Die Unvollendete

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ISBN: 9783426420461
Release Date: 2013-08-28
Number of pages: 592
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publisher: Droemer eBook

Download and read online Die Unvollendete in PDF and EPUB Was wäre, wenn man sein Leben wieder und wieder leben könnte, bis man schließlich alles perfekt gemacht hätte? Wäre man dann ein glücklicher Mensch? Ursula Todd ist eine für ihre Zeit ganz besondere Frau: unabhängig, modern, realistisch. Mit Humor begegnet sie nicht nur ihrer skurrilen Familie, sondern auch den seltsamen Ereignissen in ihrem Leben. Wie jeder erlebt sie Situationen, in denen sie sich fragt: Was wäre, wenn? Was wäre geschehen, wenn sich ihre Teenagerliebe erfüllt hätte? Was wäre geschehen, wenn sie studiert hätte? Oder was wäre aus ihr geworden, wenn sie nicht in England, sondern in einem anderen Land aufgewachsen wäre? Wäre ihr Leben schrecklicher oder besser verlaufen? Doch anders als anderen Menschen bleibt es für Ursula nicht bei diesen Fragen. Ihr ist es gegeben, ihr Leben immer wieder zu korrigieren und damit jeden Fehler zu beseitigen. Dennoch erlebt sie Verlust, Verrat, Krieg und Tod. Was also soll diese Gabe? Ist es überhaupt möglich, sein Leben fehlerlos zu leben?


Life After

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ISBN: 9781601429032
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Number of pages: 352
Author: Katie Ganshert
Publisher: WaterBrook

Download and read online Life After in PDF and EPUB It could have been me. Snow whirls around an elevated train platform in Chicago. A distracted woman boards the train, takes her seat, and moments later a fiery explosion rips through the frigid air, tearing the car apart in a horrific attack on the city’s transit system. One life is spared. Twenty-two are lost. A year later, Autumn Manning can’t remember the day of the bombing and she is tormented by grief—by guilt. Twelve months of the question constantly echoing. Why? Why? Why? Searching for answers, she haunts the lives of the victims, unable to rest. Paul Elliott lost his wife in the train bombing and wants to let the dead rest in peace, undisturbed and unable to cause more pain for his loved ones. He wants normalcy for his twelve-year-old daughter and young son, to see them move beyond the heartbreak. But when the Elliotts and Autumn are unexpectedly forced together, he fears she’ll bring more wreckage in her wake. In Life After, Katie Ganshert’s most complex and unforgettable novel yet, the stirring prose and authentic characters pose questions of truth, goodness, and ultimate purpose in this emotionally resonant tale.


Life After Life

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ISBN: 9781409043799
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Number of pages: 640
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Life After Life in PDF and EPUB WINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to? Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, Kate Atkinson finds warmth even in life’s bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past. Here she is at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves.


Life After Death

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ISBN: 9781588360144
Release Date: 2001-07-17
Number of pages: 304
Author: Carol Muske-Dukes
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Life After Death in PDF and EPUB "Why don't you just die?" Boyd Schaeffer asks her husband, Russell, one night during a fight. The next day, he does just that. Russell was rich, sensitive, charming, but always unreliable and it is not clear to Boyd what emotional legacy his untimely death has bequeathed her. Boyd already has a complicated relationship to death. A former obstetrician, she fled both her profession and New York City when one of her patients died. Back then, she'd escaped with Russell to settle in Minnesota. Now, she embarks (along with her small daughter) on a journey into the underworld—ajourney of grief, self-reproach, and self-discovery so profound and surprising that her individual life in its quiet midwestern setting takes on the universal lineaments of myth. Boyd's companions on this journey into the shadow world between existence and nonexistence include a lonely undertaker; an unconventional embalmer, who demonstrates his trade for her; and her own daughter, who offers a child's instinctive wisdom about life's mysteries. With their help and her own persistence and courage, Boyd begins to understand that endings are often also beginnings, that the Book of Life and Death is constantly being rewritten before our eyes.


Life After Life

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ISBN: 9781616201777
Release Date: 2013-03-26
Number of pages: 250
Author: Jill McCorkle
Publisher: Algonquin Books

Download and read online Life After Life in PDF and EPUB Award-winning author Jill McCorkle takes us on a splendid journey through time and memory in this, her tenth work of fiction. Life After Life is filled with a sense of wonder at our capacity for self-discovery at any age. And the residents, staff, and neighbors of the Pine Haven retirement center (from twelve-year-old Abby to eighty-five-year-old Sadie) share some of life’s most profound discoveries and are some of the most true-to-life characters that you are ever likely to meet in fiction. Delivered with her trademark wit, Jill McCorkle’s constantly surprising novel illuminates the possibilities of second chances, hope, and rediscovering life right up to the very end. She has conjured an entire community that reminds us that grace and magic can—and do—appear when we least expect it. -- from the Algonquin catalog


Glorreiche Zeiten

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ISBN: 9783426429891
Release Date: 2015-10-26
Number of pages: 512
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publisher: Droemer eBook

Download and read online Glorreiche Zeiten in PDF and EPUB Kate Atkinsons großer Roman über das Drama des 20. Jahrhunderts – Platz 1 der Times-Bestsellerliste. Was bleibt von einem Menschen und seinen Möglichkeiten? Zwischen den Weltkriegen erlebt Teddy Todd, geboren 1914, eine idyllische ländliche Jugend auf dem Anwesen seiner Familie nahe London. Mag sein, dass er, der charmante Naturfreund und Möchtegern-Poet, mit seiner Sandkastenliebe Nancy einst eine Tochter haben wird (die er nicht versteht und die ihn nicht versteht). Und vielleicht wird die Tochter ihm eine Enkelin schenken, die alle Enttäuschungen wettmacht. Zuvor aber kommt der Krieg ins Spiel, und Teddy Todd hat als todesmutiger Kampfpilot fast tagtäglich die Städte Hitler-Deutschlands zu bombardieren ... Ein Roman über den heroischen Alltag eines wunderbar normalen Mannes; ein Buch voll hintergründigem Witz, das sich anfühlt wie vier Generationen gelebtes Leben. „Für mich ist diese feinsinnige, dramatische und bewegende Familiensaga aus England eines der besten Bücher des Jahres.“ Brigitte


Life After Death

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ISBN: 0874139236
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 218
Author: Karen Bloom Gevirtz
Publisher: University of Delaware Press

Download and read online Life After Death in PDF and EPUB Life After Death shows how representations of the widow in theeighteenth-century novel express attitudes toward emerging capitalismand women's participation in it. Authors responded to the century'sinstability by using widows, who had the right to act economically andself-interestedly, to teach women that virtue meant foregoing theopportunities that the changing economy offered. Novelists thus helpedto create expectations for women that linger today, and established thenovel as a cultural arbiter. The first study of widows in the developingnovel, Life After Death also takes the next step in merging genre, gender, and economic criticism


Faust

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ISBN: 9780595129775
Release Date: 2000-10-01
Number of pages: 128
Author: Beau Brady
Publisher: iUniverse

Download and read online Faust in PDF and EPUB It is a few years into the future, and man has found a cure for death: people live forever——and couldn't be more sorry. The Earth’s population swells into the trillions, the oceans have been drained to build new cities, your insurance determines if you live forever as a man or as someone else’s furniture, and religion and its redemptions dissolve as unnecessary. Ben Andersen, a hitman with a terminal disease that isn’t, must find help before it’s too late. A rousing, sci-fi thriller in the tradition of such greats as Margaret Atwood and Phillip K. Dick, FAUST combines a “What-if?” landscape with the horrific mystery of Thomas Harris and a cast of characters and atmosphere not easily forgotten.


Life After Yes

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ISBN: 9780061994739
Release Date: 2010-06-29
Number of pages: 368
Author: Aidan Donnelley Rowley
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Life After Yes in PDF and EPUB “[A] funny and a wickedly accurate picture of the life of a particular breed of Manhattanites—and it’s also thought-provoking and deeply moving.” —Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project A young woman deals with the aftermath of her father’s death while she struggles to commit to a future with her fiancé in Life After Yes, the poignant, wry, and very accomplished debut novel from Aidan Donnelley Rowley. A story of hope and light in the darkness in the bestselling vein of Juliette Fay, Cecilia Ahearn, and Jacqueline Sheehan, newcomer Rowley has captured all the angst and pain of truly becoming an adult, and has done so with unusual heart and grace, inspiring Julie Buxbaum to rave, “Her flawed and complex characters will stick with you long after Life After Yes’s final pages.”


Die vierte Schwester

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ISBN: 9783426412091
Release Date: 2011-05-25
Number of pages: 448
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publisher: Droemer eBook

Download and read online Die vierte Schwester in PDF and EPUB In einer heißen Sommernacht verschwindet die kleine, von ihrer ganzen Familie heiß geliebte Olivia spurlos. Die Mutter zerbricht an diesem Verlust, für die älteren Schwestern Sylvia, Amelia und Julia ist es das Drama ihres Lebens. Dreißig Jahre später taucht plötzlich Olivias Lieblingsspielzeug wieder auf. Die drei Schwestern betrauen den Privatdetektiv Jackson mit dem Fall. Er soll endlich die Fragen klären, die seit jener schrecklichen Nacht ihr ganzes Dasein überschatten: Was ist damals tatsächlich passiert? Was ist aus Olivia geworden? Noch nie hat Kate Atkinson mit so viel Leidenschaft über das geschrieben, was sie am meisten bewegt: die Familie.


Life After

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ISBN: 1500777404
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Number of pages: 342
Author: J. J. Holden
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online Life After in PDF and EPUB The Ultimate Fight Against An American Dictatorship Is About To Begin... After a second civil war that left the United States in ruins, the remaining survivors find themselves under the rule of a tyrannical dictator. Anyone opposing the new regime is sent directly to one of the numerous concentration camps and their accompanying incinerators. Hope is found in a small band of survivors who evade capture and must fight to save their country from the hands of a maniac whose top priority is global supremacy. Written in true serial form, Life After takes the reader on an unforgettable, action-packed journey that is terrifying in its plausibility.


Parting the Veil

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ISBN: 1429911247
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Number of pages: 384
Author: Jay Davis
Publisher: Forge Books

Download and read online Parting the Veil in PDF and EPUB For most of his life, John Creed never gave much thought to an afterlife. That all changed the day he died. He'd been clinically dead for ten minutes. At least, that's what the doctors told him when he woke up in intensive care. It had been a freak accident, they said. A school bus suddenly turned in front of his red convertible, smashing it to bits. By all odds, that should have been it. John's injuries had been grave. His heart had stopped and been restarted. He'd flatlined. His brain showed no signs of activity. Only sheer stubbornness kept the doctors from pulling the plug. Then, days later, he suddenly, mysteriously woke up - confused, in pain, but very much alive. At first, he didn't remember much of what had happened. But then, the dreams began ... The accident itself, in vivid, second-by-second detail. The face of the woman who had been driving the bus - a face twisted with pure hatred. The long hours in the trauma center, as he hovered over his own shattered body, watching the doctors desperately laboring to bring him back. And the light - a faint but steadily growing glow at the end of a swirling vortex. A brilliant incandescence filled with joy, love, peace that beckoned him closer... But there were other dreams as well... A frightened, heartbroken boy from a desperately troubled family running for his life. A pretty, red-haired woman whose life was crashing around her, tempted to end it all. An embittered, broken man whose heart smoldered with despair, hatred, and murderous rage. These lives were somehow intertwined with his own, in a way he did not fully understand. With the visions, John Creed received a remarkable gift. He could share the pain of other souls, take their suffering and transform it into peace. But this same gift also opened him to darker forces. Forces which could shift the balance between good and evil for ages to come.... Exciting, suspenseful, moving, and inspirational PARTING THE VEIL is a powerful testament to faith, hope, and the triumphant human spirit. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


4 3 2 1

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ISBN: 9783644050112
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Number of pages: 1264
Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

Download and read online 4 3 2 1 in PDF and EPUB Paul Auster, der bekannte amerikanische Bestsellerautor, legt in Gestalt eines Rätselspiels sein bisher umfangreichstes Werk und Opus magnum vor: die vierfach unterschiedlich erzählte Geschichte eines jungen Amerikaners in den fünfziger und sechziger Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts – ein Epos voll mit Politik, Zeitgeschichte, Liebe, Leidenschaft und dem wechselvollen Spiel des Zufalls. «4 3 2 1» – das sind vier Variationen eines Lebens: Archibald Ferguson, von allen nur Archie genannt, wächst im Newark der fünfziger Jahre auf. «Was für ein interessanter Gedanke», sagt er sich als kleiner Junge, «sich vorzustellen, wie für ihn alles anders sein könnte, auch wenn er selbst immer derselbe bliebe. Ja, alles war möglich, und nur weil etwas auf eine bestimmte Weise geschah, hieß das noch lange nicht, dass es nicht auch auf eine andere Weise geschehen konnte.» Im Verein mit der höheren Macht einer von Paul Auster raffiniert dirigierten literarischen Vorsehung entspinnen sich nun vier unterschiedliche Versionen von Archies Leben: provinziell und bescheiden; kämpferisch, aber vom Unglück verfolgt; betroffen und besessen von den Ereignissen der Zeit; künstlerisch genial begabt und nach den Sternen greifend. Und alle vier sind vollgepackt mit Abenteuern, Liebe, Lebenskämpfen und den Schlägen eines unberechenbaren Schicksals ... «4 3 2 1» ist ein faszinierendes Gedankenspiel und ein Höhepunkt in Austers Schaffen. Seine großen Themen, das Streben nach Glück, die Rolle des Zufalls, Politik und Zeitgeschichte von Hiroshima bis Vietnam – alle sind hier versammelt und verdichtet in den hoffnungsvollen Lebenswegen eines jungen Mannes, der sein Glück in der Welt zu finden sucht. (Einige Kapitel mit Nummerierung, aber ohne Text in diesem Buch sind künstlerische Absicht des Autors, keine technischen Fehler.)


Ein ganzes halbes Jahr

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ISBN: 9783644902312
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Number of pages: 544
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

Download and read online Ein ganzes halbes Jahr in PDF and EPUB Lou & Will Louisa Clark weiß, dass nicht viele in ihrer Heimatstadt ihren etwas schrägen Modegeschmack teilen. Sie weiß, dass sie gerne in dem kleinen Café arbeitet und dass sie ihren Freund Patrick eigentlich nicht liebt. Sie weiß nicht, dass sie schon bald ihren Job verlieren wird – und wie tief das Loch ist, in das sie dann fällt. Will Traynor weiß, dass es nie wieder so sein wird wie vor dem Unfall. Und er weiß, dass er dieses neue Leben nicht führen will. Er weiß nicht, dass er schon bald Lou begegnen wird. Eine Frau und ein Mann. Eine Liebesgeschichte, anders als alle anderen. Die Liebesgeschichte von Lou und Will.


Life After Death

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ISBN: 9780307807397
Release Date: 2011-11-02
Number of pages: 192
Author: Mary T. Browne
Publisher: Ivy Books

Download and read online Life After Death in PDF and EPUB A renowned psychic and spiritual healer with clients all over the world, Mary T. Browne had her first clairvoyant experience at the age of seven. For more than thirty years since then, her visions of the other side and her communication with her teachers, both in spirit and on the earth plane, have helped to form not just her understanding of death, but her philosophy of life. In this fascinating, inspiring book, Mary T. puts our lives into a much broader context than most of us have ever imagined. LIFE AFTER DEATH describes in detail exactly where we go when we die. Mary T.'s psychic connection to the spirit world and her ability to receive messages from those who have made the transition will inspire us to see death not as an ending, but as a new beginning. Mary T. shows us that the spirit world is a place of harmony. It is a realm of beauty, light, art, music, literature, and friendship. We do love beyond the grave, and we will be reunited with our loved ones in the spirit world. The touching stories of those reunions will help ease the fear of leaving the physical world. Mary T. takes the mystery out of death, and leaves us with clear examples of the miraculous journey that lies ahead of us. From the Paperback edition.