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News of the World
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A multilayered novel of historical fiction that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honour and trust, it is set in the aftermath of the American Civil War.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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Family of Origin
22,99 € *
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´´Reminiscent of the family explorations of Rick Moody, Jennifer Egan, and Lauren Groff...Full of brilliantly realized characters, Hauser´s latest is profound, often incredibly funny, and captures the times like few other contemporary novels.´´ --Booklist (starred) ´´Amazing...displays humor and heartbreak in equal measure.´´ --Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang When Nolan Grey receives news that his father, a once-prominent biologist, has drowned off Leap´s Island, he calls on Elsa, his estranged, older half-sister, to help pick up the pieces. This, despite the fact that it was he and Elsa who broke the family in the first place. The Greys have been avoiding each other for a dozen years. Elsa and Nolan travel to their father´s field station, a wild and isolated spot off the Gulf Coast. Here, their father´s fatalistic colleagues, the Reversalists, obsessively study the undowny bufflehead, a rare sea duck whose loss of waterproof feathers proves, they say, that evolution is running in reverse and humanity´s best days are behind us. On an island that is always looking backward, it´s impossible for the siblings to ignore their past. Stuck together in the close quarters of their island stilt-house, and provoked by the absurd antics of the remaining Reversalists, years of family secrecy and blame between Elsa and Nolan threaten to ruin them all over again. As the Greys urgently trek the island to find the so-called Paradise Duck, their father´s final obsession, they begin to fear that they were their father´s first evidence that the future held no hope. In the irreverent and exuberant spirit of Kevin Wilson, Alissa Nutting, and Karen Russell, CJ Hauser speaks to a generation´s uncertainties: Is it possible to live in our broken world with both scientific pragmatism and hope? What does one generation owe another? How do we know which parts of the past, and ourselves, to jettison and which to keep? Delightfully funny, fiercely original, high-spirited and warm, Family of Origin grapples with questions of nature and nurture, evolution and mating, intimacy and betrayal, progress and forgiveness.

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Stand: 09.07.2019
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Family of Origin (eBook, ePUB)
16,95 € *
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´´Reminiscent of the family explorations of Rick Moody, Jennifer Egan, and Lauren Groff...Full of brilliantly realized characters, Hauser´s latest is profound, often incredibly funny, and captures the times like few other contemporary novels.´´ -- Booklist (starred) ´´Amazing...displays humor and heartbreak in equal measure.´´ -- Kevin Wilson , author of The Family Fang When Nolan Grey receives news that his father, a once-prominent biologist, has drowned off Leap´s Island, he calls on Elsa, his estranged, older half-sister, to help pick up the pieces. This, despite the fact that it was he and Elsa who broke the family in the first place. The Greys have been avoiding each other for a dozen years. Elsa and Nolan travel to their father´s field station, a wild and isolated spot off the Gulf Coast. Here, their father´s fatalistic colleagues, the Reversalists, obsessively study the undowny bufflehead, a rare sea duck whose loss of waterproof feathers proves, they say, that evolution is running in reverse and humanity´s best days are behind us. On an island that is always looking backward, it´s impossible for the siblings to ignore their past. Stuck together in the close quarters of their island stilt-house, and provoked by the absurd antics of the remaining Reversalists, years of family secrecy and blame between Elsa and Nolan threaten to ruin them all over again. As the Greys urgently trek the island to find the so-called Paradise Duck, their father´s final obsession, they begin to fear that they were their father´s first evidence that the future held no hope. In the irreverent and exuberant spirit of Kevin Wilson, Alissa Nutting, and Karen Russell, CJ Hauser speaks to a generation´s uncertainties: Is it possible to live in our broken world with both scientific pragmatism and hope? What does one generation owe another? How do we know which parts of the past, and ourselves, to jettison and which to keep? Delightfully funny, fiercely original, high-spirited and warm, Family of Origin grapples with questions of nature and nurture, evolution and mating, intimacy and betrayal, progress and forgiveness.

Anbieter: buecher.de
Stand: 30.06.2019
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English for Everyone - Level 4 Advanced. Course...
12,99 € *
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A self-study course for adults learning English as a foreign language. It helps you learn English by reinforcing key language skills, grammar rules, and vocabulary with listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises. It introduces topics such as family life, business, and news and the media.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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Second Chance Summer
10,49 € *
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Summery contemporary YA from the bestselling author of ´´Amy & Roger´s Epic Detour´´ and ´´Since You´ve Been Gone´´. Taylor´s family receive some life-changing news and decide to spend one last summer together at their old lake house. But Taylor is faced with the past she ran away from. Ages: 12+.

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Stand: 27.06.2019
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The Submission
9,99 € *
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A jury gathers in Manhattan to select a memorial for the victims of a devastating terrorist attack. But when the news of his selection leaks to the press, Claire finds herself under pressure from outraged family members and in collision with hungry journalists, wary activists, opportunistic politicians, fellow jurors, and Khan himself.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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Marvin Redpost #1: Kidnapped at Birth?
7,99 € *
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This chapter book series by Newbery Honor-winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar features one hilariously overactive imagination! Marvin Redpost has never felt like he fits in with his family. So when he hears a news report about a missing prince who looks just like him, he knows exactly what happened. Now all he has to do is tell Mr. and Mrs. Redpost that it´s time for him to move in with his real parents at the castle?. Hilarious and relatable, Marvin Redpost is perfect for kids who love to bond with quirky characters like Junie B. Jones and George Brown, Class Clown.

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Stand: 07.07.2019
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Button and Popper
15,99 € *
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Button & Popper tells the story of a family of pixies (mother, father and twelve children) who live in an apple tree. They enjoy its warmth and shelter, and eating apple pie all spring and summer long. But when autumn comes, the leaves begin to drop and the apple tree becomes a cold and wet place to live. Twin brothers Button and Popper decided they will find their family a new home, but when they trek into the city and start enquiring about an apartment with room for twelve children and their parents, people just laugh or politely excuse themselves. Luck strikes when, through a most fortunate mix-up at the market, the pixies find themselves in the home of a Professor Pilli. When he hears their story, he invites them to look after his house while he away at the South Pole. The brothers can´t believe the Professor´s kindness, and when the rest of their pixie family find out the good news, everyone is relieved and happy again.

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Stand: 05.07.2019
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The Garden Party
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´They could not have had a more perfect day for a garden party if they had ordered it´ A windless, warm day greets the Sheridan family on the day of their garden party. As daughter Laura takes the reins on party preparations the news of a neighbour´s demise casts a cloud over the host and threatens the entire celebration. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers´ editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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