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.
Former Army brat Molly Owens is ready to put down roots, and the picturesque seaside town of Britton Bay on the Oregon Coast seems like the perfect place for it. Especially when she lands a job as editor of the local paper. But she´s got one colleague who´s very bad news.... As an experienced journalist, Molly is eager to bring the struggling Britton Bay Bulletin up to speed. But when she pushes Vernon, one of her less welcoming reporters, to dig a little deeper into the story of a prominent local family, the man ends up dead. The fact that he wasn´t well-liked makes finding the killer extra complicated. The lists of suspects range from his ex-wife to his own son to Molly´s boss, who has a secret of his own. But when Molly´s attempts to sleuth out the truth result in her receiving frightening threats, the trouble is just beginning....The one bright spot is Molly´s newfound flirtation with Sam Alderich. The sexy mechanic is used to taking things apart and piecing them back together, and between the two of them, they just might be able to solve this deadly puzzle - if Molly can survive peaceful small-town life long enough.... ´´The news is all good for this cozy mystery! Deadly News will make you want to pack up and move to the seaside town of Britton Bay, Oregon. The characters are vividly brought to life, there´s a perfect touch of romance, and the mystery has enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. Don´t miss out on a charming new series - grab this cozy while it´s hot off the press!´´ (Sarah Fox, USA Today best-selling author) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Libby McKnight. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/013303/bk_reco_013303_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Merchants of Truth by Jill Abramson. Merchants of Truth by Jill Abramson, former editor of The New York Times, is the gripping and definitive in-the-room account of the revolution that has swept the news industry over the last decade and reshaped our world. Drawing on revelatory access, Abramson takes us behind the scenes at four media titans during the most volatile years in news history. Two are maverick upstarts: BuzzFeed, the brain-child of virtuoso clickbait scientist Jonah Perretti, and Vice, led by the booze-fuelled anarcho-hipster Shane Smith. Their viral technology and disregard for the long-established standards of news journalism allow them to build game-changing billion-dollar businesses out of the millennial taste for puppies and nudity. The two others are among the world’s most venerable news institutions: The New York Times, owned and run for generations by the Sulzberger dynasty, and The Washington Post, also family-owned but soon to be bought by the world’s richest merchant of all, Jeff Bezos. Here Abramson reveals firsthand the seismic clashes that take place in the boardrooms and newsrooms as they are forced to choose between their cherished principles - objectivity and impartiality - and survival in a world where online advertising via Facebook and Google seems the only life-raft.We are with the deal-making tycoons, thrusting reporters and hard-bitten editors, the egomaniacs, bullshitters, provocateurs and bullies, as some surf and others drown in the breaking wave of change. And we watch as the survivors confront the horrifying cost of their success: sexual scandal, fake news, the election of President Trump, the shaking of democracy.Exposing the people and decisions that brought us to now, Merchants of Truth is a major audiobook that breaks the ultimate news story of our times./ 1. Language: English. Narrator: January LaVoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/004021/bk_rhuk_004021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.