Summer of Night

A Novel

Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429985314

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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This masterfully crafted horror classic, featuring a brand-new introduction by Dan Simmons, will bring you to the edge of your seat, hair standing on end and blood freezing in your veins It's the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. From sunset bike rides to shaded hiding places in the woods, the boys' days are marked by all of the secrets and silences of an idyllic middle-childhood. But amid the sundrenched cornfields their loyalty will be pitilessly tested. When a long-silent bell peals in the middle of the night, the townsfolk know it marks the end of their carefree days. From the depths of the Old Central School, a hulking fortress tinged with the mahogany scent of coffins, an invisible evil is rising. Strange and horrifying events begin to overtake everyday life, spreading terror through the once idyllic town. Determined to exorcize this ancient plague, Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen, and Kevin must wage a war of blood—against an arcane abomination who owns the night...

Kinder der Nacht

Roman

Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641207231

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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Graf Dracula lebt! Tief in den unzugänglichen Regionen Rumäniens regt sich eine Macht, die das Ende der Welt, wie wir sie kennen, bedeuten kann ... Mit Kinder der Nacht legt der Autor der Bestseller „Im Auge des Winters“ und „Sommer der Nacht“ den ultimativen Vampir-Roman vor: düster, packend, nervenzerreißend – „Kinder der Nacht“ ist einer der spannendsten Romane, die überhaupt je geschrieben wurden.

Summer of Shadows

A Murder, A Pennant Race, and the Twilight of the Best Location in the Nation

Author: Jonathan Knight

Publisher: Clerisy Press

ISBN: 1578604672

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Summer of Shadows is an intertwining narrative that tells the story of the 1954 Cleveland Indians (which would etch itself in history as one of the greatest baseball teams in MLB history) and the infamous murder of the wife of Dr. Sam Sheppard in their home along the shore of Lake Erie — which held both the city and the nation spellbound that summer. Both of these generation-defining stories take place in the final days of the "Best Location in the Nation," the nickname for the Cleveland of the 1950s, which truly was one of the great and most influential cities in America. These two parallel tragedies harbinger an onslaught of adversity that dragged Cleveland from its lofty standing as a leading American city to one with a bleak — even comic — reputation.

Die letzten Tage der Nacht

Author: Graham Moore

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732539822

Category: Fiction

Page: 463

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"Eine geniale Reise in die Vergangenheit" The Washington Post New York, 1888. Thomas Edison hat mit seiner bahnbrechenden Erfindung der Glühbirne ein Wunder gewirkt. Die Elektrizität ist geboren, die dunklen Tage der Menschheit sind Vergangenheit. Nur eine Sache steht Edison und seinem Monopol im Weg, sein Konkurrent George Westinghouse. Zwischen den beiden Männern entbrennt ein juristischer Kampf, es geht um die Milliarden-Dollar-Frage: Wer hat die Glühbirne wirklich erfunden? Und wer hat also die Macht, ein ganzes Land zu elektrifizieren? Der NEW YORK TIMES-Bestseller jetzt auf deutsch! Graham Moore, der für sein Drehbuch für den Film "Imitation Game" mit einem Oscar ausgezeichnet wurde, ist mit "Die letzten Tage der Nacht" ein packender historischer Roman gelungen, der auf wahren Ereignissen beruht.

Ich weiß, was du letzten Sommer getan hast

Author: Lois Duncan

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641079896

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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Faszinierend, schockierend und atemberaubend spannend – Psychothriller mit Tiefgang »Ich weiß, was du letzten Sommer getan hast ... «, behauptet der Verfasser eines anonymen Briefs und versetzt damit Julie, Ray, Helen und Barry in Angst und Schrecken. Eigentlich war es »nur« ein Unfall – doch an jenem Juliabend vor einem Jahr beschlossen die vier Freunde, das tödliche Ereignis für immer als ihr Geheimnis zu bewahren. Aber irgendjemand kennt die Wahrheit – und will Rache! Und damit beginnt ein albtraumhafter Wettlauf auf Leben und Tod ...

Body of Night

Selected Poems

Author: Gilbert Langevin,Marc Plourde

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 9780919349469

Category: Canadian poetry (French) Translations into English

Page: 135

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Elm Haven

Zwei Romane in einem Band

Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641234751

Category: Fiction

Page: 1008

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Es ist der Sommer 1960. Die schwüle Hitze macht allen in Elm Haven, Illinois, schwer zu schaffen, und die Tage fließen träge dahin. Für die fünf Freunde Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen und Kevin wird diese Zeit zum Sommer ihres Lebens, dessen Ereignisse ein unzerstörbares Band der Freundschaft und des geteilten Grauens zwischen ihnen schmieden werden. Denn noch ahnen sie nicht, was im Keller ihrer Schule lauert. Noch liegt Elm Haven friedlich in der Sommerhitze ... Mit "Elm Haven", das die beiden Romane "Sommer der Nacht" und "Im Auge des Winters" enthält, hat Dan Simmons einen großen Klassiker der amerikanischen Horrorliteratur geschrieben..

Der Sommer, als ich starb

Thriller

Author: Ryan C. Thomas

Publisher: Festa

ISBN: 3865525156

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Psychopathisch und extrem brutal Der Sommer, als ich starb erzählt den Albtraum der Schulfreunde Roger und Tooth, die in die Klauen eines irren Sadisten und dessen blutrünstigen Hundes geraten ... Die Gewalt in diesem Thriller ist kaum zu ertragen, doch er ist so gut geschrieben, dass der Leser einfach nicht fliehen kann. horrorandmore.de: »Ein spannender Pageturner, der eher gelassen beginnt und sich bis zum Ende zu einem Monster von Horror-Roman steigert.«

Ordinary Light

A memoir

Author: Tracy K. Smith

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307962679

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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From the dazzlingly original Pulitzer Prize-winning poet hailed for her “extraordinary range and ambition” (The New York Times Book Review): a quietly potent memoir that explores coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter. The youngest of five children, Tracy K. Smith was raised with limitless affection and a firm belief in God by a stay-at-home mother and an engineer father. But just as Tracy is about to leave home for college, her mother is diagnosed with cancer, a condition she accepts as part of God’s plan. Ordinary Light is the story of a young woman struggling to fashion her own understanding of belief, loss, history, and what it means to be black in America. In lucid, clear prose, Smith interrogates her childhood in suburban California, her first collision with independence at Harvard, and her Alabama-born parents’ recollections of their own youth in the Civil Rights era. These dizzying juxtapositions—of her family’s past, her own comfortable present, and the promise of her future—will in due course compel Tracy to act on her passions for love and “ecstatic possibility,” and her desire to become a writer. Shot through with exquisite lyricism, wry humor, and an acute awareness of the beauty of everyday life, Ordinary Light is a gorgeous kaleidoscope of self and family, one that skillfully combines a child’s and teenager’s perceptions with adult retrospection. Here is a universal story of being and becoming, a classic portrait of the ways we find and lose ourselves amid the places we call home. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide

Summer of Caprice

Author: Vančura, Vladislav

Publisher: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press

ISBN: 8024632896

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

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In Summer of Caprice (the classic novel of the Twenties that was adapted into the beloved film of the Czech New Wave in the Sixties) the arrival of a magician and his girlfriend to a sleepy spa town sets off a series of events that will turn the lives of everyone in Little Karlsbad upside down. Set over the course of just three days in June, this poetic and comic novel beautifully captures the atmosphere of a small town, as Vančura juxtaposes the mundanity of life with the majesty of language. The playful narrative, linguistic dexterity, and metatextuality that has only become richer over the decades are hallmarks of this brilliant work of interwar modernism. “The witty conversation and ingenious dialogues surpass the plot itself.” —Epoch Times “Certainly, Vladislav Vančura’s language is a test for any translator’s mettle.” —Alice Horáčková, MF Dnes „(What makes Vladislav Vančura unique) is that all of his avant-garde searching finally led him to the epic’s classical approach, which enabled him, like no other prose writer in the world, to appropriate all the fundamental epiphanies of modern lyric poetry.” —M. Kundera, The Art of the Novel: Vladislav Vančura’s Journey in Search of the Great Epic

Blutiges Frühjahr

Fantastischer Thriller

Author: Greg F. Gifune

Publisher: Festa

ISBN: 3865521835

Category: Fiction

Page: 417

View: 1919

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Nach dem Selbstmord von Bernhard wird die gemeinsame Kindheit für Alan, Rick und Donald wieder lebendig - doch anders, als sie die Zeit in Erinnerung haben. Hat Bernhard damals grausame Ritualmorde verübt? Und niemand soll es bemerkt haben? Aber er war doch ihr Freund, sie kannten ihn genau. Lief er wirklich nach der Schule in den Wald und quälte dort junge Frauen zu Tode? Dann erfüllt sich Bernhards letzte, rätselhafte Ankündigung: Es wird ein blutiges Frühjahr geben. Tatsächlich findet man in den Wäldern mehr und mehr verstümmelte Frauenleichen. Alles deutet auf den Toten als Täter. Doch wie sollte so etwas möglich sein ... wie? Greg F. Gifune (geb. 1963) gilt als einer der besten Thrillerautoren seiner Generation. Es sind bereits 15 Romane von ihm erschienen. Ihr dunkel-melancholischer Ton hat ihn unter Kritikern und Lesern fanatische Fans gesichert. Er lebt mit seiner Frau und einer ganzen Schar Katzen in Massachusetts/USA. Seine Website findet man unter www.GregFGifune.com. Tom Piccirilli: »Greg F. Gifune weiß, wie er Dir das Blut in den Adern gefrieren lässt.« Brian Keene: »Gifune ist, ganz einfach, einer der absolut besten Erzähler der Dark-Fiction.« Robert Dunbar: »Hart, gnadenlos und leidenschaftlich wie die pure Sünde.« Ed Gorman: »Greg Gifune ist wirklich einzigartig. Er bringt Licht in seine Dunkelheit und Dunkelheit in seine Wirklichkeit. Unter den jungen Thrillerautoren gehört er zu meinen Lieblingen.«

Poems of night and day

Author: Fedor Ivanovich Ti︠u︡tchev,Eugene Mark Kayden

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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Soccer

A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #24: Soccer on Sunday

Author: Mary Pope Osborne,Natalie Pope Boyce

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385386311

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #24: Soccer on Sunday, they had lots of questions. How did soccer get started? Who are some of its greatest players? What is the World Cup? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts behind one of the world's most popular sports. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs. Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!

China: Land of the Emperor's Great Wall

A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #14: Day of the Dragon King

Author: Mary Pope Osborne,Natalie Pope Boyce

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385386370

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie!! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #14: Day of the Dragon King, they had lots of questions. Who was the Dragon King? How did he build the Great Wall? What is Chinese New Year? What are some other Chinese traditions? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about Chinese history and culture. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs. Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!

Blaue Stunden

Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843702233

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 2667

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„In manchen Breitengraden gibt es vor der Sommersonnenwende und danach eine Zeitspanne, nur wenige Wochen, in der die Dämmerungen lang und blau werden. Während der blauen Stunden glaubt man, der Tag wird nie enden. Wenn die Zeit der blauen Stunden sich dem Ende nähert (und das wird sie, sie endet), erlebt man ein Frösteln, eine Vorahnung der Krankheit: das blaue Licht verschwindet, die Tage werden schon kürzer, der Sommer ist vorbei.“ In Blaue Stunden erinnert Joan Didion sich an ihre Tochter Quintana, daran,wie es war, sie aufwachsen zu sehen und Abschied zu nehmen, als Quintana mit nur 39 Jahren starb. Eine sehr persönliche Bilanz der großen amerikanischen Autorin und ein ehrliches Buch über Tod und Vergänglichkeit, Erinnerung und Alter, über das, was wir verlieren, und das, was bleibt.

Instruments of Night

Author: Thomas H. Cook

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307573559

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Thomas Cook is one of today's most acclaimed writers of psychological thrillers, penning hypnotic tales of forbidden love and devastating secrets. Now he has written an unforgettable novel that weaves one man's tortured life with a deadly mystery that spans five decades.... Riverwood is an artists' community in the Hudson River valley, a serene place where writers can perfect their craft. But for all its beauty and isolation, it was once touched by a terrible crime--the murder of a teenage girl who lived on the estate fifty years ago. Faye Harrison's killer was never caught--and now her dying mother is desperate to learn the truth about her daughter's murder. Enter Paul Graves, a writer who draws upon the pain of his own tragic past to write haunting tales of mystery. Graves has been summoned to Riverwood for an unusual assignment: to apply the art of fiction to a crime that was real, and then write a story that will answer the questions that keep Faye's mother from a peaceful death. Just a story. It doesn't have to be true. Or does it? From the Paperback edition.

Die Nacht

Erinnerung und Zeugnis

Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451060144

Category:

Page: 157

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How to Be Sick

A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers

Author: Toni Bernhard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861719263

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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This life-affirming, instructive, and thoroughly inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who is - or who might one day be - sick. It can also be the perfect gift of guidance, encouragement, and uplifting inspiration to family, friends, and loved ones struggling with the many terrifying or disheartening life changes that come so close on the heels of a diagnosis of a chronic condition or life-threatening illness. Authentic and graceful, How to be Sick reminds us of our endless inner freedom, even under high degrees of suffering and pain. The author - who became ill while a university law professor in the prime of her career - tells the reader how she got sick and, to her and her partner's bewilderment, stayed that way. Toni had been a longtime meditator, going on long meditation retreats and spending many hours rigorously practicing, but soon discovered that she simply could no longer engage in those difficult and taxing forms. She had to learn ways to make "being sick" the heart of her spiritual practice - and through truly learning how to be sick, she learned how, even with many physical and energetic limitations, to live a life of equanimity, compassion, and joy. And whether we ourselves are ill or not, we can learn these vital arts from Bernhard's generous wisdom in How to Be Sick.