An edgy, sexy USA Today best seller about falling for the one person you can´t have. Maise O´Malley just turned 18, but she´s felt like a grown-up her entire life. The summer before senior year, she has plans: Get into a great film school, convince her mom to go into rehab, and absolutely do not, under any circumstances, screw up her own future. But life has a way of throwing her plans into free-fall. When Maise meets Evan at a carnival one night, their chemistry is immediate, intense, and short-lived. Which is exactly how she likes it: no strings. But afterward, she can´t get Evan out of her head. He’s taught her that a hookup can be something more. It can be an unexpected connection with someone who truly understands her. Someone who sees beyond her bravado to the scared but strong girl inside. That someone turns out to be her new film class teacher, Mr. Evan Wilke. Maise and Evan resolve to keep their hands off each other, but the attraction is too much to bear. Together, they´re real and genuine; apart, they’re just actors playing their parts for everyone else. And their masks are slipping. People start to notice. Rumors fly. When the truth comes to light in a shocking way, they may learn they were just playing parts for each other, too. Smart, sexy, and provocative, Unteachable is about what happens when a love story goes off-script. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006797/bk_sans_006797_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER ? Colum McCann´s beloved novel inspired by Philippe Petit´s daring high-wire stunt, which is also depicted in the film The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann´s stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people. Let the Great World Spin is the critically acclaimed author´s most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s. Corrigan, a radical young Irish monk, struggles with his own demons as he lives among the prostitutes in the middle of the burning Bronx. A group of mothers gather in a Park Avenue apartment to mourn their sons who died in Vietnam, only to discover just how much divides them even in grief. A young artist finds herself at the scene of a hit-and-run that sends her own life careening sideways. Tillie, a thirty-eight-year-old grandmother, turns tricks alongside her teenage daughter, determined not only to take care of her family but to prove her own worth. Elegantly weaving together these and other seemingly disparate lives, McCann´s powerful allegory comes alive in the unforgettable voices of the city´s people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the ´´artistic crime of the century.´´ A sweeping and radical social novel, Let the Great World Spin captures the spirit of America in a time of transition, extraordinary promise, and, in hindsight, heartbreaking innocence. Hailed as a ´´fiercely original talent´´ (San Francisco Chronicle), award-winning novelist McCann has delivered a triumphantly American masterpiece that awakens in us a sense of what the novel can achieve, confront, and even heal. Praise for Let the Great World Spin ´´This is a gorgeous book, multilayered and deeply felt, and it´s a damned lot of fun to read, too. Leave it to an Irishman to write one of the greatest-ever novels about New York. There´s so much passion and humor and pure lifeforce on every page of Let the Great World Spin that you´ll find yourself giddy, dizzy, overwhelmed.´´-Dave Eggers ´´Stunning . . . [an] elegiac glimpse of hope . . . It´s a novel rooted firmly in time and place. It vividly captures New York at its worst and best. But it transcends all that. In the end, it´s a novel about families-the ones we´re born into and the ones we make for ourselves.´´-USA Today ´´The first great 9/11 novel . . . We are all dancing on the wire of history, and even on solid ground we breathe the thinnest of air.´´-Esquire ´´Mesmerizing . . . a Joycean look at the lives of New Yorkers changed by a single act on a single day . . . Colum McCann´s marvelously rich novel . . . weaves a portrait of a city and a moment, dizzyingly satisfying to read and difficult to put down.´´-The Seattle Times ´´Vibrantly whole . . . With a series of spare, gorgeously wrought vignettes, Colum McCann brings 1970s New York to life. . . . And as always, McCann´s heart-stoppingly simple descriptions wow.´´-Entertainment Weekly ´´An act of pure bravado, dizzying proof that to keep your balance you need to know how to fall.´´-O: The Oprah Magazine
Jeanette Garland, missing Castleford, July 1969. Susan Ridyard, missing Rochdale, March 1972. Claire Kemplay, missing Morley, since yesterday. It’s winter, 1974, Yorkshire, Christmas bombs, Lord Lucan on the run, the Bay City Rollers, and Eddie Dunford’s got the job he wanted – crime correspondent for the Yorkshire Evening Post. He didn’t know it was going to be a season in hell. A dead little girl with a swan’s wings stitched into her back. A gypsy camp in a ring of fire. Corruption everywhere you look. In Nineteen Seventy Four, David Peace brings passion and stylistic bravado to this terrifyingly intense journey into a secret history of sexual obsession and greed, and starts a highly acclaimed crime series that has redefined how the genre is approached. David Peace (born 1967) is an English author. He was named one of the Best of Young British Novelists by Granta in 2003 and won the 2004 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. He is also known for his novels GB84 and The Damned United; the latter was made into a feature film starring Michael Sheen. *Please note this audiobook contains explicit language. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saul Reichlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002394/bk_adbl_002394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In an era that witnessed the rise of celebrity outlaws like Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger was the most famous and flamboyant of them all. Reports on the man and his misdeeds-spiced with accounts of his swashbuckling bravado and cool daring-provided an America worn down by the Great Depression with a salacious mix of sex and violence that proved irresistible. In Dillinger´s Wild Ride, Elliott J. Gorn provides a riveting account of the year between 1933 and 1934, when the Dillinger gang pulled over a dozen bank jobs and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars. A dozen men-police, FBI agents, gangsters, and civilians-lost their lives in the rampage, and American newspapers breathlessly followed every shooting and jail-break. As Dillinger´s wild year unfolded, the tale grew larger and larger in newspapers and newsreels, and even today, Dillinger is the subject of pulp literature, serious poetry and fiction, and film. What is the power of his story? Why has it lingered so long? Who was John Dillinger? Gorn illuminates the significance of Dillinger´s tremendous fame and the endurance of his legacy, arguing that he represented an American fascination with primitive freedom against social convention. Dillinger´s story has much to tell us about our enduring fascination with outlaws, crime and violence, about the complexity of our transition from rural to urban life, and about the transformation of America during the Great Depression.