3 Frauen, 3 Generationen, 1 Geschichte Jahrelang hat Caroline ihrer 17-jährigen Tochter Katie die Großmutter vorenthalten. Zu viele Verletzungen, zu viele böse Worte waren zwischen den beiden gefallen. Doch nun taucht die alte Dame unvermittelt wieder in ihrem Leben auf ... und erinnert sich an fast nichts mehr: Mary leidet an Demenz. Was für Caroline einem Albtraum gleicht, weckt in Katie neue Hoffnung. Sie freundet sich mit ihrer Großmutter an und fügt in deren lichten Momenten wie bei einem Puzzlespiel ihre Familiengeschichte zusammen. Noch ahnt Katie nicht, was sie damit ins Rollen bringt. Es wird ein Sommer werden, der alles verändert. Dieses Buch ist bereits unter dem Titel „Die Ungehörigkeit des Glücks“ bei C. Bertelsmann erschienen.
Author: Jenny Downham
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Three women. Three generations. Three secrets. Katie's life is falling apart: her best friend thinks she's a freak, her mother, Caroline, controls every aspect of her life, and her estranged grandmother, Mary, appears as if out of nowhere. Mary has dementia and needs lots of care, and when Katie starts putting together Mary's life story, secrets and lies are uncovered: Mary's illegitimate baby, her zest for life and freedom and men; the way she lived her life to the full yet suffered huge sacrifices along the way. As the relationship between Mary and Caroline is explored, Katie begins to understand her own mother's behavior, and from that insight, the terrors about her sexuality, her future, and her younger brother are all put into perspective. Funny, sad, honest, and wise, this powerful multigenerational novel from international bestseller Jenny Downham celebrates life like no book before.
You Against Me
Author: Jenny Downham
Publisher: Penguin Group
An intense and riveting novel from the critically acclaimed author of Before I Die. If someone hurts your sister and you're any kind of man, you seek revenge. If your brother's accused of a terrible crime but says he didn't do it, you defend him. When Mikey's sister claims a boy assaulted her, his world begins to fall apart. When Ellie's brother is charged with the offense, her world begins to unravel. When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide. This is a brave and unflinching novel from the bestselling author of Before I Die. It's a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all, it's a book about love. From the Hardcover edition.
Girls in the Moon
Author: Janet McNally
Everyone in Phoebe Ferris’s life tells a different version of the truth. Her mother, Meg, ex-rock star and professional question evader, shares only the end of the story—the post-fame calm that Phoebe’s always known. Her sister Luna, indie rock darling of Brooklyn, preaches a stormy truth of her own making, selectively ignoring the facts she doesn’t like. And her father, Kieran, the co-founder of Meg’s beloved band, hasn’t said anything at all since he stopped calling three years ago. But Phoebe, a budding poet in search of an identity to call her own, is tired of half-truths and vague explanations. When she visits Luna in New York, she’s determined to find out how she fits in to this family of storytellers, and maybe even to continue her own tale—the one with the musician boy she’s been secretly writing for months. This soul-searching, authentic debut weaves together Phoebe’s story with scenes from the romance between Meg and Kieran that started it all—leaving behind a heartfelt reflection on family, fame, and finding your own way.
Before I Die
Author: Jenny Downham
Publisher: David Fickling Books
For the many readers who love The Fault in Our Stars, this is the story of a girl who is determined to live, love, and to write her own ending before her time is finally up. Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, and drugs with excruciating side effects, Tessa compiles a list. It’s her To Do Before I Die list. And number one is Sex. Released from the constraints of “normal” life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up. Tessa’s feelings, her relationships with her father and brother, her estranged mother, her best friend, and her new boyfriend, are all painfully crystallized in the precious weeks before Tessa’s time runs out. A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year A Booklist Editors’ Choice A Book Sense Children’s Pick A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults The newly released feature film Now Is Good, starring Dakota Fanning, is based on Jenny Downham's intensely moving novel. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Little Life
Author: Hanya Yanagihara
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into the light. Truly an amazement—and a great gift for its readers. When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome—but that will define his life forever. In rich and resplendent prose, Yanagihara has fashioned a tragic and transcendent hymn to brotherly love, a masterful depiction of heartbreak, and a dark examination of the tyranny of memory and the limits of human endurance.
Author: Kevin Brooks
Publisher: Chicken House
Caitlin's life changes the moment she sees Lucas walking across the causeway one hot summer's day. He is the strangest, most beautiful boy she has ever seen - and when she meets him, her world comes alive.
Warum ist es so schwer, Gefühlen zu vertrauen? Der Fürstenherz-Roman „Obwohl ich dich nicht lieben wollte“ von Sandra Henke als eBook bei dotbooks. Weg, nur noch weg von hier! Isabella ist entsetzt, als sie von den Plänen ihrer Tante erfährt: Um das Landgut der Familie zu retten, soll die junge Prinzessin den vermögenden Besitzer des benachbarten Weinguts heiraten. Zugegeben, Graf Erik ist attraktiv, und sein herausforderndes Lächeln lässt Isabellas Knie weich werden – aber sie wird sich trotzdem nicht verschachern und in eine Vernunftehe zwingen lassen! Kurzentschlossen bricht sie aus den starren Konventionen aus, fest entschlossen, niemals nach Hause zurück zu kehren. Und Erik wird sie sicher schnell vergessen ... oder? Jetzt als eBook kaufen und genießen: der Fürstenherz-Roman „Obwohl ich dich nicht lieben wollte“ von Sandra Henke. Wer liest, hat mehr vom Leben: dotbooks – der eBook-Verlag.
Author: Geneva Lee
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
In the second installment of the bestselling Royals Saga, Clara tries to pick up the pieces after the end of her passionate affair, but Alexander won't let her go.
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When she discovers that her boyfriend is cheating on her, Sydney, a 22-year-old college student, must decide what to do next, especially when she becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor Ridge. Original.
Last Year's Mistake
Author: Gina Ciocca
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Is there anything that electric chemistry can’t overcome? The past may be gone, but love has a way of holding on in this “thoughtful romance” (School Library Journal) told in alternating Before and After chapters. The summer before freshman year, Kelsey and David became inseparable best friends—until the night a misunderstanding turned Kelsey into the school joke and everything around her crumbled, including her friendship with David. So when Kelsey’s parents decide to move away, she can’t wait to start over and leave the past behind. But David’s not quite ready for her to leave. Now it’s senior year and Kelsey has a new group of friends, genuine popularity, and a hot boyfriend. Her life is perfect. That is, until David’s family moves to town. Old feelings bubble to the surface and threaten to destroy Kelsey’s second chance at happiness. The more time she spends with David, the more she realizes she never let him go. And maybe she never wants to…
Every Last Breath
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Some loves will last 'til your dying breath Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust. Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction. Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…
Author: Lee Child
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
»Dieser Story-Band zeigt, was Fans an Lee Child so schätzen: Er ist ein geborener Erzähler und ein scharfsinniger Beobachter.« Publishers Weekly Jack Reacher ist der wahrscheinliche härteste Actionheld der Thrillerliteratur, und das bereits seit 20 Jahren. Am liebsten ist er allein. Er macht sich nicht viel aus der Gesellschaft anderer Menschen. Aber wenn er Ungerechtigkeit bemerkt, dann kann er gar nicht anders als einzugreifen. In zwölf Storys ermöglicht SPIEGEL-Bestsellerautor Lee Child seinen Fans einen tieferen Einblick in einen der faszinierendsten und erfolgreichsten Serienhelden des modernen Thrillers. Ob in New York, dem ländlichen Maine oder in Japan, ob im Alter von 17 oder 57 Jahren: Jack Reacher begeistert Leser und Kritiker – und das seit zwanzig Jahren! Dieses Buch enthält folgende Storys: Zu viel Zeit Der zweite Sohn Hitzewelle Tief drinnen Kleinkriege James Penneys neue Identität Das Verhör Dies ist keine Übung Vielleicht haben sie eine Tradition Ein Kerl kommt in eine Bar Kein Raum in der Herberge Der einsame Diner
The original family classic is now available in a glorious, midi size with a new heart-felt cover, ideal for Valentine's Day sharing. Full color.
Author: Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own. Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award–winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.