Ein Sommer wie kein zweiter


Author: Jo Thomas


ISBN: 3732529630

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9270

EIN ITALIENISCHER SOMMER VOLLER KÖSTLICHER ÜBERRASCHUNGEN Ein Abend mit der besten Freundin, einem Computer und jeder Menge Prosecco, und plötzlich ist Ruthie Besitzerin eines italienischen Bauernhauses. Doch das Haus entpuppt sich als Ruine, die neuen Nachbarn begegnen ihr mit Argwohn, und Ruthie hat keine Ahnung, was sie mit all den Olivenbäumen anfangen soll. Schnell steht fest: Sie will zurück nach Hause. Dafür muss sie zuerst das Haus verkaufen. Hilfe suchend wendet sie sich an ihren Nachbarn Marco, der sich in mehr als einer Hinsicht als wahrer Glücksgriff entpuppt und ihre Pläne gewaltig durcheinanderwirbelt ...

The £1.000.000 Bank Note (and other stories)

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849674495

Category: Fiction

Page: 110

View: 2890

One of Mark Twain’s best-known stories is "The £1,000,000 Bank-Note". It charts the magical rags-to-riches ascent of a virtuous and resourceful mining broker's clerk from San Francisco who arrives in London with a single dollar in his pocket, and proceeds to ultimate and splendid financial success and fame in London society—a paean to ingenuity and a celebration of its cunning confidence-man narrator. Included are furthermore ‘Mental Telegraphy’, ‘A Cure for the Blues”, ’The Enemy Conquered; or, Love Triumphat’, ‘Playing The Courier’, ‘The German Chicago’ and ‘A Petition To The Queen Of England”.

Last Stories and Other Stories

Author: William T Vollmann

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698135482

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 9271

Supernaturally tinged stories from William T. Vollmann, author of the National Book Award winner Europe Central In this magnificent new work of fiction, his first in nine years, celebrated author William T. Vollmann offers a collection of ghost stories linked by themes of love, death, and the erotic. A Bohemian farmer’s dead wife returns to him, and their love endures, but at a gruesome price. A geisha prolongs her life by turning into a cherry tree. A journalist, haunted by the half-forgotten killing of a Bosnian couple, watches their story, and his own wartime tragedy, slip away from him. A dying American romances the ghost of his high school sweetheart while a homeless salaryman in Tokyo animates paper cutouts of ancient heroes. Are ghosts memories, fantasies, or monsters? Is there life in death? Vollmann has always operated in the shadowy borderland between categories, and these eerie tales, however far-flung their settings, all focus on the attempts of the living to avoid, control, or even seduce death. Vollmann’s stories will transport readers to a fantastical world where love and lust make anything possible.

“Hero Strong” and Other Stories

Tales of Girlhood Ambition, Female Masculinity, and Women’s Worldly Achievement in Antebellum America

Author: Mary Gibson

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1621900517

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 172

View: 4198

Challenging traditional gender expectations, thousands of girls of Gibson's generation not only aspired to public careers as writers, artists, educators, and even doctors but also began to experiment with new forms of "female masculinity" in attitude, bearing, behavior, dress, and sexuality--a pattern only gradually domesticated by the nonthreatening image of the "tomboy." Some, such as Gibson, at once realized and reenacted their dreams on the pages of antebellum story papers. This first modern scholarly edition of Mary Gibson's early fiction features ten tales of teenage girls (seemingly much like Gibson herself) who fearlessly appropriate masculine traits, defy contemporary gender norms, and struggle to fulfill high worldly ambitions.

The Dreams in the Witch House

And Other Weird Stories

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440650772

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 7947

"The dreams were wholly beyond the pale of sanity . . . " Plagued by insane nightmare visions, Walter Gilman seeks help in Miskatonic University's infamous library of forbidden books, where, in the pages of Abdul Alhazred's dreaded Necronomicon, he finds terrible hints that seem to connect his own studies in advanced mathematics with the fantastic legends of elder magic. The Dreams in the Witch House, gathered together here with more than twenty other tales of terror, exemplifies H. P. Lovecraft's primacy among twentieth-century American horror writers. This volume is a companion to the other two Penguin Classics edition of Lovecraft's work: The Call of the Cthulhu and The Thing on the Doorstep. This original collection presents the definitive texts of the work, including a newly restored text of "The Shadow out of time" along with S. T. Joshi's invaluable introduction and notes. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Baked by Savta

A Collection of Childrens' Stories

Author: Bea Stadtler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595213898

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 124

View: 1473

In memory of Bea Stadtler, award-winning author, a new collection of stories for children has been published.Bea Stadtler, a longtime teacher and writer, was the author of hundreds of articles and books for young people. Much of her work is devoted to the study of the Holocaust. This is the first collection of short stories for children written by Mrs. Stadtler. The book is a combination of stories written for her many grandchildren as well as original Midrashim, which add to our understanding of biblical events.

Death at the Excelsior

And Other Stories

Author: P. G. Wodehouse

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775451178

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

View: 3187

Although P.G. Wodehouse is best known as a writer of humorous fiction, he also tried his hand at other genres, as well. The title story in this wide-ranging collection is a detective story, albeit one that is served up with a heaping dollop of the hilarity for which Wodehouse's work is acclaimed. This comprehensive collection of short pieces from Wodehouse is a perfect introduction to his unique style.

Der Olivenhain


Author: Courtney Miller Santo

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641086787

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7508

Sonnige Hügel, köstliche Oliven und das Geheimnis des Glücks Seit vielen Generationen leben die Kellers im sonnigen Kildron und bauen Oliven an. Sie sind keine gewöhnliche Familie, denn durch eine besondere Veranlagung haben die weiblichen Nachkommen ein besonders langes Leben, und die älteste, Anna, ist 112 Jahre alt. Als ein Forscher auf die Familie aufmerksam wird, versetzt er sie in große Unruhe. Auf der Suche nach dem Grund der mysteriösen Langlebigkeit stößt er auf ein Netz aus gut gehüteten Familiengeheimnissen, und es kommen einige Wahrheiten ans Tageslicht, denen die Keller-Frauen bisher immer aus dem Weg gegangen sind. Von da an ist nichts mehr, wie es war ...

Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit and Other Stories

Author: P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473518598

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4163

‘Does one desire the Yule-tide spirit, sir?’ ‘Certainly one does. I am all for it.’ Aunts, engagements, misunderstandings and hangover cures; this delightful collection from ‘the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness’ (Julian Fellowes) brings together a baker’s dozen of P. G. Wodehouse’s finest short stories. ‘A comic master’ David Walliams ‘A cavalcade of perfect joy’ Caitlin Moran

Olive Branch

Author: Joanne Laoutaris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781456775513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 84

View: 8838

This is the story of one woman. But it's not just one woman's story. It's also about family. A daughter of Greek Cypriot parents who came to the United Kingdom in the fifties, for better prospects and education for a future family. Growing up in a household ruled by obedience, respect and discipline. As her fathers' business became successful she had to spend any spare time helping out and this became her first insight into another world. She met and fell in love with an Englishman, the suffocation she already felt exploded into ostracism by her family. Events have determined the woman she is today and this forthright and truthful account is one woman's determination to succeed.

The Chestnut Tree (A Short Story)

An irresistible romance of love and laughter

Author: Jo Thomas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472223756

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 4003

Treat yourself to this wonderfully funny and romantic short story by Jo Thomas, kindle bestselling author of The Oyster Catcher, The Olive Branch and Honey Farm on the Hill, available exclusively in ebook. Praise for Jo Thomas' The Olive Branch: 'Sun, good food and romance, what more could you want?' Heat When Ellie Russet leaves home and her restaurant in the wake of disaster to housesit in the Kent countryside, the last thing she wants to do is cook for a living - ever again. Ellie's new neighbour, Daniel Fender, is struggling to make ends meet as a furniture maker. Could the answer to his problems lie in the chestnut orchard at the bottom of the garden? Only Ellie can help Daniel unlock the delicious secret that will bring them the fresh starts they need. And as autumn approaches, romance will blossom amid the glowing embers of the chestnut fire... Contains an extract from Jo's second novel, THE OLIVE BRANCH What readers are saying about The Chestnut Tree: 'A gorgeously satisfying short tale that appeals to all the senses' 'This is a fab little story with delightful characters all played out in a beautiful rural setting' 'A lovely story. Strong characters, fast-paced plot. A joy to read'

Olive Odyssey

Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That Seduced the World

Author: Julie Angus

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1771000066

Category: Cooking

Page: 344

View: 3615

When Julie Angus visits her relatives in Syria, where they continue a centuries-old tradition of making olive oil, she understands that the olive is at the very core of who they are. Her curiosity piqued, she begins to wonder about the origins and history of this fruit that has meant so much to them. Angus, her husband, and their ten-month-old son embark on a Mediterranean voyage to retrace the route of the Phoenicians and discover who ate the first olive and learned to make oil from it, why it became such an influential commodity for many of the greatest civilizations, and how it expanded from its earliest roots in the Middle East. As they sail the dazzling waters of the Mediterranean, Angus and her husband collect samples from ancient trees, testing them to determine where the first olive tree originated. They also feast on inky black tapenades in Cassis, nibble on codfish and chickpeas creamed in olive oil in Sardinia, witness the harvesting of olives in Greece, and visit perhaps the oldest olive tree in the world, on Crete.

Momma's Olive Branch

A True Story

Author: Elizabeth Tisdale Armstrong

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469103516

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 127

View: 9287

Mommas Olive Branch is a true story about a familys struggle with illness and death. The author tells the tale through her own eyes about how cancer and diabetes take the lives of her parents, leaving her and two younger brothers to cope with life on their own. The story is full of rich descriptions and details as it takes readers on a young girls journey to adulthood, with all the trials and tribulations she must face. The story is fi lled with messages of hope and inspiration for readers, that death is not a fi nal ending, and love can help anyone through difficult times. For more info see elizabethtisdalearmstrong.com