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"His stories shimmer like revelations – the clarity, mystery, beauty, depth, and sheer, thrilling peculiarity of ordinary life when the veil lifts. They’re exhilarating to read, just as exhilarating to re-read." —Deborah Eisenberg Childhood does not last long in the Argentine mountains of Córdoba, and adult lives fall apart quickly. In disarming, darkly humorous stories, Federico Falco explores themes of obsessive love, romantic attachment and the strategies we must find to cope with death and painful longing.In the middle of a blizzard a widow watches the ruin of her late-husband’s garden, until suddenly she sees a woman running naked in the falling snow. After telling her parents she is abandoning her Christian faith, a girl becomes infatuated with a Mormon missionary who reminds her of a boy killed in her village years before. When his family’s home is lost, a father desperately offers his daughter’s hand in marriage to anyone who will take them in. And a town’s mayor tries to fulfill his father’s dying wish – to design the perfect cemetery.

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Lea wünscht sich nichts mehr, als dass ihre Eltern sie lieben und beachten. Sie spürt, dass ihre Rolle in der Familie nicht stimmig ist. Mit besonderen Leistungen und einer außergewöhnliche Karriere will sie die ersehnte Anerkennung erzwingen.
Ihre Großmutter erzählt ihr von einer schmerzlichen Wende in ihrem Leben, in die auch Leas Mutter verwickelt ist. Ein Ereignis, das Leas Verdacht um ihre mysteriöse Rolle erhärtet.
Bei ihrer Bewerbung um einen Studienplatz am Institut Économique lernt sie Monsieur Claudius vom Personalrat der EWG kennen. Er entfacht Schmetterlinge in ihrem Bauch und ihren Wunsch, am Aufbau eines vereinten Europa mitzuwirken.
In Liebesbeziehungen ist die leidenschaftliche Lea unnachgiebig und blind. Dabei verliert sie ihr Herz an George, von dem so wenig weiß.
Ihr Weg zur ersehnten Karriere ist mühsam und ihre privaten Erkenntnisse führen sie in familiäre Abgründe. Als sich alles zum Guten zu wenden scheint, gerät sie in eine schicksalhafte Situation, die all ihre Pläne zu zerstören droht

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The memories we return to most frequently are the most inaccurate, the least faithful to reality… This is the tragic realisation made by the narrator of _Ramifications _as he tries to make sense of the defining event of his childhood: the disappearance of his mother to join the Zapatista uprising that shook Mexico in 1994. Left behind with an emotionally distant father who is singularly unqualified to raise him, and an older sister who only wants to get on with being a teenager, he takes refuge in strange rituals that isolate him from his peers: favouring the left-hand side of his body, trying to tear leaves into perfect halves, obsessively shaping origami figures. Now, two decades older and withdrawn from the world, he folds and unfolds these memories, searching the creases for the truth of what happened to his mother, unaware that he is on the verge of a discovery that will destroy everything he believed he knew about his family.Award-winning Mexican author Daniel Saldaña París masterfully evokes a child’s attempts to interpret events beyond his understanding. Less a  Bildungs-roman  than a tale of arrested development, this story of a boy growing up in the aptly-named Educación neighbourhood of Mexico City is a rich and moving portrait of a life thwarted by machismo and secrecy.

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Anhand vielfältiger, fiktiver aber auch wissenschaftlich ausgerichteter Aussagen wird die These untermauert, dass nur das Nichts wirklich existiert. Tatsächlich gibt es keine wissenschaftlichen Beweisführungen, die diese These derzeit in Frage stellen können. Schlussfolgernd existiert auch der Mensch nicht. Im Folgenden wird diese These als wahr angenommen und bildet die Basis für mehrere, zu unterschiedlichsten Zeiten spielende Kurzgeschichten, die direkt aus der These heraus entwickelt werden. Alle Geschichten haben die Grundaussage gemein und werden erst durch ihren Zusammenschluss und die Verknüpfung miteinander zu einem vollkommenen Bild der wahren Existenz. Sie decken gemeinsam einen Zeitraum von über einer Million Jahre ab und zeigen, immer wieder punktuell aus der Grundthese heraus entwickelt und in direktem Bezug zu ihr, mögliche Ausprägungen von menschlichem Leben. Der direkte Bezug zwischen allen Kurzgeschichten wird durch eine fiktive Kontrollinstanz des Nichts gewährleistet, die Kaas, ein unsichtbares Volk mit dem Auftrag, in der Gesamtheit des Nichts für das ausgeglichene Niveau aller Werte zu sorgen. Und all das geschieht im Kopf eines wahrscheinlich ganz normalen Menschen.

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The Girl with Braided Hair was longlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (the “Arabic Booker”) under the title, Passion Based on actual historical events – Napoleon’s 1798 campaign in Egypt and his relationship with a young, local girl, Zeinab Bakry Accessible writing, plot-driven narrative that is both set in the past and modern day Strong female characters exploring what is means to be a woman and to live passionately in both historical and present-day Cairo Books on the art world have great appeal such as Siri Hustvedt’s The Blazing World , B.A. Shapiro’s The Muralist , and, of course, similar to The Girl with the Pearl Earring , this follows the life of the girl behind a painting Yasmin, Zainab, and other characters in their orbit, are on journeys in search of a sense of personal freedom, personal and artistic passion and inspiration; and their stories and motivations cross cultural, gender, and historical boundaries Bookstore galleys

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This book is about real-life pictures of farm animals. It shows how we need them and what they can do for us. Please be kind to farm animals. God bless the children.

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If this great oak tree could talk, imagine the stories from the three hundred years of the many footprints that traveled under its branches.

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Hi, everyone. Guess where I’m going today? If you guessed the zoo, then you are correct. I’m going to see all kinds of wild animals there. I’m so excited, and I can hardly wait. Would you like to join me?

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Having special needs is a reality for many students in our schools. These students endure specific challenges at home as well as at school. Noah is a child with special needs, and his parents want him to live a normal life as possible. They feel that giving him more responsibilities will help him overcome his challenges. Having a pet with special needs will help Noah strive for success in his own struggles. Noah is loved by his family as they prepare him for the challenges of learning in school and in everyday life.

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I Believe in Butterflies is a story of a family's coming together after suffering an unimaginable loss and their way of keeping their child's memory and spirit alive by sharing stories of her transformation into a butterfly and her travels around the world. A story of love, loss, and healing.