From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, and the critically acclaimed author of The Way Life Should Be , comes a novel about the choices we make, how they shape our lives, and how they can change them forever—includes a special PS section featuring insights, interviews, and more. Four people, two marriages, one lifelong friendship: Everything is about to change. It was dark. It was raining. It was just an accident. On the drive home from a rare evening out, Alison collides with another car running a stop sign, and—just like that—her life turns upside down. When she calls her husband from the police station, his accusatory tone reveals cracks in their relationship she´d never noticed were there. Now she notices everything. And she begins to realize that the life she carefully constructed for herself is as tenuous as a house of cards. Exquisitely written, powerful, and thrilling, Bird in Hand is a novel about love and friendship and betrayal, and about the secrets we tell ourselves and each other.
The Jordan Rift Valley, stretching from the Red Sea to Lebanon, was ripped open millions of years ago by vast forces within the earth. This geological object has also been a part of human history ever since early humans used it as a path in their journey out of Africa. And for a quarter of a century it has been part of the biography of Israeli writer Haim Watzman. In the autumn of 2004, as his country was riven by a fierce debate over its borders, Watzman took a two-week journey up the valley. Along the way he met scientists who try to understand the rift through the evidence lying on its surface - an archaeologist who reconstructs the fallen altars of a long-forgotten people, a zoologist whose study of bird societies has produced a theory of why organisms cooperate, and a geologist who thinks that the valley will some day be an ocean. He encountered people whose life and work on the shores of the Dead Sea and Jordan River have led them to dream of paradise and to seem to build Gardens of Eden on earth - a booster for a chemical factory, the director of a tourist site, and an aging socialist farmer who curates a museum of idols. And he discovered that the geography’s instability is mirrored in the volatility of the tales that people tell about the Sea of Galilee. As an observant Jew who has written extensively about science and scholarship, Watzman tries to understand the valley in all its complexity - its physical facts, its role in human history and his own life, and the myths it has engendered. He realizes that human beings can never see the rift in isolation. ´´It is the stories that men and women have told to explain what they see and what they do as a result that create the rift as we see it,´´ he writes. ´´As hard as we try to comprehend the landscape itself, it is humanity that we find.´´ Watzman’s poetic evocation of the scientific and the human is a unique chronicle of a quest for knowledge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Kliban. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013179/bk_adbl_013179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tex Larimee is a grizzled Arizona sheriff who’s leaving the deserts of Cactus County behind, blazing a trail east to mix it up with The Slickers in the canyons of Manhattan. Years later, Clint Eastwood would follow the exact same trail in Coogan’s Bluff - a western lawman on the loose in New York City. Tex’s welcome to New York is a rude one. Robbed of his cash, gun, and badge, he’s locked in a room in back of a run-down bar. Breaking out of the bar, he goes looking for his best friend…only to find him dead, his throat cut. And the cops accuse Tex of committing the murder.... But none of that’s going to keep a good Arizona lawman down. Discovering he’s been the subject of an elaborate frame-up job, Tex has got a few tricks of his own up his sleeve - and in his recovered Colt .45 - to make even the toughest of city birds sing a different tune. Much like Tex, L. Ron Hubbard was born and bred on the western frontier and made his way east to explore and experience life in New York City. But unlike the sheriff, Hubbard enjoyed his time in the city, where his writing career took off as he became a leading figure in its literary world. He came to know the streets and haunts of Manhattan as well as he knew the arroyos and canyons of the west, giving him the kind of insights he needed to write stories like ´´The Slickers´´. Also includes the mysteries ´´Killer Ape´´, in which a man frees a mistreated orangutan, only to end up with a monkey on his back, as he’s accused of aiding and abetting the ape in a case of murder; and ´´Murder Afloat´´, the story of a top narcotics cop in the U.S. Secret Service who’s pursuit of a million-dollar score could land him in some hot - and deadly - water. Strap on your six-gun and spurs and take a bite out of the Big Apple as the audio version of ´´The Slickers´´ mixes up Wild West action with big city suspense. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. F. Daley, Tamra Meskimen, Phil Proctor, Kristin Proctor, Corey Burton, John Mariano, Enn Reitel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gala/000121/bk_gala_000121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This Danish bird vase was designed by Jørgen Mogensen (1927- ) and made by Royal Copenhagen in Denmark. It is decorated in the typical 1970s Nordic style with a brown colored glaze surface. The vase remains in very good vintage condition, and has no chips, cracks, or repairs.
This oblong bowl was designed by Marianne Starck for the Danish pottery Michael Andersen & Son (MA&S) in Bornholm, Denmark, circa in the 1960s. It has a handpainted decor depicting a girl with birds and is made with the so-called Persia glaze. It is in very good vintage condition. No chips, cracks, or repairs.
This table lamp, model Baca, was designed by Danish designer Nils Thorsson in the 1960s for Royal Copenhagen and Danish lamp maker Fog & Mørup. This Danish mid-century classic comes with various decorations. This one features bird and flower motifs among others. The table lamp is in very good vintage condition with no cracks or chips. The height without a shade is 20 cm. The bulb base size is E26/E27. This piece comes rewired with a new white cord.
Hairy Maclary may be a popular dog, but he also has a lot of popular friends. There´s Schnitzel von Krumm, Hercules Morse, Slinki Malinki and many more. And then there´s the terrifying Scarface Claw, the toughest tom in town who´s afraid of nothing? or is he? This collection celebrates the 30th anniversary of the first book, Hairy Maclary from Donaldson´s Dairy, by bringing all of Hairy Maclary´s friends together. Slinky Malinki, Slinky Malinki, Open the Door, Slinky Malinki Catflaps, Slinky Malinki´s Christmas Crackers, Slinky Malinki, Early Bird, Schnitzel von Krumm´s Basketwork, Schnitzel von Krumm Forget-me-not, Schnitzel von Krumm, Dogs Never Climb Trees, Scarface Claw, Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack, and Zachary Quack Minimonster 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kyle Pryor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001982/bk_boli_001982_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionMore than 20 songs that children love to sing and play, including ´Going To The Zoo´, and ´Puff The Magic Dragon´. Very simple Piano arrangements, with lyrics and chord symbols by Stephen Duro.SonglistAmazing Grace [Traditional]Baa! Baa! Black Sheep [Traditional]English Country Garden [Jordan, Robert]Froggie Went A Courtin´ [Traditional]Going To The Zoo [Paxton, Tom]I Love Little Pussy [Traditional]Jimmy Crack Corn [Emmett, Daniel Decatur]Little Bird, Little Bird [Traditional]Little White Duck [Barrows, Walt] [Zaritzky, Bernard]Mary Had A Little Lamb [Traditional]Morning Has Broken [Stevens, Cat]Nellie The Elephant [Butler, Ralph] [Hart, Peter]Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da [Lennon, John] [Mccartney, Paul]Old MacDonald Had A Farm [Traditional]Pop Goes The Weasel [Traditional]Puff (The Magic Dragon) [Yarrow, Peter] [Yarrow, Leonard]There Was An Old Frog [Traditional]Three Blind Mice [Traditional]Three Wheels On My Wagon [Hilliard, Bob] [Bacharach, Burt]When You Come To The End Of A Lollipop [Manning, Dick] [Hoffman, Al]Who Killed Cock Robin? [Traditional]You´re A Pink Toothbrush [Ruvin, Ralph] [Halfin, Bob] [Irving, Harold]
During the Civil War, one of the tales that was often told among Confederate soldiers was that Joseph E. Johnston was a crack shot who was a better bird hunter than just about everyone else in the South. However, as the story went, Johnston would never take the shot when asked to, complaining that something was wrong with the situation that prevented him from being able to shoot the bird when it was time. The story is almost certainly apocryphal, but it was aptly used to demonstrate the Confederates´ frustration with a man who everyone regarded as a capable general. Johnston began the Civil War as one of the South´s senior commanders, leading the ironically named Army of the Potomac to victory in the Battle of First Bull Run over Irvin McDowell´s Union Army. But Johnston would become known more for losing by not winning. Johnston was never badly beaten in battle, but he had a habit of strategically withdrawing until he had nowhere left to retreat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095175/bk_acx0_095175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amy (a.k.a. Bird) seems to have the perfect life: loving parents, a hot boyfriend, the best friend ever. She even writes an online advice column full of Top Tips to help other teens take control of their lives. But after a new guy shows up at school, Bird can´t seem to follow her own wisdom. Pete is the consummate bad boy. He´s everything Bird is not: wild, unambitious, and more than a little dangerous. Although she knows he´s trouble, Bird can´t stay away. And the more drawn she is to Pete, the more cracks are revealed in her relationship with Griffin, her doting boyfriend. Meanwhile, her parents´ marriage is also fracturing, possibly for good. Bird is way out of her comfort zone. All it takes is one mistake, one momentary loss of control, for her entire future to be blown away.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Bauer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031058/bk_adbl_031058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.