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Scar City: Roman (German Edition) by Shreyas Rajagopal,Stefanie Jacobs,Simone Jakob

By Shreyas Rajagopal,Stefanie Jacobs,Simone Jakob

Eine Stadt, die alles bietet außer Heimat. Geld, das alles kaufen kann außer Hoffnung. Wo findest du Halt, wenn deine Welt zusammenbricht?
In der neonerleuchteten, unbarmherzigen Megalopolis Bombay leben Rish und seine Freunde auf einer Insel aus Gold. Als Kinder reicher ltern schwimmen sie in Geld, ihre Kreditkarte kennt kein restrict und sie selbst auch nicht. Ihr Alltag besteht aus Partys, Shoppen und intercourse, eine rastlose Suche nach Höhepunkten. Viele zieht es ins Ausland, auch Rish geht zum Studium nach big apple. Doch jetzt ist er zurück in Bombay, spontan, mitten im Semester. Er ist nervös, labil, lebt noch exzessiver als früher. Weder Freunde noch Eltern kennen den wahren Grund: Rish gibt sich die Mitschuld am Selbstmord von Rahul, dem Bruder seines ältesten Freundes. Niemand weiß, dass Rish einer der Letzten struggle, der Rahul lebend gesehen hat. Jetzt fressen seine Schuldgefühle ihn auf. Dann wird auf einer occasion seine beste Freundin vergewaltigt. Rish ist im freien Fall. Kann es Erlösung für ihn geben?

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When Words Were Mountains by Janet R. Altman

By Janet R. Altman

A mom and daughter face the demanding situations of studying disabilities during this heartfelt, uplifting story.
Rosemary Enrico watches her daughter trudge to and from institution weighed down through a backpack filled with books she cannot learn. 3rd grade homework consumes hours. Parked on a folding chair subsequent to Dawn’s table, Rosemary reads assignments aloud and copes with Sammy’s jealousy.  
Why can’t sunrise learn? the lecturers supply Rosemary reassurance, now not solutions. they are saying Dawn’s each piece as vivid as Kurt who has honor roll certificate galore. definite sunrise will learn whilst she's prepared, Frank tells Rosemary her consistent caring undermines their daughter. Worse but, he opposes the diagnostic trying out sunrise needs. 
Early in September, whilst a alternative supplies a evaluation spelling try, sunrise discovers she's even dumber than she notion. each note is incorrect. That night, whilst homework crowds out one other bedtime tub, sunrise tells Rosemary she desires to move slowly again within her abdominal and be born smart. 

Janet Altman grew up sooner than the sector of studying disabilities existed. The kindergarten instructor argued opposed to selling her to first grade. Altman’s mom refused to carry her again. From first grade via highschool and school, Altman excelled in sure topics. In others, irrespective of how demanding she attempted, she floundered and fell at the back of. Years of such bewildering stories had an emotional impact.
How childrens study and, extra importantly, find out how to aid those that aren’t studying like their classmates interested Altman. She graduated from university and taught youngsters with quite a few problems within the Chicago suburbs. After incomes her master’s measure, she launched into a occupation as a studying disabilities clinician.
Altman well-known major alterations among her younger son's strengths and weaknesses. He got studying disabilities remediation of their local public institution from kindergarten via fourth grade, while he now not wanted the specialist's expertise.

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The Rock Island Line: Conversations Over Chicken and by Michelle Dobbs

By Michelle Dobbs

Lilly Moore lives in a small city that's the first hyperlink of a railroad line that connects the Wild West to Chicago, and directly to the Atlantic Ocean. She is studying, within the middle of the Moore extended family, the original duties that they shoulder, either unwillingly and willingly for the nice of the Rock Island line that's her kinfolk legacy. to find peace with the settlers of the becoming urban and inside herself, Lilly learns that love defies either colour and sophistication, and that households are available many packages.

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game by Dennis Bills

By Dennis Bills

a secret...two dreams...three lacking children...and 4 associates whose lives are approximately to alter ceaselessly. Lookout element is a demise city. it is also a city in denial, approximately it truly is fate...and it is background. yet it is not till the loss of life seconds of the neighborhood footy grand ultimate that all of it starts to unravel.

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Eine Familie mit Tieren: Erzählung (German Edition) by Panos Ioannides,Brigitte Münch

By Panos Ioannides,Brigitte Münch

»Seid ihr wirklich sicher, dass die Tiere verstehen, was once ihr ihnen sagt?« Für Vater Petros scheint seine Familie eine ganz normale zypriotische Familie zu sein, mit eigenem Haus, großem Garten und bezaubernden Kindern. Doch Elina und Alexandros sprechen nicht nur mit den Tieren, sondern sie geben ihnen sogar Namen, zähmen und pflegen gefundene Igel und Schwalbenbabys, bringen Streunerkatzen und Straßenhunde mit nach Hause und sind fest davon überzeugt dass die Tiere sie verstehen. was once für das junge Geschwisterpaar selbstverständlich ist, ist für die Eltern eine Zumutung. Als immer mehr Familienmitglieder, Freunde und Bekannte, dann auch der hysterische Tierhasser Nektarios und vor allem der exzentrische Opa-Alexandros sich in turbulente Tier-Geschichten verwickeln, wird für den Vater Petros klar, dass seine Kinder nicht nur eine besondere Gabe besitzen, sondern auch ihre Umgebung damit anstecken. Eine Eigenschaft mit unverhofften Ergebnissen.
Panos Ioannides beschreibt hier mit viel Poesie und Gefühl eine außergewöhnliche zypriotische Familie, deren Mitglieder zu Beschützern der Tiere werden. Seine Erzählung ist eine Mahnung an die Gesellschaft für mehr Re-spekt im Umgang mit Tieren, ohne erhobenen Zeigefinger, aber dafür mit viel Witz und Charme.

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Untold by Amy Spitzfaden

By Amy Spitzfaden

With an alcoholic brother and a classy friendship together with her most sensible friend’s boyfriend, twenty-one-year-old Katie Winters has continuously used images as an break out. but if a instructor activates her to discover the very emotions she’s been attempting to forget about, Katie unearths herself portray 3 mysterious phrases below an deserted bridge: I omit you. the sensation is actual, yet after looking her reminiscence, Katie can’t contemplate someone who she may have meant.
Then Katie meets Robin, an environmental fanatic usual to Katie in a fashion she can’t position. His presence plagues her with the sensation that the final time they met, anything went horribly improper. In pursuit of solutions, Katie reveals herself stuck up in a global of secrets and techniques, troublemakers, barely-legal schemes, and pictures of a narrative that was once misplaced lengthy earlier than her birth.

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The Free Farm: A Novel (Appalachian Writing Series, Working by Larry Smith

By Larry Smith

a narrative of discovering freedom and love in America's Heartlands within the overdue Nineteen Sixties. "Larry Smith's THE loose FARM is either a singular and a romance concerning the tough fact of kinfolk and the methods we find the character of who we're by means of whom and what we like. Written in a powerful, delicate yet by no means sentimentalizing voice, Smith has penned one of those religious being-of-age novel, whereas nonetheless offering a clear-eyed examine a turbulent, attention-grabbing period of the yank experience."
- Charles Dodd White,

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The Endless Summer by R.M. Klein

By R.M. Klein

The never-ending summer season, set in 1963, is the tale of the Kelly kinfolk saga. Dan and Moreen have 4 striking all-American kids—Danny Junior, Randy, and twins Garry and Cindy. in addition they helped increase Moreen’s cousin’s boy, Deacon James Dean, after he used to be orphaned a decade sooner than. He lives doorways down at the similar road. Rhonda lives in among Deacon and the Kelly’s. Cindy’s boyfriend, Dave, lives around the highway, and infrequently Garry dates his little sister, Barbara Ann, yet it’s now not severe. Cindy fantasizes approximately eloping, whereas Dave thinks of becoming a member of the military, like her father had. Dan Senior owns the Cadillac lot of their fatherland of Sunnyvale, California; one in Glendale, California; and one in Oahu, Hawaiʽi. This summer time, the Kellys have deliberate a surf safari down the West Coast after commencement to take co-op teenagers and a few of the buddies to Hawai‛i for the Diamond Head Open Surf contest! Deacon, Danny, Randy, Garry, and Rhonda are all contenders! Deacon is a pre-pro-circuit surfer, the 1st of his style. whilst he and his workforce perform the Diamond Head Open, he upsets Laolo, the Hawaiian neighborhood bad-boy and three-time Open winner, and is compelled to race him within the Island’s ‘Dead Rat Trap’. Their fates at the Island depend upon a good consequence of that ‘Rat Race’, specially simply because Garry begins relationship Lana, Laolo’s little sister! There’s a love triangle among Deacon and Randy—they either love Cassandra Diamond. Deacon steps as much as marry Cassie after Wendy ruins her and Danny’s marriage ceremony plans for somebody none of them suspected! Deacon’s choice to race charges him dearly, and within the aftermath, the complete Kelly extended family reveals their genuine actual loves that life-altering summer season of 1963. nobody might be in a position to fail to remember Deacon Dean and his suggest highway computer Darlyne and the never-ending summer time of ’63!

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Of The Sea by R.L. Brown

By R.L. Brown

Morgan hasn't ever belonged anywhere.
Connor might provide every thing to leave.
On an opportunity assembly at the seashore, every thing changes.
Connor can not seem to keep away from her regardless of the secrets and techniques that encompass her. with out kinfolk and a mysterious backstory, Morgan flips Connor's lifestyles upside down.
He's confident it truly is for the higher yet Morgan isn't really really so yes if she will be able to enable her protect down.
Together, the 2 of them unwind the devastation of abandonment, nervousness and discovering your home in an international that does not relatively consider like home.

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Le Baby-sitter (Domaine français) (French Edition) by Jean-Philippe Blondel

By Jean-Philippe Blondel

Dix-neuf ans. Étudiant. Pas d’argent. Pour pouvoir remplir son frigo et s’amuser un peu, il n’y a guère de recommendations. Travailler dans un fast-food. Surveiller les activités périscolaires. Ou opter pour le baby-sitting. C’est ce que choisit Alex, finalement. Mais lorsqu’il dépose son annonce à los angeles boulangerie du coin, il est loin d’imaginer l. a. série de personnages qu’il va rencontrer, et à quel aspect cet emploi va modifier sa notion du monde. Il ne peut surtout pas se douter combien sa présence va influer sur los angeles vie de ses nouveaux employeurs. Parce que, au fond, ce que l’on confie à un baby-sitter, pour quelques heures, c’est ce que l’on a de plus précieux – ses enfants, sa maison, le cœur même de son existence.

Un roman sur les liens que l’on tisse et sur ceux que l’on tranche – et sur cette humanité qui tente, bon an mal an, de tenir et d’avancer, en rêvant de courir et de dévaler les pentes.

« Un texte tendre sur le glissement des années. » A.-E. L., Biba.

« Un roman tendre, drôle et poétique. » J.-Cl. Perrier, Livres Hebdo.

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