Die Frau des Teehändlers


Author: Dinah Jefferies


ISBN: 3732513092

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4216

Eine emotionale Familiengeschichte voller Geheimnisse vor der exotischen Kulisse Sri Lankas Sri Lanka in den 1920er Jahren. Die junge Engländerin Gwen Hooper trifft mit ihrem frisch angetrauten Ehemann Laurence in der familieneigenen Teeplantage ein. Dort bezieht das Paar eine traumhafte Villa, und Gwen fühlt sich wie im Paradies. Doch warum verhält sich ihr eigentlich sehr liebevoller Ehemann bisweilen so seltsam? Und warum macht er ein Geheimnis um seine verstorbene erste Ehefrau? Als Gwen schließlich Zwillinge zur Welt bringt, wird sie mit einer entsetzlichen Wahrheit konfrontiert, die sie zu zerstören droht ... Eine fesselnde Geschichte um die Selbstfindung einer jungen Frau, um Schuld, Verrat und wohlgehütete Geheimnisse Platz 1 der Sunday Times Bestsellerliste

Leaving Before the Rains Come

Author: Alexandra Fuller

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521033

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5739

The sequel to the bestselling Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight Born in England and uprooted to southern Africa as a toddler by her parents, Alexandra Fuller experienced a unique upbringing – both coloured with tragedy and joy – against the backdrop of the Rhodesian wars. Following her marriage to American Charlie Ross, she leaves Africa for Wyoming in the United States. This sequel to the bestselling Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight vividly captures the highs, lows and ultimate dissolution of Fuller’s twenty-year marriage and her unbreakable tie to her African past as she searches for explanations for the present and answers for the future. Interlaced with stories from her childhood in Africa, Fuller paints a brilliant picture of an expatriate’s love for her homeland, a daughter’s acceptance of her father and the moving journey of her marriage and divorce. Poignant, candid and wistfully humorous, Leaving Before the Rains Come will resonate with anyone who has ever fallen out of love – with a person, idea or a place – and into self-acceptance and the belief that only we can save ourselves. ‘Remarkable, beautifully written and fantastically entertaining... a compulsive read’ Observer

The Winds that Blow Before the Rains

Author: Michael Anthony

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1780887159

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4206

This is the story of two men, one an African freedom fighter, the other a Special Forces soldier, and the woman who loved each of them in her own way.

Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 7189

PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style Preview of this Instaread: Leaving Before the Rains Come is the third memoir in a series written by Alexandra Fuller. In this book, Fuller searches for herself as her life falls apart around her. Fuller’s journey of self-discovery began in March 2010 when she learned from her sister, Vanessa, who lived in South Africa, that their father, Tim, had fallen ill and might die. Fuller could not get to Africa quickly from Wyoming, where she had moved with her American husband and was raising their three children. Amazing everyone, Tim rallied to celebrate his seventieth birthday. Fuller bitterly wished she could have been there with her loving, but chaotic, family. Her parents spent their married life moving around Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, trying to farm but mostly having one alcohol-fueled escapade after another. Fuller did not confide her feelings to her husband, Charlie. She felt that he would want to rush to the rescue…

Before the Rains

Author: Dinah Jefferies

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241978823

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4205

A romantic, heart-wrenching tale of love against the odds from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author 1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband's death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza's only companion has been her camera. When the British Government send her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she's determined to make a name for herself. But when Eliza arrives at the palace she meets Jay, the Prince's handsome, brooding brother. While Eliza awakens Jay to the poverty of his people, he awakens her to the injustices of British rule. Soon Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think. But their families - and society - think otherwise. Eventually they will have to make a choice between doing what's expected, or following their hearts. . .

Die Tochter des Seidenhändlers


Author: Dinah Jefferies


ISBN: 3732540782

Category: Fiction

Page: 413

View: 3442

Eine Frau zwischen zwei Kulturen, eine Liebe gegen alle Widerstände Vietnam, 1950. Die junge Nicole stand von jeher im Schatten ihrer schönen Schwester Sylvie. Als Tochter eines französischen Seidenhändlers und einer Vietnamesin soll sie nun in Hanoi ein Stoffgeschäft übernehmen. Bald kommt Nicole mit Einheimischen in Berührung, die sich gegen die französische Fremdherrschaft auflehnen. Dabei entdeckt sie voller Schrecken, dass ihr Vater in dunkle Machenschaften verwickelt ist. Als sie sich in den charismatischen Mark verliebt, gerät ihre Welt abermals ins Wanken. Denn Mark scheint auch für ihre Schwester Gefühle zu hegen. Auf der Suche nach ihrem Platz in einer Welt, in der nichts ist, wie es scheint, fasst Nicole einen kühnen Plan ... Farbgewaltige Exotik des Vietnam der 1950er Jahre - Mit "Die Tochter des Seidenhändlers" ist Dinah Jefferies eine mitreißende Geschichte um die Selbstfindung einer Frau, die Rivalität unter Schwestern und eine unmöglich scheinende Liebe gelungen.

Before it Rains

Author: Katherine Chandler (Playwright)

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848422865

Category: Drama

Page: 73

View: 9230

Funny, brave and beautifully told, Before It Rains is a tale of parenthood, protection and provocation set on a proud, forgotten Cardiff estate. Gloria is a single mum who enjoys sitting in her deckchair drinking her troubles away on her allotment, while her gentle son, Michael, digs the soil and makes sure everything is in order. From a relocated, troubled home, Carl - wild, unpredictable and near feral - watches both the mother and son with interest, bouncing his ball.

Die Geschichte des Regens


Author: Niall Williams

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641173620

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6450

Ein Buch wie irisches Wetter, plötzlich breitet sich die Sonne wie Glück über dem frischen Grün aus Die neunzehnjährige Ruth leidet an Leukämie und darf ihr Bett nicht verlassen. So liegt sie in ihrem Zimmer hoch über dem Fluss Shannon, während der irische Regen unablässig auf das Dach prasselt, und liest sich durch die dreitausendneunhundertfünfundachtzig Bücher, die ihr Vater Virgil Swain ihr hinterlassen hat. Inspiriert von der Lektüre und ihrer eigenen überbordenden Fantasie lässt sie vor den Augen des Lesers ihre Ahnen aufmarschieren: Urgroßvater Absalom Swain, den Reverend, Großvater Abraham, der beim Stabhochsprung das Fliegen lernte, und schließlich ihre Eltern Virgil und Mary, die sich vornahmen, die unfruchtbarsten vierzehn Morgen Erde, die Westirland zu bieten hat, urbar zu machen. Eine vielschichtige, tragische, oft aber auch sehr amüsante Familiengeschichte aus Irland, voller Pointen und Anekdoten und berührender Gedanken über das Leben und die Literatur. Ein Roman, in dem die Worte selbst zu einem Fluss werden, der den Leser davonträgt.

Creating Rain Gardens

Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-Efficient Garden

Author: Apryl Uncapher,Cleo Woelfle-Erskine

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693975

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 4553

Homeowners spend hundreds of dollars watering their yard, but there is an easy way to save money and resources—rain gardening. But what is it? As simple as collecting rain to reuse in front and backyards. Creating Rain Gardens is a comprehensive book for the DIY-er, covering everything from rain barrels to simple living roofs, permeable patios, and other low-tech affordable ways to save water in the garden. Water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk homeowners through the process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds—the building blocks of rain-catching gardens. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, Creating Rain Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to create a beautiful rain garden at home.

It No Longer Rains Like Before

Author: Ibohal Kshetrimayum

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482836505

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

View: 3630

Ibohal Kshetrimayums poems do not lend themselves to the stereotypical clichs often deployed by the regular critics and anthologists in their discussions of the poetry of Northeast India. In fact, the stereotype is an illusion as much as the Northeast itself which is an amorphous, vaguely defined, construct of the mainstream imagination. Northeast India, as anyone who has been there or has even looked closely at its culture and literature will testify, is itself as diverse as India with its many languages, cultures and subcultures, belief systems, forms of worship, oral traditions and genres of written literature. Just as we need a comparative paradigm, and not a composite one, to understand the literatures of India, we will need a critical strategy that looks both at the shared and the specific aspects of the literature of the Northeast-which is no more than a convenient umbrella term, more geopolitical than aesthetic-to discuss its literary corpus. from the Foreword Born in Imphal, Manipur, Ibohal Kshetrimayum lives in Shillong, Meghalaya, and waits for poems to come to him. He never forces a poem out of himself. He believes in the passivity of a poet, who receives every poem as a gift from his muse. He neither claims ownership of his poems nor ascribes what is received to his virtues. He therefore, humbles himself to his daimonion, while justifying participation of past, present and future of his love, land, and life in his poetry. At the same time suffers trying to escape into a realm of pure poetry, while living amidst horrifying situations haunting his people-a reality he faces every moment of his life with the memory of what he has lost. He is now approaching the horizon thinking- This autumn Why getting older is like A bird into clouds -Matsuo Basho Cover Design: Leipaklei

Der Regen, bevor er fällt

Author: Jonathan Coe

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641025184

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9407

Von Müttern und Töchtern, Lügen und Geheimnissen Eine Handvoll Fotos und ein Stapel selbst besprochener Tonbänder, das ist Rosamonds Vermächtnis an Imogen, die blinde Enkelin ihrer Cousine Beatrix. Auf den Bändern erzählt Rosamond die Familiengeschichte und findet nach und nach Worte für jenes Unglück, das zu Imogens Erblindung führte. – Ein bewegender Roman über drei Generationen von Frauen und über das verzweifelte Streben nach Liebe und dem Lebensglück. »Ich möchte dir, Imogen, einen Begriff von deiner Geschichte vermitteln. Du sollst ein Gefühl dafür bekommen, wo du herkommst und welches die Triebkräfte waren, die dich hervorgebracht haben.« So beginnen die Aufzeichnungen, die Rosamond hinterlassen hat. Anhand von zwanzig Fotografien erinnert sie sich an die tragische Geschichte ihrer Familie. In deren Zentrum steht Imogens Großmutter Beatrix, die unter der fehlenden Liebe ihrer Mutter litt und deshalb früh von zu Hause flüchtete; die die selbst erlebte Gefühlskälte an ihre Tochter weitergab und so den Weg zu dem schrecklichen Unglück ebnete, das Imogen für immer das Augenlicht nahm. Ein bewegender Familienroman über drei Generationen von Frauen und deren Sehnsucht nach Liebe – und die poetische Erkundung eines fatalen Vermächtnisses. Jonathan Coe gelingt es, in diesem dichten Roman emotional fesselnde Figuren zu entwickeln und ein sensibles Bild von der besonderen Dynamik der Mutter-Tochter-Beziehung zu zeichnen. Die Geschichte des blinden Mädchens Imogen, die Schilderungen der Momente intensiven Glücks zwischen Rosamond und Beatrix und die Aufdeckung der zerstörerischen Macht eines dunklen Familiengeheimnisses wird kein Leser je wieder vergessen.

Dear Dirt Doctor

Questions Answered the Natural Way

Author: Howard Garrett

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292728479

Category: Gardening

Page: 206

View: 7719

Howard Garrett has converted gardeners throughout Texas and beyond to gardening the natural way without chemical fertilizers and toxic pesticides. In this revised and updated edition of The Dirt Doctor's Guide to Organic Gardening, he uses a question-and-answer format to present a wealth of new information on organic gardening, landscaping, pest control, and natural living. The book also incorporates valuable feedback and suggestions from gardeners who've successfully used Howard's methods.

Because the Rain

A Novel

Author: Daniel Buckman

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466854081

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5843

"A new Hemingway" (San Francisco Chronicle) weaves together the stories of two men and the Vietnamese call girl who unites them. Set on the rain-slicked streets of Chicago, critically acclaimed author Daniel Buckman explores the unfocused longing and unfulfilled expectations of two men balanced precariously on the edge. Mike Spence is an unsatisfied writer with nothing left to write about. He lives in Chicago with his wife and an enormous burden of unrealized expectations hanging over his head. To escape he concocts elaborate fantasies about travel and career and how his life will be different once he gets this job, takes that vacation, marries a different girl. He ends each evening staring out his darkened window and into the apartment of a beautiful Vietnamese girl who lives in the two-flat across the street. Donald Goetzler is a Vietnam Vet who made it through, spent the last thirty years of his life riding a desk at Weber Industrial Supply, and is now retiring with a bad Mexican buffet and a gold Rolex. He's got nothing to look forward to but his weekly session with the Vietnamese call girl who takes him back through his memories of when he was young and his life was real. As the two men construct their elaborate fantasy worlds around the same woman, these three souls are unaware of the shocking and explosive consequences that the intersection of their lives will bring In a beautifully crafted novel, Daniel Buckman demonstrates the prodigious talent that informs repeated comparisons to Hemingway, Faulkner, Mailer, and O'Brien, and once again tantalizes with the possibility that his name will one day be etched in American literature alongside the masters. .

A Thousand Notable Things on Various Subjects

Disclosed from the Secrets of Nature and Art, Practicable, Profitable, and of Great Advantage : Set Down from Long and Curious Study and Experience ... in One Volume, Digested Into Fourteen Books ... with Strict Amendments and Large Additions to what Formerly Has Been Published : to which is Prefixed the Century of Inventions, by the Marquis of Worcester, 1655 : Also, A Discourse on the Emigration of British Birds

Author: Thomas Lupton,McManus-Young Collection (Library of Congress)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Birds

Page: 220

View: 4379


The Rain and Blossom (Rabbit Brook Tales Volume 2)

Author: Colin Wilce

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847281052


Page: 90

View: 1838

Every year the rains come during late Budding Season. This time the weather is so extreme that the Council orders an evacuation All that are able take refuge in the Mushroom Cave at the far end of the Terraces but Pippy Pippin and Tom Fluff risk everything by trying to rescue Nan Moss, the old doe that lives at Dam Bottom Cottage. At the end of the Budding Season, the Blossom Tree Celebration is held on the Dance House lawn. Preparations go well until Walter and Min have an argument that leads to the loss of the day's drink supply. Pippy volunteers to help whilst leaving the twins with Mr and Mrs Fluff. However, the twins get locked in the Drink Factory on their own and spend an evening trapped until rescued by Pippy. Next day, the Celebration takes place with a surprise ending.

Edge of the Rain

Author: Beverley Harper

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN: 1742626874

Category: Fiction

Page: 540

View: 8256

Hunger ached in her belly... the lioness slid forward as close as she dared. The little boy seconds away from death was two, maybe three years old. He was lost in the heat-soaked sand that was the Kalahari desert. Toddler Alex Theron is miraculously rescued by a passing clan of Kalahari Bushmen. Over the ensuing years, the desert draws him back, for it hides a beautiful secret... diamonds. But nothing comes easily from within this turbulent continent and before Alex can ever hope to realise his dreams he will lost his mind to love and fight a bitter enemy who will stop at nothing to destroy him.

Guns & Rain

Guerrillas & Spirit Mediums in Zimbabwe

Author: David Lan

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 0852552017

Category: Guerrilla warfare

Page: 244

View: 6335

Lan shows that to understand the meaning that Zimbabwe's war of independence had for its people, the role of the spirit mediums must also be understood.

Apple und Rain

Author: Sarah Crossan

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641163609

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2707

Drei Jahre alt war Apple, als ihre Mum sie in einer stürmischen Nacht bei der Großmutter zurückließ. Seitdem hat Apple nichts von ihr gehört. Elf Jahre später taucht Mum plötzlich wieder auf. Mum ist das Gegenteil von Apples strenger, konservativer Nana. Im Glückstaumel zieht Apple bei Nana aus, direkt zu Mum. Womit sie aber nicht gerechnet hat: Sie ist nicht Mums einziges Kind. Dass ihre kleine Halbschwester Rain ebenso wenig von Apple wusste, macht die Sache nicht besser. Und dass Mum Apple als Babysitterin braucht, auch nicht. Apple dämmert, dass sie eine schwierige Wahl getroffen hat. Zum Glück kann sie sich dem Nachbarsjungen Del anvertrauen, der ziemlich gut zuhören kann ...