[Neuzugänge] Juni 2018

Sturmhöhe – Emily Bronte

 

„Ist Mr. Heathcliff ein Mensch? Wenn ja – ist er wahnsinnig? Und wenn nicht – ist er ein Teufel?“

In den düsteren Mooren von Yorkshire liegt der Landsitz Wuthering Heights, auf dem sich ein Drama um Liebe, Hass und Tod abspielt: Das Findelkind Heathcliff ist besessen von Catherine, der wilden Spielgefährtin seiner Jugend. Als diese den bürgerlichen Nachbarn Linton heiratet, bricht sie ihm das Herz. Als Rache versucht er sein Leben lang, die Familie zu vernichten, und erst mit seinem Tod kann Frieden einkehren. »Ich las ›Sturmhöhe‹ in einem Atemzug und war – wie vermutlich jeder – von seiner berückenden Kraft und Schönheit ergriffen. Einer der ganz großen Romane englischer Sprache.« Henry Miller Q

 

Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

 

Jeden Morgen pendelt Rachel mit dem Zug in die Stadt, und jeden Morgen hält der Zug an der gleichen Stelle auf der Strecke an. Rachel blickt in die Gärten der umliegenden Häuser, beobachtet ihre Bewohner. Oft sieht sie ein junges Paar: Jess und Jason nennt Rachel die beiden. Sie führen – wie es scheint – ein perfektes Leben. Ein Leben, wie Rachel es sich wünscht.

Eines Tages beobachtet sie etwas Schockierendes. Kurz darauf liest sie in der Zeitung vom Verschwinden einer Frau – daneben ein Foto von »Jess«. Rachel meldet ihre Beobachtung der Polizei und verstrickt sich damit unentrinnbar in die folgenden Ereignisse …Q

 
 
 

Hamilton: The Revolution von Lin-Manuel Miranda und Jeremy McCarter

 

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country’s origins for a diverse new generation.

HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages–„since before this was even a show,“ according to Miranda–traces its development from an improbable perfor?mance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here.Q

 

the princess saves herself in this one – Amanda Lovelace

 

Winner of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award, the princess saves herself in this one is a collection of poetry about resilience. It is about writing your own ending.

From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as a note to the reader. This moving book explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration.

the princess saves herself in this one is the first book in the „women are some kind of magic“ series.Q

 

 

Autoboyography – Christina Lauren

 

Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.

But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity.

It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.Q

 

 

Love her wild – Atticus

 

Love Her Wild is a collection of new and beloved poems from Atticus, the young writer who has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of avid followers on his Instagram account @atticuspoetry

In Love Her Wild, Atticus captures what is both raw and relatable about the smallest and the grandest moments in life: the first glimpse of a new love in Paris; skinny dipping on a summer’s night; the irrepressible exuberance of the female spirit; or drinking whiskey in the desert watching the rising sun.

With honesty, poignancy, and romantic flair, Atticus distils the most exhilarating highs and the heart-breaking lows of life and love into a few perfectly evocative lines, ensuring that his words will become etched in your mind and will awaken your sense of adventure.Q

 

 

Until we fly: Ewig vereint – Courtney Cole

 

Als Ex-Soldat Brand in seine Heimatstadt zurückkehrt, muss er sich wohl oder übel der Vergangenheit stellen, vor der er vor Jahren geflohen ist: Seiner Mutter, die ihn nie geliebt hat – und der jungen Nora, die sich seit der Highschool nach ihm verzehrt. Noras feuriges Temperament überwältigt Brand, doch sie hat ein dunkles Geheimnis, das ihrer beider Liebe zu zerstören droht.Q

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Forever in love: Keine ist wie du – Cora Carmack

 

Dylan hat eine Schwäche für hoffnungslose Fälle und engagiert sich deshalb in den verschiedensten Protestbewegungen. Bis sie auf einer Demonstration festgenommen wird und für ein paar Stunden im Gefängnis landet. Dort lernt sie Silas Moore kennen, der ganz eigene Probleme hat. Eigentlich ist Silas überhaupt nicht ihr Typ, und doch fasziniert er sie. Als Silas seine Position im Footballteam der Rusk University zu verlieren droht, bietet Dylan ihm ihre Hilfe an. Und die beiden stellen fest, dass sich Gegensätze durchaus anziehen können.Q

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Hamilton – Ron Chernow

 

Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow’s biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today’s America is the result of Hamilton’s countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. „To repudiate his legacy,“ Chernow writes, „is, in many ways, to repudiate the modern world.“ Chernow here recounts Hamilton’s turbulent life: an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to become George Washington’s aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power. His is a Hamilton far more human than we’ve encountered before-from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, and Burr, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza. And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton’s famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804.
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Liebe Grüße, eure Sophia

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