News of Our Loved Ones:Harper Abigail DeWitt
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.
Award-winning Dublin-based portrait photographer Mark Nixon has created a wonderful, whimsical and nostalgic collection of images of individual stuffed animals that have been lovingly abused from years of play. ´The well-worn toys show battle scars of being the prized possessions of children and cherished companions that have seen many a repair as different parts start wearing down,´ says Nixon. An exhibit in the photographer´s professional studio led to a small sensation on the Internet when a few of the images circulated unofficially on scores of blogs and on many legitimate news sites. Viewers have been intrigued by these funny, bittersweet images and their ironic juxtaposition of childhood innocence and aged, loving wear & tear. When you see these teddy bears and bunnies with missing noses and un-done stuffing, you can´t help but think back to childhood and it earliest companions who asked for nothing and gave a lot back. MuchLoved includes sixty 4-colour portraits along with an accompanying background story for each animal.
By 24, Carter Stevenson has stuttered and ticced his way to debilitating shyness. Although his friends accuse him of letting his Tourette´s dictate his life, Carter moves from Los Angeles to a quiet California town. He´ll keep his head down and avoid people. He doesn´t anticipate his new neighbor, Ethan Hart, crashing into his solitude and forcing him to get out and live. From the beginning, Ethan makes his love for Carter clear. But he fears Carter won´t see past Ethan´s damaged brain, even though it makes Ethan more attuned to his emotions than most people. For Carter, there´s a bigger issue: He´s been burned by so-called ´´perfect´´ matches, and he won´t risk his heart again. One way or another, Ethan´s determined to show Carter they belong together. Then Ethan receives tragic news. Suddenly he must turn to Carter for strength and support. Will Carter come through when Ethan needs him most? 1. Language: English. Narrator: K. C. Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018496/bk_acx0_018496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The God who created a good and perfect world, but whose world turned from him, has brought restoration through gift: The Father loved the world and gave the Son, and the Father and the Son pour out the gift of the Spirit into the hearts of humanity bringing about praise, hope, and new creation. Those who are united to the Son by his Spirit then find they have received the glorious gift of God´s coming Kingdom. In other words, the Gospel is shaped by giving: God´s generosity buys us out of bondage and brings us into all the blessings of belonging. But the good news is not only that God has made us to be recipients of his grace but also participants in the movement of his divine justice and generosity. Living in God´s gifts, Christians discover they are free to give themselves. The cross and resurrection of Christ come to shape and define this new life of faith, hope and generosity - a life that is best lived not in isolation but as a community. Throughout the book special attention is given to the relationship between divine generosity and concern for the poor and oppressed. Kapic and Borger encourage readers to not simply discover the immensity of God´s grace, but to enter into the flow of divine generosity as God has invited them to become avenues of his great gifts to the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly M. Kapic. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000849/bk_zond_000849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Each year about eight million Americans suffer the death of someone close to them. Now, for those who face the challenges of sudden death, there is a hand to hold. Written by two women who have experienced sudden loss, this updated edition of the best-selling bereavement classic will touch, comfort, uplift and console. Authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D., offer a comforting hand to hold for those who are grieving the sudden death of a loved one. Featured on ABC World News, Friends, and many other shows, this book acts as a touchstone of sanity through difficult times. I Wasn´t Ready to Say Goodbye covers such difficult topics as the first few weeks, suicide, death of a child, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide and depression. With new material covering the unique circumstances of loss, men and women´s grieving styles, religion and faith, myths and misunderstandings, I Wasn´t Ready to Say Goodbye reflects the shifting face of grief. This book has offered solace to over 80,000 people, ranging from seniors to teenagers and from the newly bereaved to those who lost a loved one years ago. Individuals engulfed by the immediate aftermath will find a special chapter covering the first few weeks. Tapping their personal histories and drawing on numerous interviews, authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D., explore unexpected death and its role in the cycle of life. I Wasn´t Ready to Say Goodbye provides survivors with a rock-steady anchor from which to weather the storm of pain and begin to rebuild their lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellen Archer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002512/bk_tant_002512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Excellent introduction to Wine Making. Learn all the basics on Wine Making today!Buy this audio book now!Have you always been curious about making your own wine at home? Did you know that the wine business is one of the most lucrative industries today?The good news is that this audio book, Wine Making: A Beginner’s Guide to Make Your Own Wine at Home, is here to help you. It contains even the tiniest details about producing your own wine, not in a famous winery with highly advanced and often expensive equipment, but in the comforts of your own home using only the simplest tools and equipment, some you will find are already in your own kitchen.With the aid of this audio book, you will appreciate wines even more since you will know exactly how you can create your own. You can also impress your guests by serving them wines that you make whenever they get the chance to visit your home.I write about the following (and more) in this audio book:How wine became such a lucrative industryThe wine making processFrom harvesting to bottlingBasic wine making ingredients and equipmentUncovering the truths on some wine making mythsGreat wine making recipesThe ´´10 Commandments” of Wine Making! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Wiggins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147584/bk_acx0_147584_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the perfect introduction to beer making.Learn all the basics on making your own beer todayHave you ever wondered why most of the commercially available beers seem to lack something, like a special touch is missing? The good news is that in this audiobook, you will learn about the subtle art of brewing your own beer! You will learn about all the equipment needed, and the basics for identifying and choosing the right ingredients, and knowing where to store the beer for aging.By the end of this audiobook, you would have learned the basics of making beer, and no longer have to put up with the kind of watered down beers that most supermarkets offer.I write about the following (and more) in this audiobook:Why you should make your own beerThe 18 things you need to get startedBeer recipesHow to choose ingredientsThe top 10 deadly sins of rookie beer makersThe business opportunity with beer makingFollow the story of how Jim and Hank made their own beer and never looked back 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Wiggins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147454/bk_acx0_147454_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Samantha Schuster and Steven Mueller were courting, she loved the fact that they worked at the same restaurant because it meant they´d get to see each other more often. But ever since Steven broke her heart, having to run into him every day at work is like pouring salt into her wound. She knows she has to make a change as soon as possible. That´s when she stumbles on a job listing at the local Amish newspaper, ´´The Buggy News´´. Immediately she thinks this could be her chance to start over. What she doesn´t realize until after she gets the job is that the newspaper will test her strength and heart like never before. Does she have the faith to persevere and succeed, or has she just made the biggest mistake of her life? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Lancelot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040568/bk_acx0_040568_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.