A Well Tempered Heart

A Well Tempered Heart Author Jan-Philipp Sendker
ISBN-10 9780857907820
Year 2014-03-06
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Birlinn
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Almost ten years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father's native country. Though she is a successful Manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads; her boyfriend recently left her, she has suffered a miscarriage, and she is, despite her wealth, unhappy with her professional life. Julia is lost and exhausted. One day, in the middle of an important business meeting, she hears a stranger's voice in her head that causes her to leave the office without explanation. In the following days, her crisis only deepens. Not only does the female voice refuse to disappear, but it starts to ask questions Julia has been trying to avoid. Why do you live alone? To whom do you feel close? What do you want in life? Interwoven with Julia's story is that of a Burmese woman named Nu Nu who finds her world turned upside down when Burma goes to war and calls on her two young sons to be child soldiers. This spirited novel, like The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, explores the most inspiring and passionate terrain: the human heart.

A Well tempered Heart

A Well tempered Heart Author Jan-Philipp Sendker
ISBN-10 9781590516416
Year 2014-01-21
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Other Press, LLC
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The sequel to the international best-selling novel The Art of Hearing Heartbeats. Almost ten years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father’s native country. Though she is a successful Manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads; her boyfriend has recently left her and she is, despite her wealth, unhappy with her professional life. Julia is lost and exhausted. One day, in the middle of an important business meeting, she hears a stranger’s voice in her head that causes her to leave the office without explanation. In the following days, her crisis only deepens. Not only does the female voice refuse to disappear, but it starts to ask questions Julia has been trying to avoid. Why do you live alone? To whom do you feel close? What do you want in life? Interwoven with Julia’s story is that of a Burmese woman named Nu Nu who finds her world turned upside down when Burma goes to war and calls on her two young sons to be child soldiers. This spirited sequel, like The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, explores the most inspiring and passionate terrain: the human heart.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats Author Jan-Philipp Sendker
ISBN-10 9781590514641
Year 2012-01-31
Pages 286
Language en
Publisher Other Press, LLC
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A poignant and inspirational love story set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats spans the decades between the 1950s and the present. When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be…until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago, to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father’s past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the reader’s belief in the power of love to move mountains.

Whispering Shadows

Whispering Shadows Author Jan-Philipp Sendker
ISBN-10 9781476793658
Year 2016-02-09
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In this first book of the Rising Dragon series, “explore a side of Hong Kong tourists rarely experience” (Kirkus Reviews) as an expat journalist tries to crack a murder case in the “darkly beautiful, heart-wrenching” (Booklist, starred review) thriller set in China from the internationally bestselling author of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats. Once an ambitious American expat and a dedicated family man, Paul Leibovitz is living as a recluse on an outlying island of Hong Kong. When he makes a fleeting connection with Elizabeth, a distressed American woman on the verge of collapse, his life is thrown into turmoil. Less than twenty-four hours later, Elizabeth’s son is found dead in Shenzhen, and Paul, invigorated by a newfound purpose, sets out to investigate the murder on his own. As Paul, Elizabeth, and a detective friend descend deeper into a politically corrupt China and the Shenzhen underworld—against the wishes of a woman with whom Paul has a growing flirtation—they discover dark secrets and vestiges of the Cultural Revolution that people will go to any lengths to keep hidden. Part love story, part crime thriller, Whispering Shadows is the captivating tale of one man’s desperate search for redemption within the grip of a world superpower, a place where secrets from the past threaten to upend the future.

Doghouse Roses

Doghouse Roses Author Steve Earle
ISBN-10 0618219242
Year 2002-06
Pages 207
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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A debut collection of short fiction by the popular singer-songwriter features brutally honest, sometimes autobiographical tales, including the title story about a singer whose life has nearly been destroyed by drugs, "Wheeler County" about a hitchhiker stranded for years in a small Texas town, "Billy the Kid," and more. Reprint.

The Language of Solitude

The Language of Solitude Author Jan-Philipp Sendker
ISBN-10 9781476793672
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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This translation first published in 2016 by Polygon under the title Dragon games.

The Well Tempered City

The Well Tempered City Author Jonathan F. P. Rose
ISBN-10 9780062234742
Year 2016-09-13
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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2017 PROSE Award Winner: Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher In the vein of Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities and Edward Glaeser’s Triumph of the City, Jonathan F. P. Rose—a visionary in urban development and renewal—champions the role of cities in addressing the environmental, economic, and social challenges of the twenty-first century. Cities are birthplaces of civilization; centers of culture, trade, and progress; cauldrons of opportunity—and the home of eighty percent of the world’s population by 2050. As the 21st century progresses, metropolitan areas will bear the brunt of global megatrends such as climate change, natural resource depletion, population growth, income inequality, mass migrations, education and health disparities, among many others. In The Well-Tempered City, Jonathan F. P. Rose—the man who “repairs the fabric of cities”—distills a lifetime of interdisciplinary research and firsthand experience into a five-pronged model for how to design and reshape our cities with the goal of equalizing their landscape of opportunity. Drawing from the musical concept of “temperament” as a way to achieve harmony, Rose argues that well-tempered cities can be infused with systems that bend the arc of their development toward equality, resilience, adaptability, well-being, and the ever-unfolding harmony between civilization and nature. These goals may never be fully achieved, but our cities will be richer and happier if we aspire to them, and if we infuse our every plan and constructive step with this intention. A celebration of the city and an impassioned argument for its role in addressing the important issues in these volatile times, The Well-Tempered City is a reasoned, hopeful blueprint for a thriving metropolis—and the future.

Im Westen Nichts Neues

Im Westen Nichts Neues Author Erich Maria Remarque
ISBN-10 9781134972050
Year 1984-11-15
Pages 296
Language de
Publisher Routledge
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The full German text of Remarque's 1929 novel is accompanied by German-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context.

Interpreting Bach s Well tempered Clavier

Interpreting Bach s Well tempered Clavier Author Ralph Kirkpatrick
ISBN-10 0300038933
Year 1987-02-01
Pages 132
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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This book sets forth the provocative theories of a musician who has been called the outstanding harpsichordist of this century. The late Ralph Kirkpatrick reveals here his approach to a deeper comprehension of music, showing how his methods are applied to the preludes and fugues of the Well-Tempered Clavier of J.S. Bach. This book is brilliant and important.-Clavier All keyboardists performing classical repertoire can greatly benefit from Kirkpatrick's scholarship, dry wit, and stubborn dedication.-Keyboard That Mr. Kirkpatrick's extraordinarily perceptive mind knew the subject matter thoroughly is beyond dispute...Valuable insights into the analysis, teaching and performance of all Western music, especially Bach's monumental Well-Tempered Clavier.-Arthur Lawrence, The American Organist We are fortunate to have this book by Ralph Kirkpatrick...From it we gain insight into the musical mind of one of the outstanding performers of our century.-The Music Review The real matter of the book is good old-fashioned musicianship.-Denis Arnold, London Review of Books

The New Well tempered Sentence

The New Well tempered Sentence Author Karen Elizabeth Gordon
ISBN-10 0395628830
Year 1993
Pages 148
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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The basic rules governing the use of periods, semicolons, hyphens, commas, and other punctuation marks are illustrated by humorous sentences

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Author Carson McCullers
ISBN-10 9780547346656
Year 2010-08-01
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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With the publication of her first novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters' inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers' finest work, an enduring masterpiece first published by Houghton Mifflin in 1940. At its center is the deaf-mute John Singer, who becomes the confidant for various types of misfits in a Georgia mill town during the 1930s. Each one yearns for escape from small town life. When Singer's mute companion goes insane, Singer moves into the Kelly house, where Mick Kelly, the book's heroine (and loosely based on McCullers), finds solace in her music. Wonderfully attuned to the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition, and with a deft sense for racial tensions in the South, McCullers spins a haunting, unforgettable story that gives voice to the rejected, the forgotten, and the mistreated—and, through Mick Kelly, gives voice to the quiet, intensely personal search for beauty. Richard Wright praised Carson McCullers for her ability "to rise above the pressures of her environment and embrace white and black humanity in one sweep of apprehension and tenderness." She writes "with a sweep and certainty that are overwhelming," said the New York Times. McCullers became an overnight literary sensation, but her novel has endured, just as timely and powerful today as when it was first published. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is Carson McCullers at her most compassionate, endearing best.

Surrendering to Utopia

Surrendering to Utopia Author Mark Goodale
ISBN-10 9780804762120
Year 2009-05-01
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Stanford University Press
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A broad and ambitious reexamination of anthropology's potential and obligation to transform human rights theory and practice.

Doghouse Roses

Doghouse Roses Author Steve Earle
ISBN-10 0618219242
Year 2002-06
Pages 207
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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A debut collection of short fiction by the popular singer-songwriter features brutally honest, sometimes autobiographical tales, including the title story about a singer whose life has nearly been destroyed by drugs, "Wheeler County" about a hitchhiker stranded for years in a small Texas town, "Billy the Kid," and more. Reprint.