Author: Willi Jasper
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
Der Mann-Clan fasziniert die Deutschen immer neu. Kein Wunder, bot er doch alles, was den voyeuristischen Bürgerblick befriedigt: Prunk und Ruhm, Absturz und Selbstmord, Rausch und Exzess, Homosexualität und Inzest. Im brüderlichen Wettkampf Mann (Thomas) gegen Mann (Heinrich) blieben vor allem die Frauen auf der Strecke, nicht zuletzt Carla, die jüngste Schwester. Sie brachte sich, nur 28-jährig, mit Zyankali um. Anhand zahlreicher neuer Quellen schildert Willi Jasper erstmals ihr tragisch kurzes Leben und die mysteriösen Umstände ihres Todes. Früh versuchte Carla aus der großbürgerlichen Familie auszubrechen und als Schauspielerin ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen. Doch sie verzweifelte am ausbleibenden Erfolg, an unglücklichen Männerbeziehungen und nicht zuletzt an ihrer Existenz im Schatten der Brüder. Während Thomas ihr Bohème-Leben offen missbilligte, unterstützte Heinrich sie zwar materiell und moralisch, beutete zugleich aber ihr Leben, ihre Amouren und ihre Briefe hemmungslos für seine literarischen Zwecke aus. Umgekehrt lebte Carla nach dem Vorbild seiner Novellen und Romane – musste sie auch so sterben? Über das bewegende Porträt Carlas hinaus gelingt Jasper ein neuer, aufschlussreicher Blick auf die Schriftsteller-Brüder und die Mann-Familie insgesamt. „Sie hatte nicht das Gefühl unseres gemeinsamen Schicksals.“ Thomas Mann
THE GIFT HORSE
Author: HILDEGARD KNEF
Eyes of Artillery
Author: Edgar F. Raines
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Author: Nora Roberts
In a “sexy, suspenseful read,” #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts delivers “a slow-burning fuse of a plot that ultimately explodes in a nail-biting conclusion.”* Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions… The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed. Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows—and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning... *Booklist (starred review) From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Simona Ahrnstedt
A gripping, glittering novel of scandal and suspense that ranges from Sweden to New York City to Africa, from the bestselling author of All In . . . Alexander de la Grip is known in the tabloids and gossip blogs as a rich, decadent, jet-setting playboy who spends most of his days recovering from the night before. With a string of beautiful conquests, he seems to care about nothing and no one.Isobel Sørensen has treated patients in refugee camps and war zones, and is about to depart Sweden for a pediatric hospital in Chad. Devoted to her humanitarian work, she cares almost too deeply. Especially when she learns that Alexander is withholding desperately needed funds from her aid foundation. Is it because she’s the only woman who ever told him to go to hell? As the two push each other’s boundaries to the breaking point, the truth turns out to be much more complicated.Pain, love, trust, betrayal. Which will triumph when safety is nothing but an empty word? Praise for All In “A compelling story that has heat and heart.” —New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown “Sexy, smart, and completely unputdownable. Breathtaking, from start to finish.” —New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare “I've been searching for this feeling all year: this book left me absolutely breathless.” —New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren
My Love Story
Author: Tina Turner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Tina Turner—the long-reigning queen of rock & roll and living legend—sets the record straight about her illustrious career and complicated personal life in this eye-opening and compelling memoir. From her early years in Nutbush, Tennessee to her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner to her phenomenal success in the 1980s and beyond, Tina candidly examines her personal history, from her darkest hours to her happiest moments and everything in between. My Love Story is an explosive and inspiring story of a woman who dared to break any barriers put in her way. Emphatically showcasing Tina’s signature blend of strength, energy, heart, and soul, this is a gorgeously wrought memoir as enthralling and moving as any of her greatest hits.
Author: Dani Atkins
Publisher: Head of Zeus
What would you do if life gave you a second chance? The night of the accident changed everything... Now, five years on, Rachel's life is crumbling. She lives alone in a tiny flat, working in a dead-end job, desperate with guilt over her best friend's death. She would give anything to turn back the clock. But life doesn't work like that ... Does it? The night of the accident was a lucky escape... Now, five years on, Rachel's life is perfect. She has a wonderful fiancé, loving family and friends around her, and the career she always wanted. But why can't Rachel shake the memory of a very different life? Gripping, romantic and heartbreaking, Fractured is a magical love story that asks: can two different stories lead to the same happy ending?
Mona Lisa Overdrive
Author: William Gibson
William Gibson, author of the extraordinary multiaward-winning novel Neuromancer, has written his most brilliant and thrilling work to date . . .The Mona Lisa Overdrive. Enter Gibson's unique world—lyric and mechanical, sensual and violent, sobering and exciting—where multinational corporations and high tech outlaws vie for power, traveling into the computer-generated universe known as cyberspace. Into this world comes Mona, a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is on a collision course with internationally famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell. Since childhood, Angie has been able to tap into cyberspace without a computer. Now, from inside cyberspace, a kidnapping plot is masterminded by a phantom entity who has plans for Mona, Angie, and all humanity, plans that cannot be controlled . . . or even known. And behind the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes . . . or so they think.
Author: Nora Roberts
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts' Circle Trilogy begins with an epic tale that breaks down the boundaries between reality and the otherworldly, while forging together the passions of the men and women caught in a battle for the fate of humanity… In the last days of high summer, with lightning striking blue in a black sky, the sorcerer stood on a high cliff overlooking the raging sea… Belting out his grief into the storm, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith rails against the evil that has torn his twin brother from their family’s embrace. Her name is Lilith. Existing for over a thousand years, she has lured countless men to an immortal doom with her soul-stealing kiss. But now, this woman known as vampire will stop at nothing until she rules this world—and those beyond it… Hoyt is no match for the dark siren. But his powers come from the goddess Morrigan, and it is through her that he will get his chance at vengeance. At Morrigan’s charge, he must gather five others to form a ring of power strong enough to overcome Lilith. A circle of six: himself, the witch, the warrior, the scholar, the one of many forms, and the one he’s lost. And it is in this circle, hundreds of years in the future, where Hoyt will learn how strong his spirit—and his heart—have become… Don’t miss the other books in the Circle Trilogy Dance of the Gods Valley of Silence From the Trade Paperback edition.
Savor the Moment
Author: Nora Roberts
Wedding baker Laurel McBane has been in love with her business partner's older brother, Delaney Brown, since childhood, but she worries that her relationship with the dashing Ivy League lawyer will never move beyond friendship.