The Loney

the contemporary classic

Author: Andrew Michael Hurley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147361984X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER. WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD. THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016. A brilliantly unsettling and atmospheric debut full of unnerving horror - 'The Loney is not just good, it's great. It's an amazing piece of fiction' Stephen King Two brothers. One mute, the other his lifelong protector. Year after year, their family visits the same sacred shrine on a desolate strip of coastline known as the Loney, in desperate hope of a cure. In the long hours of waiting, the boys are left alone. And they cannot resist the causeway revealed with every turn of the treacherous tide, the old house they glimpse at its end . . . Many years on, Hanny is a grown man no longer in need of his brother's care. But then the child's body is found. And the Loney always gives up its secrets, in the end. 'This is a novel of the unsaid, the implied, the barely grasped or understood, crammed with dark holes and blurry spaces that your imagination feels compelled to fill' Observer 'A masterful excursion into terror' The Sunday Times

Loney

Author: Andrew Michael Hurley

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843714398

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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»Die Einheimischen nannten es The Loney. Niemand, der auch nur das Geringste über diesen Ort wusste, näherte sich je dem Wasser. Zumindest abgesehen von uns. Doch wahrscheinlich hatte ich stets geahnt, dass das, was dort geschehen war, nicht für immer verborgen bleiben würde, so sehr ich es mir auch wünschte.« Zwei Brüder geraten an einem gottverlassenen Küstenort immer tiefer in eine rätselhafte, unheimliche Geschichte, in der sie selbst einander der einzige Halt sind. Ein berührender, packender Roman über die Suche nach Erlösung und die Abgründe, in die sie führen kann.

Teufels Tag

Roman

Author: Andrew Michael Hurley

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843718636

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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"Eine beeindruckend ungemütliche Lektüre." Times Literary Supplement Viel hat sich nicht verändert, seit John das kleine Tal in den englischen Endlands verlassen hat, um als Lehrer in der Stadt zu leben. Noch immer werden jeden Herbst die Schafe aus dem Moorland zusammengetrieben und noch immer begeht man den Devil's Day. Für die Kinder sind die Rituale und Feierlichkeiten ein großer Spaß, die Älteren wissen noch, was im Jahre 1913 passiert ist, als man den Teufel einmal nicht davongejagt hat. Erst kam ein Blizzard, dann fuhr der Teufel in Mensch und Tier, ließ die Alten an blutigem Husten ersticken und Jüngere erfrieren. Zuletzt war Johns Großvater für die Einhaltung der Bräuche zuständig, doch jetzt ist er tot. Als John mit seiner schwangeren Ehefrau zur Beerdigung anreist, steht der Devil’s Day kurz bevor und merkwürdige Vorfälle häufen sich. "Der neue Meister des Bedrohlichen. Dieser gruselige Nachfolger von Loney unterstreicht, dass sein Autor jemand ist, den man auf dem Schirm haben sollte." Sunday Times "Ein großartig geschriebener Roman, der den Leser rätselnd und verstört zurücklässt. Spannend!" Metro "Hurleys meisterlicher zweiter Roman bestätigt nachdrücklich die Verheißung seines preisgekrönten Debüts." Mail on Sunday "Hurley ist ein hervorragender Erzähler. Er führt dich ins Moor, ins Auge eines Schneesturms, dabei kleine Andeutungen hinterlassend, unheimliche Hinweise auf Teufeleien und dämonische Besessenheit. Dann wechselt er die Richtung, wühlt in den Spuren im Schnee, schnellt dir neue Schurkereien entgegen und lässt dich nachts in den Hügeln zurück." The Times "Die nebulöse Präsenz des Teufels ist so greifbar heraufbeschworen in diesem Roman, dass ich mich manchmal kaum getraut habe aufzusehen, aus Angst er könnte mich vom Stuhl neben mir aus angrinsen." Literary Review "Beunruhigend und atmosphärisch, die Schönheit dieses Romans liegt in seiner Trostlosigkeit." The Lady "Dieser makellos geschriebene Roman schließt sich wie eine feuchte Hand um Ihre Kehle." Daily Mail "Das ist eine Geschichte mit Sog. Das lebendige, sich steigernde Gefühl des Bösen ist eng verwoben mit den Annahmen darüber, wie die dargestellte Art zu leben ist, diese offenbar zeitlose Beziehung zwischen Landbewohnern und Moor." Guardian "Er beschreibt auf wunderschöne Weise eine trostlose Landschaft und das Gefühl, dass etwas Teuflisches und Unerkennbares in den Mooren ist, zwischen den Hügeln und auf den Pfaden." Sunday Express "Der Nachfolger von Loney verbindet Mythen, Landschaft und Horrorelemente mit unheimlicher Wirkung." Financial Times "Hurley ist ein sehr guter Autor, mit Interessen, die ihn leicht abseits des Mainstreams positionieren, ein Abstand, der ihn extrem interessant macht." John Boyne, Irish Times

Devil's Day

Author: Andrew Michael Hurley

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 1328489884

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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"A gripping and unsettling new novel by the award-winning author of The Loney that asks how much we owe to tradition, and how far we will go to preserve it"--

The Lonely City

Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Author: Olivia Laing

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782111247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GORDON BURN PRIZE CHOSEN AS 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' BY Observer Guardian Telegraph Irish Times New Statesman Times Literary Supplement Herald When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between the works and lives of some of the city's most compelling artists, Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone, illuminating not only the causes of loneliness but also how it might be resisted and redeemed.

Der Lügenbaum

Author: Frances Hardinge

Publisher: Verlag Freies Geistesleben

ISBN: 3772542980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 440

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Ihr Vater, der Reverend Sunderly soll ein Betrüger und Schwindler sein? Das kann Faith nicht glauben, die ihn verehrt und die gleiche naturwissenschaftliche Neugier hat wie er. Doch seitdem die Familie fluchtartig Kent verlassen hat und auf diese Insel gekommen ist, wo ihr Vater an einer Grabung teilnehmen will, ereignet sich ein dubioser Unfall nach dem anderen bis – ihr Vater tot aufgefunden wird. Mord! Faith wird es beweisen und gräbt sich in die Unterlagen ihres Vaters, um eine unheimliche Entdeckung zu machen ... Es geht um Fossilien und Fälschung, Glauben und Wissenschaft und – Mord. Mittendrin steht die 14-jährige Faith, die das Unheimliche auf klären und als Mädchen forschen will.

The Travel Book

A Journey Through Every Country in the World

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1786573989

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Take a journey through every country in the world. 850 images. 230 countries. One complete picture. With details of every United Nations-approved country in the world, and a few more principalities and dependencies besides, Lonely Planet's Travel Book is the ultimate introduction to a world of travel and the essential travel reference book for every household! Each country is profiled by Lonely Planet's expert authors and features details of when to visit, what to see and do, and how to learn more about the country's culture from its film, music, food and drink. Every entry has a map and statistics about the country. All brand new, incredible photography illustrates each country, depicting what life is like in each nation from photographic portraits of people, beautiful landscape photographs and vibrant street photography. This premium packaged 448-page book with beautiful rainbow foil on the cover will make an impressive gift. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

The Statesman's Year-Book 1982-83

Author: J. Paxton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230271111

Category: Political Science

Page: 1728

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The classic reference work that provides annually updated information on the countries of the world.

The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir

Author: Lesley Allen

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1785770187

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A charming and uplifting story, perfect for fans of A Man Called Ove or Jonas Jonasson. 'If you're a bit of a weirdo you will love Biddy Weir' - Ian Sansom, bestselling author of The Norfolk Mystery Biddy Weir is a quirky girl. Abandoned by her mother as a baby, and with a father who's not quite equipped for the challenges of modern parenting, Biddy lives in her own little world, happy to pass her time painting by the sea and watching the birds go by. That is, until she meets Alison Flemming. Because there are a few things about Biddy that aren't normal, you see. And Alison isn't afraid to point them out to the world. All of a sudden, Biddy's quiet life is thrown into turmoil. If only there was someone to convince her that, actually, everyone's a little bit weird . . . A story of abuse and survival, of falling down and of starting again, and of one woman's battle to learn to love herself for who she is, The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir is Lesley Allen's startlingly honest debut novel. PRAISE FOR THE LONELY LIFE OF BIDDY WEIR "A wonderful debut: poignant, powerful and moving, with ripples of dark humour." Colin Bateman "I'm a little bit in love with Biddy Weir. In her, Lesley Allen has created a character who is the embodiment of all our adolescent insecurities" Bernie McGill, author of The Butterfly Cabinet "In Biddy Weir, Lesley Allen has created one of those characters that gets under your skin and won't leave . . . A must-read for anyone who has ever wondered about life and where we fit in" Doreen Finn, author ofMy Buried Life "One of my favourite reads this year . . . raw, real and authentic . . . You will be enthralled" Bibliomaniac "Truly uplifting . . . I can not believe this is Lesley Allen's debut novel" Steph and Chris's Book Review

The Weight of Water

Author: Sarah Crossan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408824647

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother head for England. Life is lonely for Kasienka. At home her mother's heart is breaking and at school friends are scarce. But when someone special swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there might be more than one way for her to stay afloat. The Weight of Water is a startlingly original piece of fiction; most simply a brilliant coming of age story, it also tackles the alienation experienced by many young immigrants. Moving, unsentimental and utterly page-turning, we meet and share the experiences of a remarkable girl who shows us how quiet courage prevails.

This Should Be Written in the Present Tense

Author: Helle Helle

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144818293X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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A beautifully intimate novel from award-winning Danish novelist, Helle Helle This should be written in the present tense. But it isn’t. Dorte should be at uni in Copenhagen. But she’s not. She should probably put some curtains up in her new place. And maybe stop sleeping with her neighbour’s boyfriend. Perhaps things don’t always work out the way they should.

Friendship and Happiness

And the Connection Between the Two

Author: Tim Delaney,Tim Madigan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476629900

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 296

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This philosophical and sociological look at friendship and happiness begins with a review of Aristotle’s three categories of friendship—friends of utility, friends of pleasure and friends of the good. Modern variations—casual friends, close friends, best friends—are described, along with the growing phenomena of virtual friendships and cyber socialization in the Internet age. Inspired in part by Bertrand Russell’s The Conquest of Happiness, the authors propose that conquering unhappiness is key to achieving the self-satisfaction Russell called zest and Aristotle called eudaimonia or thriving by our own efforts.

Radio Rescue!

Author: Jane Jolly,Robert Ingpen

Publisher: National Library of Australia

ISBN: 0642278784

Category: Social Science

Page: 36

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Jim and his family live happily on their remote outback station. Yet, sometimes Jim feels lonely. Then a strange new radio with pedals arrives and Jim's Mum and Dad can send messages to their neighbours. Jim wants to have a go! 'When you're older,' says Dad. Then something happens that only Jim can deal with. Will he learn how to use the radio in time to save Dad? 'Radio Rescue!' is a beautifully illustrated flap book that takes us back to the origins of communication in the outback, with fascinating factual information at the back of the book. A sister book to the award-winning 'Tea and Sugar Christmas', with the same author and illustrator.

The Green Road

Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016

Author: Anne Enright

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473522919

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016 Shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Novel Award Longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize Winner of the Irish Novel of the Year 2015 Hanna, Dan, Constance and Emmet return to the west coast of Ireland for a final family Christmas in the home their mother is about to sell. As the feast turns to near painful comedy, a last, desperate act from Rosaleen - a woman who doesn't quite know how to love her children - forces them to confront the weight of family ties and the road that brought them home.

Celebrating the Lectionary® for Primary Grades 2015-2016

Supplemental Lectionary-Based Resource

Author: N.A

Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

ISBN: 1616712015

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Page: N.A

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Celebrating the Lectionary for Primary Grades provides 15-minute Lectionary-based catechetical sessions. It includes a CD-ROM with reproducible send-home pages for each Sunday and Holyday of Obligation that families can use to live the message of the Lectionary and celebrate the seasons of the liturgical year.

The Looney Experiment

Author: Luke Reynolds

Publisher: Blink

ISBN: 0310746051

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Author Luke Reynolds’s humorous and heart-warming contemporary novel, The Looney Experiment, chronicles one boy’s journey through bullying, first love, and an up-close examination of the meaning of courage. Atticus Hobart couldn’t feel lower. He’s in love with a girl who doesn’t know he exists, he is the class bully’s personal punching bag, and to top it all off, his dad has just left the family. Into this drama steps Mr. Looney, a 77-year-old substitute English teacher with uncanny insight and a most unconventional approach to teaching. But Atticus soon discovers there’s more to Mr. Looney’s methods than he’d first thought. And as Atticus begins to unlock the truths within his own name, he finds that his hyper-imagination can help him forge his own voice, and maybe—just maybe—discover that the power to face his problems was inside him all along.

“The” Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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The Girls

A Novel

Author: Emma Cline

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812998618

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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THE INSTANT BESTSELLER • An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • The Guardian • Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Financial Times • Esquire • Newsweek • Vogue • Glamour • People • The Huffington Post • Elle • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out • BookPage • Publishers Weekly • Slate Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence. Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award • Shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • The New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • Emma Cline—One of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists Praise for The Girls “Emma Cline has an unparalleled eye for the intricacies of girlhood, turning the stuff of myth into something altogether more intimate.”—Lena Dunham “Spellbinding . . . a seductive and arresting coming-of-age story.”—The New York Times Book Review “Extraordinary . . . Debut novels like this are rare, indeed.”—The Washington Post “Hypnotic.”—The Wall Street Journal “Gorgeous.”—Los Angeles Times “Savage.”—The Guardian “Astonishing.”—The Boston Globe “Superbly written.”—James Wood, The New Yorker “Intensely consuming.”—Richard Ford “A spectacular achievement.”—Lucy Atkins, The Times “Thrilling.”—Jennifer Egan “Compelling and startling.”—The Economist “Elegant and nostalgic.”—Julie Beck, The Atlantic “Masterful . . . In the cult dynamic, Cline has seen something universal—emotions, appetites, and regular human needs warped way out of proportion—and in her novel she’s converted a quintessentially ’60s story into something timeless.”—Christian Lorentzen, New York

Geophysics in the Affairs of Man

A Personalized History of Exploration Geophysics and Its Allied Sciences of Seismology and Oceanography

Author: Charles C. Bates,Thomas F. Gaskell,Robert B. Rice

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483152219

Category: Science

Page: 512

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Geophysics in the Affairs of Man describes how geophysics has affected human affairs, with emphasis on the geophysical enterprise as an interplay of technical, social, and economic factors. Many of the key and intriguing developments that took place within several major fields of geophysics are divided into seven epochs, roughly broken into decades. Topics covered include the origins of the profession of geophysics, earth physics and oceanography, and geophysical aspects of undersea warfare. This book is comprised of nine chapters and begins with a discussion on some antecedents to the modern-day profession of geophysics through World War I. The following chapters focus on the golden days of exploration geophysics; classical seismology during the war years; the growth of geophysics during the 1950s; and the nature of the geophysical exploration industry. The closing chapter presents the views of numerous geophysicists about what they consider the most outstanding actions they were ever involved in, as well as what makes the profession unique. This monograph is written primarily for geophysicists, geologists, and geological engineers.

The Christian Education of Youth

Author: Ulrich Zwingli

Publisher: Primedia E-launch LLC

ISBN: 1622090381

Category: Religion

Page: 100

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In true reformed fashion, Zwingli presents a guidebook for parents and children alike to follow God's ways and love him deeply. The three sections are broken up into a child's response to God, self, and others. The words written long ago still ring true and this book is a must have for anyone looking to children towards a more Christ-like life. PART I. HOW THE DELICATE MIND OF YOUTH SHOULD BE NURTURED AND INSTRUCTED IN THE THINGS PERTAINING TO GOD PART II. THOSE THINGS THAT PERTAIN TO THE YOUTH HIMSELF PART III. HOW A YOUTH SHOULD ACT