The Glass Room
Author: Simon Mawer
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Honeymooners Viktor and Liesel Landauer are filled with the optimism and cultural vibrancy of central Europe of the 1920s when they meet modernist architect Rainer von Abt. He builds for them a home to embody their exuberant faith in the future, and the Landauer House becomes an instant masterpiece. Viktor and Liesel, a rich Jewish mogul married to a thoughtful, modern gentile, pour all of their hopes for their marriage and budding family into their stunning new home, filling it with children, friends, and a generation of artists and thinkers eager to abandon old-world European style in favor of the new and the avant-garde. But as life intervenes, their new home also brings out their most passionate desires and darkest secrets. As Viktor searches for a warmer, less challenging comfort in the arms of another woman, and Liesel turns to her wild, mischievous friend Hana for excitement, the marriage begins to show signs of strain. The radiant honesty and idealism of 1930 quickly evaporate beneath the storm clouds of World War II. As Nazi troops enter the country, the family must leave their old life behind and attempt to escape to America before Viktor's Jewish roots draw Nazi attention, and before the family itself dissolves. As the Landauers struggle for survival abroad, their home slips from hand to hand, from Czech to Nazi to Soviet possession and finally back to the Czechoslovak state, with new inhabitants always falling under the fervent and unrelenting influence of the Glass Room. Its crystalline perfection exerts a gravitational pull on those who know it, inspiring them, freeing them, calling them back, until the Landauers themselves are finally drawn home to where their story began. Brimming with barely contained passion and cruelty, the precision of science, the wild variance of lust, the catharsis of confession, and the fear of failure - the Glass Room contains it all.
The Glass Room
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Minotaur Books
From Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger Award winner Ann Cleeves comes The Glass Room, the fifth book in the Vera Stanhope series. Published for the first time in the US. âI do love Vera!â âVal McDermid âAnn Cleeves is one of my favorite mystery writers! I relish learning more about Vera with each book.ââLouise Penny, New York Times Bestselling author of the Inspector Gamache series DI Vera Stanhope is not one to make friends easily, but her hippy neighbors keep her well-supplied in homebrew and conversation, and somehow bonds have formed. When one of them goes missing, Vera tracks the young woman down to the Writerâs House, a country retreat where aspiring authors work on their stories. Things get complicated when a body is discovered, and Veraâs neighbor is found with a knife in her hand. Calling in the team, Vera knows that she should hand the case over. Sheâs too close to the main suspect. But the investigation is too tempting, and sheâs never been one to follow the rules. Somewhere there is a killer who has taken murder off the page and is making it real . . .
The Glass Room
Author: Kate Holmquist
"On the morning of her thirty-seventh birthday Louisa Maguire takes a long hard look at her life and doesn't much like what she sees. Her mother didn't want her. Her husband is a womanizer. Her best friend keeps trying to seduce her. All she has left are her two beloved children, a hectic career photographing Dublin's beautiful people ... and a longing to turn back time and start all over again." "When two long-forgotten faces turn up in her studio, Louisa's mind is flooded with memories of her bohemian childhood in New York and of a summer in the Hamptons when she was seventeen. When her first love also arrives in Dublin, Louisa's life is turned upside-down and she is forced to confront the devastating truth about why she has always put security before passion and sex before love."--BOOK JACKET.
The Glass Room
Author: Ryan Craig
Publisher: Oberon Books
In a safe-house in the suburbs, human rights lawyer Myles Brody meets with a high-profile and controversial historian. She has been charged with denying the Holocaust, and he has agreed to defend her in court. But as her guilt becomes apparent, Myles is forced to doubt his most sacred principles, question his belief in the right to free speech and acknowledge that he too has been denying the past. The Glass Room premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in November 2006.
In the glassroom
Author: Roger McGough
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
The Glass Ocean
Author: Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Karen White
From the New York Times bestselling authors of The Forgotten Room comes a captivating historical mystery, infused with romance, that links the lives of three women across a centuryâtwo deep in the past, one in the presentâto the doomed passenger liner, RMS Lusitania. May 2013 Her finances are in dire straits and bestselling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she breaks the one promise she made to her Alzheimerâs-stricken mother and opens an old chest that belonged to her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change history. Sarah embarks on an ambitious journey to England to enlist the help of John Langford, a recently disgraced Member of Parliament whose family archives might contain the only key to the long-ago catastrophe. . . . April 1915 Southern belle Caroline Telfair Hochstetterâs marriage is in crisis. Her formerly attentive industrialist husband, Gilbert, has become remote, pre-occupied with business . . . and something else that she canât quite put a finger on. Sheâs hoping a trip to London in Lusitaniaâs lavish first-class accommodations will help them reconnectâbut she canât ignore the spark she feels for her old friend, Robert Langford, who turns out to be on the same voyage. Feeling restless and longing for a different existence, Caroline is determined to stop being a bystander, and take charge of her own life. . . . Tessa Fairweather is traveling second-class on the Lusitania, returning home to Devon. Or at least, thatâs her story. Tessa has never left the United States and her English accent is a hasty fake. Sheâs really Tennessee Schaff, the daughter of a roving con man, and she can steal and forge just about anything. But sheâs had enough. Her partner has promised that if they can pull off this one last heist aboard the Lusitania, theyâll finally leave the game behind. Tess desperately wants to believe that, but Tess has the uneasy feeling thereâs something about this job that isnât as it seems. . . . As the Lusitania steams toward its fate, three women work against time to unravel a plot that will change the course of their own lives . . . and history itself.
After a family tragedy orphans her, Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., moves into her grandmother's mostly black community in the 1980s, where she must swallow her grief and confront her identity as a biracial woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white. A first novel. Reprint.
In a seaside New England town in the 1920s, 12-year-old Clare finds refuge from the cruelty of her society friends in a mysterious glass house inhabited by Jack, a charming and playful ghost who cannot remember his real name or how he died.
The Glass Room While the failing economy is hurting our youth, our adults, and our senior citizens, will it also cause true lovers to be separated from each other. The Spirit Stone Forefatherâs forefathers' as far back as the legend goes, tells of a spirit stone, but never had one ever been seen. Is it possible that now between enemy Indian Tribes could such a stone hold their spirits together? Bear Hugs Could the strong love a child has for all animals save her when she becomes lost in an unfamiliar forest? Believe Billyâs aunt told him, âYou have to believe in yourself before anyone can believe in you.â Other books by Beverly Machado Judge Me Not Caught Between Good And Evil
Turn the top 7 career breakers for women into career makers Statistically, more than one-third of Fortune 500 managers are women-and yet we represent barely five percent of the top earners among executives. Usually, we blame it on men-those âold boyâ networks that don't typically welcome women into âthe club.â But, according to leadership coach Rebecca Shambaugh, the real obstacle to women's advancement is not a âglass ceiling.â It's the self-imposed career blocks that prevent us from moving up. These are the 7 âsticky floorsâ: 1. Balancing Your Work and Life 2. Embracing âGood Enoughâ in Your Work 3. Making the Break 4. Making Your Words Count 5. Forming Your Own Board of Directors 6. Capitalizing on Your Political Savvy 7. Asking for What You Want Admit it: You've probably been âstuckâ in at least one or more of these situations. Maybe you're a perfectionist who has trouble letting go of a task. Maybe you're so loyal to your company that you haven't explored other career options. Maybe you're afraid of speaking up in meetings. Or maybe you're so accommodating to others' needs that you never take care of your own. This book will show you how to get unstuck from these common traps. You'll discover how other successful women have managed to break out of middle management jobs to grab the top leadership positions. You'll hear hard-won advice from working mothers who also happen to be CEOs, including proven tricks of the trade when it comes to juggling career and family. You'll learn how to conquer your insecurities, transform your thinking, tailor your behavior, and demand the kind of professional recognition you deserve. There's even a section of fill-in charts and checklists at the end of the book to help you stay on track, in control, and on the rise. Once you've freed yourself from life's sticky floors, there's nowhere to go but up.
Author: Simon Mawer
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
From the author of the best-selling and Booker Prizeâshortlisted The Glass Room and Trapeze An historical thriller that brings back Marian Sutro, ex-Special Operations agent, and traces her romantic and political exploits in post-World War II London, where the Cold War is about to reshape old loyalties As Allied forces close in on Berlin in spring 1945, a solitary figure emerges from the wreckage that is Germany. It is Marian Sutro, whose existence was last known to her British controllers in autumn 1943 in Paris. One of a handful of surviving agents of the Special Operations Executive, she has withstood arrest, interrogation, incarceration, and the horrors of RavensbrĂŒck concentration camp, but at what cost? Returned to an England she barely knows and a postwar world she doesnât understand, Marian searches for something on which to ground the rest of her life. Family and friends surround her, but she is haunted by her experiences and by the guilt of knowing that her contribution to the war effort helped lead to the monstrosities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. When the mysterious Major Fawley, the man who hijacked her wartime mission to Paris, emerges from the shadows to draw her into the ambiguities and uncertainties of the Cold War, she sees a way to make amends for the past and at the same time to find the identity that has never been hers. A novel of divided loyalties and mixed motives, Tightrope is the complex and enigmatic story of a woman whose search for personal identity and fulfillment leads her to shocking choices.
A FINALIST FOR THE 2017 PEN/E. O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE A LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR â[A] curiously edifying book.â âThe New York Times Book Review âWith the taut suspense of a spy novel, Voigt paints a vivid world of murder, black market deals, and habitat destruction surrounding a fish that's considered, ironically, to be a good-luck charm.â âDiscover â[An] immensely satisfying story, full of surprises and suspense....Things get weird fast.â âThe Wall Street Journal An intrepid journalistâs quest to find a wild Asian arowanaâthe worldâs most expensive aquarium fishâtakes her on a global tour in this âengaging tale of obsession and perseveranceâŠand an enthralling look at the intersection of science, commercialism, and conservationismâ (Publishers Weekly, starred review). A young man is murdered for his pet fish. An Asian tycoon buys a single specimen for $150,000. Meanwhile, a pet detective chases smugglers through the streets of New York. With âthe taut suspense of a spy novelâ (Discover) The Dragon Behind the Glass tells the story of a fish like none other. Treasured as a status symbol believed to bring good luck, the Asian arowana, or âdragon fish,â is a dramatic example of a modern paradox: the mass-produced endangered species. While hundreds of thousands are bred in captivity, the wild fish as become a near-mythical creature. From the South Bronx to Borneo and beyond, journalist Emily Voigt follows the trail of the arowana to learn its fate in nature. âA fresh, lively look at an obsessive desire to own a piece of the wildâ (Kirkus Reviews), The Dragon Behind the Glass traces our fascination with aquarium fish back to the era of exploration when naturalists stood on the cutting edge of modern science. In an age when freshwater fish now comprise one of the most rapidly vanishing groups of animals, Voigt unearths a surprising truth behind the arowanaâs rise to fameâone that calls into question how we protect the worldâs rarest species. âNot since Candace Millard published The River of Doubt has the world of the Amazon, Borneo, Myanmar, and other exotic locations been so colorfully portrayed as it is now in Emily Voigtâs The Dragon Behind the GlassâŠa must-readâ (Library Journal, starred review).
At once a celebration of technology and a warning about its misuse, The Glass Cage will change the way you think about the tools you use every day. In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure. Even as they bring ease to our lives, these programs are stealing something essential from us. Drawing on psychological and neurological studies that underscore how tightly peopleâs happiness and satisfaction are tied to performing hard work in the real world, Carr reveals something we already suspect: shifting our attention to computer screens can leave us disengaged and discontented. From nineteenth-century textile mills to the cockpits of modern jets, from the frozen hunting grounds of Inuit tribes to the sterile landscapes of GPS maps, The Glass Cage explores the impact of automation from a deeply human perspective, examining the personal as well as the economic consequences of our growing dependence on computers. With a characteristic blend of history and philosophy, poetry and science, Carr takes us on a journey from the work and early theory of Adam Smith and Alfred North Whitehead to the latest research into human attention, memory, and happiness, culminating in a moving meditation on how we can use technology to expand the human experience.
The Glass Room
Author: Mary Towne
Publisher: Pocket Books
Two boys are drawn together in friendship because of mutual unhappiness with their family situations.