America’s greatest poets.”— Publishers Weekly , (Starred review) 'The life of extraordinary poet Elizabeth Bishop is a more than challenging subject for fiction, but Liza Wieland, in this rendering, captures a sensibility that is believable as Bishop’s, complete with its sometimes acerbic lucidity, its wit, and crystalline precision of mind.  Paris, 7 a.m. stands with works like Colm Toibin’s The Master in its startlingly credible rendition of the inner life of a great artist of our time.' — Madison Smartt Bell, author of Master of the Crossroads and Devil’s Dream “Wieland’s prose is simultaneously poetic and sparse, much like Bishop’s poems…. In college, Bishop contemplated what it meant to keep her “eyes open” and attain a deeper vision that could reorder pieces of the past and present into coherence, like a cubist painting or modernist collage, a feat she achieved in writing. Wieland’s rendition of Bishop’s life aptly and beautifully mirrors that process.” —Booklist 'Paris, 7 A.M weaves historical facts, biographical speculation, and the plaintive, teasingly playful elements of poems written by one of America’s most beloved 20th-century poets, Elizabeth Bishop—and it is nothing short of wizardry. I am romanced by this story, half true, half re-imagined, about the queer women bohemians of pre-World War II, who dared to resist, create and salvage in the midst of virulent fascism. I love these heroes, as much as I love the true poetry of this daring novel.' — Kathy Fagan, author of Sycamore “Inspired by a missing period in poet Elizabeth Bishop's journals, Wieland imagines her adventures in France on the brink of World War II…. Finely written… Wieland creates an unsettled, dread-soaked atmosphere appropriate to the period.”— Kirkus 'Meticulously researched and crisply imagined, biography, history, and poetry come together in this elegant, literary-but-not-too-literary spellbinder. Nothing is left out—Bishop’s love life, her alcoholism, her extraordinarily intense flashbacks from childhood, even her asthma—all are brought to life as Europe descends into war. A masterwork.' — Michael White, author of Travels in Vermeer PRAISE FOR LIZA WIELAND: 'Wieland is a vital voice in contemporary American fiction. Her prose is crisp, her voices are true, and her acuity is remarkable.'— Colum McCann, author of the National Book Award-winning  Let the Great World Spin  'Liza Wieland writes of discord with such harmony and wisdom that even the bad things that befall her characters feel limned with wonder and grace. For all its wonderfully realized tensions and conflicts,  Quickening is an oddly hopeful and redemptive book.”— Michael Parker, author of  Don’t Make Me Stop Now 'Liza Wieland understands down to the bone how loneliness and love compel her characters to make their impossible choices. Not only

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White Rose & The Red
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Never before published, 'White Rose and the Red' is the fictional biography of Elizabeth Siddall, wife of English poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. This extraordinary novel explores the charged interpersonal relationships between and among Siddall, Rossetti, and other key members of the pre-Raphaelite movement, including William Morris and John Ruskin. During H.D.'s lifetime, publishers shied away from the novel's radically unconventional hybrid form that combines elements of historical nonfiction, fiction, and biography. As part of the dense and allusive prose trilogy written during and after World War II (along with 'The Sword Went Out to Sea' and 'The Mystery'), 'White Rose and the Red' exemplifies the mythic theme that H.D. saw as unifying all her writing. It also examines how Siddall--a controversial muse and model--came to become the iconic figure of an artistic movement.

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Slaughterhouse-Five: Or the Children's Crusade,...
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A special fiftieth anniversary edition of Kurt Vonnegut’s masterpiece, “a desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century” (Time), featuring a new introduction by Kevin Powers, author of the National Book Award finalist The Yellow Birds   Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time   Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous World War II firebombing of Dresden, the novel is the result of what Kurt Vonnegut described as a twenty-three-year struggle to write a book about what he had witnessed as an American prisoner of war. It combines historical fiction, science fiction, autobiography, and satire in an account of the life of Billy Pilgrim, a barber’s son turned draftee turned optometrist turned alien abductee. As Vonnegut had, Billy experiences the destruction of Dresden as a POW. Unlike Vonnegut, he experiences time travel, or coming “unstuck in time.” An instant bestseller, Slaughterhouse-Five made Kurt Vonnegut a cult hero in American literature, a reputation that only strengthened over time, despite his being banned and censored by some libraries and schools for content and language. But it was precisely those elements of Vonnegut’s writing—the political edginess, the genre-bending inventiveness, the frank violence, the transgressive wit—that have inspired generations of readers not just to look differently at the world around them but to find the confidence to say something about it. Authors as wide-ranging as Norman Mailer, John Irving, Michael Crichton, Tim O’Brien, Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Strout, David Sedaris, Jennifer Egan, and J. K. Rowling have all found inspiration in Vonnegut’s words. Jonathan Safran Foer has described Vonnegut as “the kind of writer who made people—young people especially—want to write.” George Saunders has declared Vonnegut to be “the great, urgent, passionate American writer of our century, who offers us . . . a model of the kind of compassionate thinking that might yet save us from ourselves.” Fifty years after its initial publication at the height of the Vietnam War, Vonnegut's portrayal of political disillusionment, PTSD, and postwar anxiety feels as relevant, darkly humorous, and profoundly affecting as ever, an enduring beacon through our own era’s uncertainties. “Poignant and hilarious, threaded with compassion and, behind everything, the cataract of a thundering moral statement.”—The Boston Globe

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Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future
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From the National Book Award finalist Lauren Redniss, author of Radioactive, comes a dazzling fusion of storytelling, visual art, and reportage that grapples with weather in all its dimensions: its danger and its beauty, why it happens and what it means. WINNER OF THE PEN/E. O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, KIRKUS REVIEWS, AND SHELF AWARENESS Weather is the very air we breathe-it shapes our daily lives and alters the course of history. In Thunder & Lightning, Lauren Redniss tells the story of weather and humankind through the ages. This wide-ranging work roams from the driest desert on earth to a frigid island in the Arctic, from the Biblical flood to the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Redniss visits the headquarters of the National Weather Service, recounts top-secret rainmaking operations during the Vietnam War, and examines the economic impact of disasters like Hurricane Katrina. Drawing on extensive research and countless interviews, she examines our own day and age, from our most personal decisions-Do I need an umbrella today?-to the awesome challenges we face with global climate change. Redniss produced each element of Thunder & Lightning: the text, the artwork, the covers, and every page in between. She created many of the images using the antiquated printmaking technique copper plate photogravure etching. She even designed the book's typeface. The result is a book unlike any other: a spellbinding combination of storytelling, art, and science. Praise for Thunder & Lightning '[An] aesthetically charged and deeply researched account . . . a wild rainstorm of a book, pelting the reader with ideas and inspiration.'-Nature 'A gorgeous and illuminating illustrated study of weather in all its tempestuous variety . . . Redniss's combo of fact, folklore, and vibrant etched copperplate prints enthralls.'-O: The Oprah Magazine 'Eerily beautiful . . . Contains plenty of scientific explanation (including more than a few nods toward global warming), but also far-flung personal stories that illuminate the beauty, wonder and chaos inherent in the elements.'-The New York Times 'Magical . . . Redniss has . . . shown us how human beings live with nature-fighting, coexisting, taming, predicting via leech barometer and radar and intuition.'-The New York Times Book Review '[A] twenty-first-century genius . . . Redniss is inventing a new literary genre. . . . The reader willing to put herself fully in Redniss's hands will be rewarded with a delicious feeling of being enveloped by a phenomenon that eclipses the chiming trivialities of daily life.'-Elle 'Lends a graphic-novel-like allure to some of nature's most curious paradoxes.'-Vogue 'Redniss is one of the most creative science writers of our time-her combination of beautiful artwork, reporting, and poetic prose brings science to life in ways that words alone simply cannot.'-Rebecca Skloot 'Redniss combines her own dual punch of expressive art and impressive erudition to give an entirely new take on all that happens above our heads. This is an illuminated book that is also an illuminating one.'-Adam Gopnik 'A strange and wonderful thing, the work of a first-class mind that refuses to submit to any categories or precedent.'-Dave Eggers 'Beautiful and totally original.'-Elizabeth Kolbert

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Best Amer Magazine Writing 200
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In the magazine world, no recognition is more highly coveted or prestigious than a National Magazine Award. Annually, members of the American Society of Magazine Editors, in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, select the year's most dynamic, original, provocative, and influential magazine stories. The winning and finalist pieces in this anthology represent outstanding work by some of the most eminent writers in America as well as rising literary and journalistic talents. This prestigious collection includes stories that cover a variety of subjects from Elizabeth Kolbert's investigation into global warming in the New Yorker and James Bamford's look at the PR campaign behind the Iraq War in Rolling Stone to Chris Heath's remarkable profile of Merle Haggard in GQ and Bill Heavey's hilarious account of teaching his daughter to fish in Field and Stream. Other writers include David Foster Wallace ( The Atlantic Monthly), Joyce Carol Oates ( The Virginia Quarterly Review), Priscilla Long ( The American Scholar), Jesse Katz ( Los Angeles Magazine), Marjorie Williams ( Vanity Fair), Hendrik Hertzberg ( New Yorker), Sven Birkerts ( The Virginia Quarterly Review), Erik Reece ( Harper's), Wendy Brenner ( The Oxford American), John Jeremiah Sullivan ( GQ), James Wolcott ( Vanity Fair), and Wyatt Mason ( Harper's). Wide-ranging in their style and subjects, these writers' stories inform, surprise, entertain, and provide new perspectives on our world. They also reflect elements that distinguish the best in magazine writing: moral passion, investigative zeal, vivid characters and settings, persistent reporting, and artful writing.

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