A thrilling and richly drawn family drama about a daughter´s quest to understand her mother´s mysterious death.On the morning of her 70th birthday, Georgianna Grove receives an unexpected letter that calls her back to Missing Lake, Wisconsin, where her mother was murdered 66 years earlier. Georgie´s father had confessed to the murder the next morning and was carted off to a state penitentiary. Haunted by the night that took both her parents away and determined to unearth the truth, Georgie takes her reluctant family on what will become a dangerous canoe trip up the swollen Bone River to return to Missing Lake.Acclaimed novelist Susan Richards Shreve, celebrated for her ´´refined explorations of parent-child relationships´´ (Washington Post), captures the tenor of the times with clarity and elegance as she follows both Georgie and her parents on parallel trips up the Bone River, weaving together the hope of June 2008 with the injustices of June 1941. Georgie must untangle a web of bigotry, loss, and half-forgotten memories to finally understand her parents´ fate.More News Tomorrow is a stirring and irresistible portrait of a family drawn together in search of truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002578/bk_high_002578_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary American family, The Shipping News shows why E. Annie Proulx is recognized as one of the most gifted and original writers in America today. When Quoyle, a 36-year-old, third rate newspaperman, learns that his two-timing wife has abandoned him and their two daughters, he returns to his ancestral home on the Newfoundland coast, where amongst locals and three generations of his family, he begins to rebuild his life. Newfoundland is a dreary rock in the north Atlantic beset by lousy weather. Proulx recreates this barren location in her vivid, distinctive prose and populates it with a cast of amusing, richly human characters. The transformation each of the characters undergoes following the move is profound. And Proulx creates a simple and compelling tale of Quoyle´s psychological and spiritual growth as he confronts his private demons. Along the way, we catch a glimpse of the maritime beauty of what is probably a fading existence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Joy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000090/bk_sans_000090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Waiting for news:The history of the Jewish family Getreuer from the Bohemian Forest between 1938 and 1942 Regina Gottschalk
´´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.
On a hot summer day, Joanna Mason´s family slowly wanders home along a country lane. A moment later, Joanna´s life is changed forever. On a dark night 30 years later, ex-detective Jackson Brodie finds himself on a train that is both crowded and late. Lost in his thoughts, he suddenly hears a shocking sound. At the end of a long day, 16-year-old Reggie is looking forward to watching a little TV. Then a terrifying noise shatters her peaceful evening. Luckily, Reggie makes it a point to be prepared for an emergency. These three lives come together in unexpected and deeply thrilling ways in the latest novel from Kate Atkinson, the critically acclaimed author who Harlan Coben calls ´´an absolute must-read´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellen Archer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000162/bk_hach_000162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sidra Lyons has it all; a great family, a wonderful life and a new relationship with an amazing man. Life for her is pure bliss and she doesn´t think God could bless her any better if He tried. When the father she´s had little contact with over the last 30 years shows up and announces he has a daughter from a previous relationship (a relationship he had while married to her mother), Sidra´s life begins to make some interesting turns. The sisters embark on a journey of love and self discovery. Will they be able to look past their differences and form a real family? Only time will tell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Helen Cricco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013682/bk_acx0_013682_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the second book in the Christian Fiction Good News Series.Some time has passed since Enough Good News and Sidney is settled into her new family, new job and new church. She soon discovers however that all that glitters isn´t gold and everyone talking about heaven ain´t going.Weak church leaders fall easily under the influence of dark forces targeting Sidney. These ´´men of God” begin to spread lies and false rumors about her to everyone they can, turning most of her family and friends against her, not realizing that they are leaving their own families and congregations open for the destruction they have planned for Sidney.It is with all this going on that God seems to be nowhere in sight, but don´t worry...God is not mocked and sometimes He provides help in the most unexpected ways. The Good News Series#1. Enough Good News#2. No Weapon#3. Blind Justice#4. Long Night#5. Even Me 1. Language: English. Narrator: Audrey McKay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016763/bk_acx0_016763_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set in France and America, News of Our Loved Ones is a haunting and intimate examination of love and loss, beauty and the cost of survival, witnessed through two generations of one French family whose lives are all touched by the tragic events surrounding the D-Day bombings in Normandy.What if your family’s fate could be traced back to one indelible summer?Over four long years, the Delasalle family has struggled to live in their Nazi-occupied village in Normandy. Maman, Oncle Henri, Yvonne, and Françoise silently watched as their Jewish neighbors were arrested or wordlessly disappeared. Now in June 1944, when the sirens wail each day, warning of approaching bombers, the family wonders if rumors of the coming Allied invasion are true - and if they will survive to see their country liberated.For 16-year-old Yvonne, thoughts of the war recede when she sees the red-haired boy bicycle past her window each afternoon. Murmuring to herself ´´I love you, I love you, I love you´´, she wills herself to hear the whisper of his bicycle tires over the screech of Allied bombs falling from the sky.Yvonne’s sister, Geneviève, is in Paris to audition for the National Conservatory. Pausing to consider the shadow of a passing cloud as she raises her bow, she does not know her family’s home in Normandy lies in the path of British and American bombers. While Geneviève plays, her brother, Simon, and Tante Chouchotte anxiously await news from their loved ones in Normandy.Decades later, Geneviève, the wife of an American musician, lives in the US. Each summer, she returns to her homeland with her children so they may know their French family. Geneviève’s youngest daughter, Polly, becomes obsessed with the stories she hears about the war, believing they are the key to understanding her mother and the conflicting cultures shaping her life.Moving back and forth in time, told from varying points of view, News of Our Loved Ones 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007946/bk_harp_007946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.