Meine Nachmittage mit Eva
Author: Bärbel Schäfer
Publisher: Gütersloher Verlagshaus
»Ich sehe ihre Nummer am Unterarm und möchte weinen.« (Bärbel Schäfer) Zwei Frauen, zwei Generationen, zwei Erfahrungswelten: Bärbel Schäfer und die 85-jährige Eva Szepesi. Eva trägt eine tätowierte Nummer auf dem Unterarm. Sie war erst elf Jahre alt, als sie allein vor den Nazis fliehen musste und schließlich nach Auschwitz gebracht wurde ... Jeden Mittwoch besucht Bärbel Schäfer ihre Freundin, und die beiden sprechen über Gewalt, Schrecken und Angst, aber auch über Freundschaft, Toleranz, Geborgenheit und Respekt. Es geht in diesem Buch um eine der letzten Überlebenden eines Konzentrationslagers. Bärbel Schäfer gelingt es auf empathische Weise und literarisch brillant, ihre eigene Lebensgeschichte vor den Erzählungen Evas zu spiegeln und damit ihre erschütternden Erfahrungen ins Heute zu holen. Zwei Frauen, zwei Generationen, zwei Welten Bärbel Schäfers Leben im Spiegel des Lebens einer der letzten KZ-Überlebenden Wider das Vergessen! Literarisch brillant und voller Empathie
Männer mit Gefühl
Author: Bärbel Schäfer
Publisher: Gütersloher Verlagshaus
Männer ticken anders ... vor allem heute Wie fühlen Männer? Haben sie Angst vor dem Altern? Wie gehen sie mit Trauer um, und was bedeutet Heimat für sie? Welche Rolle spielen Frauen in ihrem Leben? Bärbel Schäfer bringt prominente Männer dazu, kleine und große Geheimnisse preiszugeben. Sie enthüllt erstaunliche Seiten und erlaubt so einen Blick hinter die Kulissen dieser starken Typen. Neben einer inspirierenden und grundsätzlichen Einleitung zum Thema Männer und Gefühle erzählt sie von dem besonderen Charisma der Interviewten. Lesen Sie also in diesem Buch über die etwas anderen Gespräche mit Rea Garvey, Adel Tawil, Bodo Kirchhoff, Konstantin Wecker, Andreas Bourani, Joachim Mexerhoff, Ranga Yogeschwar, Hannes Jaenicke, Wolfgang Niedecken, Johannes B. Kerner, Klaas Heufer-Umlauf Leander Haußmann und Oliver Berben – und erfahren Sie was all diese Prominenten besonders macht. Dieses Buch hilft, Männer zu verstehen Ein besonderes Lesebuch – nicht nur für Frauen Eine Kooperation mit der Zeitschrift emotion
The international bestseller that has touched millions of readers around the world is now available in a deluxe illustrated edition, featuring powerful illustrations by acclaimed artist Oliver Jeffers. Berlin, 1942: When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people in the distance. But Bruno decides there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different from his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences. Now available in a gorgeous deluxe edition featuring stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Oliver Jeffers, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas takes on dramatic new intensity.
The heart-warming story of how a tiny hedgehog helped one man find hope. 'Could you look after it for a couple of days? . . .' So begins the extraordinary friendship between veterinarian Massimo, who is at a low spot in his life, and a tiny, orphaned hedgehog. Only a few days old, covered with soft, white quills and mewling quietly, this little creature will turn around his life forever. Through the sheer force of Ninna's personality - curious, playful, affectionate - and the sudden, unexpected paternal protectiveness he feels nursing her back to health, Massimo reconnects with the world - and finally begins to feel like home. But as Ninna wakes from her first hibernation, she grows up, like any teenager, longing for freedom. A creature of the wild, she craves the free range of the woods beyond Massimo's house. Massimo must accept that Ninna is ready to move on . . . but one little hedgehog saved and released into her natural habitat is a new beginning for Massimo: setting up a sanctuary for the injured, orphaned, fragile - but with a will to live so strong it is truly contagious. A Handful of Happiness is their funny and life-affirming story - a celebration of our favourite prickly wildlife creature, which will make you laugh and cry. Perfect for animal lovers and fans of A Streetcat Named Bob, Arthur, Finding Gobi and Monty Don's Nigel.
The Way of the Bow
Author: Paulo Coelho
This book is written exclusively for the internet by the international best-selling author Paulo Coelho."The Way of the Bow" relates the story of Tetsuya, the best archer of the country, who conveys his teachings to a boy in his village. Throughout the story, several essential thoughts are reflected: our daily efforts and work, how to overcome difficulties, steadfastness, and courage to take risky decisions.Paulo Coelho has managed to express in these pages many of the values which inspire our daily work: innovation, flexibility, adaptation to changes, enthusiasm, and team work.
Author: Deborah Feldman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Traces the author's upbringing in a Hasidic community in Brooklyn, describing the strict rules that governed her life, arranged marriage at the age of seventeen, and the birth of her son, which led to her plan to leave and forge her own path in life.
Author: Reiner Stach
Publisher: Princeton University Press
This is the acclaimed central volume of the definitive biography of Franz Kafka. Reiner Stach spent more than a decade working with over four thousand pages of journals, letters, and literary fragments, many never before available, to re-create the atmosphere in which Kafka lived and worked from 1910 to 1915, the most important and best-documented years of his life. This period, which would prove crucial to Kafka's writing and set the course for the rest of his life, saw him working with astonishing intensity on his most seminal writings--The Trial, The Metamorphosis, The Man Who Disappeared (Amerika), and The Judgment. These are also the years of Kafka's fascination with Zionism; of his tumultuous engagement to Felice Bauer; and of the outbreak of World War I. Kafka: The Decisive Years is at once an extraordinary portrait of the writer and a startlingly original contribution to the art of literary biography.
Author: Tom Marcus
Publisher: Penguin UK
Soldier Spy is the first true story told by an MI5 officer. A shocking, honest account revealing never-before-seen detail into MI5's operation. 'I do it because it is all I know. I'm a hunter of people and I'm damn good at it.' Bestselling author Tom Marcus is the first MI5 officer to tell the true story of British counter terrorism operations on our streets. Recruited after the 7/7 attacks on London, Tom quickly found himself immersed in the tense world of watching, following and infiltrating networks of terrorists, spies and foreign agents. It was a job that took over his life for months at a time and cost him dear, taking him to the limit of physical and mental endurance. Filled with extraordinary, searing accounts of operations that saved countless lives, Soldier Spy is the only authentic account by an ex-MI5 officer of the round-the-clock battle to keep this country's streets safe. 'Very well written, gives a startling amount of operational detail, the biggest shock of all - MI5 agreed to its publication' Sunday Times 'A blistering, visceral insight into life on the front line against terror, revealed in remarkable detail' Daily Telegraph 'Startling, absolutely fascinating. A footsoldier's account out on the street. A vivid picture of surveillance'Midweek, Radio 4 'Gripping. One of the most successful MI5 undercover surveillance officers of his time' Sun
Known as the Red Count' because of his fiercely republican views, Count Harry Kessler was intensely involved in the art, politics and society of Weimar Germany. A writer of sharp perception and boundless curiosity, Harry Kessler wrote down everything as it happened. The diaries encompass an extraordinary variety of people. Josephine Baker dances naked in his drawing-room, Einstein engages him in long discussions about his theories, George Grosz contacts him from underground during the political troubles. Asquith and Cocteau, Diaghilev and Gide, Lloyd George and Richard Strauss, Rodin and Bernard Shaw, Eric Gill and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Virginia Woolf and Paul Valery, are among the people he knew and observed. He took a keen interest in politics. Alongside his artistic adventures are accounts of street fighting, the Spartacus uprising, the murder of Rosa Luxemburg, government upheavals, international disputes, elections and assassinations.
Author: Wieslaw Kielar
Author: Carlo Ancelotti
Publisher: Penguin UK
Carlo Ancelotti is one of the greatest managers of all time, with five Champions League titles to his name. Yet his approach could not be further from the aggressive theatricals favoured by many of his rivals. His understated style has earned him the fierce loyalty of players like David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo. In Quiet Leadership, Ancelotti reveals the full, riveting story of his managerial career - his methods, mentors, mistakes and triumphs - and takes us inside the dressing room to trace the characters, challenges and decisions that have shaped him. The result is both a scintillating memoir and a rare insight into the business of leadership.
Angels in My Hair
Author: Lorna Byrne
For anyone who has ever wondered about the mysteries that lie beyond everyday experience, or doubted the reality of the afterlife, Angels in My Hair is a moving and deeply inspirational journey into the unseen world. For as long as she can remember, Lorna Byrne has seen angels. As a young child, she assumed everyone could see the otherworldly beings who always accompanied her. Yet in the eyes of adults, her abnormal behavior was a symptom of mental deficiency. Today, sick and troubled people from around the world are drawn to her for comfort and healing, and even theologians of different faiths seek her guidance. Lorna is trusted for her ability to communicate with spirits and angels—and by sharing her intimate knowledge of the spiritual world she offers a message of hope and love to us all. Angels in My Hair is an engrossing chronicle of Lorna’s incredible life story. Invoking a wonderful sense of place, she describes growing up poor in Ireland, finding work in Dublin, and marrying the man of her dreams—only to have the marriage cut short by tragedy. Already a bestseller in Ireland, her story gives readers a unique insight into the angelic help that is around us and available to us all the time. As Lorna says, "All you have to do is ask." In this uplifting autobiography, a modern-day Irish mystic shares her vivid encounters and conversations with the angels and spirits she has known her entire life.
Inherit the Truth
Author: Anita Lasker-Wallfisch
A memoir of the Holocaust describes the trials of a young girl and her elder sister, who, against all odds, managed to live through the death camps.
Author: Sam Pivnik
Publisher: Hodder Ome
Sam Pivnik is the ultimate survivor from a world that no longer exists. On fourteen occasions he should have been killed, but luck, his physical strength and his determination not to die all played a part in Sam Pivnik living to tell his extraordinary life story. In 1939, on his thirteenth birthday, his life changed forever when the Nazis invaded Poland. He survived the two ghettoes set up in his home town of Bedzin and six months on Auschwitz's notorious Rampkommando where prisoners were either taken away for entry to the camp or gassing. After this harrowing experience he was sent to work at the brutal Furstengrube mining camp. He could have died on the 'Death March' that took him west as the Third Reich collapsed and he was one of only a handful of people who swam to safety when the Royal Air Force sank the prison ship Cap Arcona, in 1945, mistakenly believing it to be carrying fleeing members of the SS. He eventually made his way to London where he found people too preoccupied with their own wartime experiences on the Home Front to be interested in what had happened to him. Now in his eighties, Sam Pivnik tells for the first time the story of his life, a true tale of survival against the most extraordinary odds.
Thanks to My Mother
Author: Schoschana Rabinovici
Susie Weksler was only eight when Hitler's forces invaded her Lithuanian city of Vilnius. Over the next few years, she endured starvation, brutality, and forced labor in three concentration camps. With courage and ingenuity, Susie's mother helped her to survive--by disguising her as an adult to fool the camp guards, finding food to add to their scarce rations, and giving her the will to endure. This harrowing memoir portrays the best and worst of humanity in heartbreaking scenes you will never forget. Winner of the Mildred L. Batchelder Award An ALA Notable Book An NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies