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📒The House By The Lake ✍ Thomas Harding
📝The House by the Lake Book Synopsis : A Finalist for the Costa Biography Award Longlisted for the Orwell Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by The Times (London) • New Statesman (London) • Daily Express (London) • Commonweal magazine In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding traveled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been her “soul place,” she said—a holiday home for her and her family, but also a refuge—until the 1930s, when the Nazis’ rise to power forced them to leave. The trip was his grandmother’s chance to remember her childhood sanctuary as it was. But the house had changed, and when Harding returned once again nearly twenty years later, it was about to be demolished. It now belonged to the government, and as Harding began to inquire about whether the house could be saved, he unearthed secrets that had lain hidden for decades. Slowly he began to piece together the lives of the five families who had lived there: a wealthy landowner, a prosperous Jewish family, a renowned composer, a widow and her children, a Stasi informant. All had made the house their home, and all but one had been forced out. The house had weathered storms, fires and abandonment, witnessed violence, betrayals and murders, and had withstood the trauma of a world war and the dividing of a nation. Breathtaking in scope and intimate in its detail, The House by the Lake is a groundbreaking and revelatory new history of Germany, told over a tumultuous century through the story of a small wooden house.
📒The House By The Lake ✍ Ella Carey
📝The House by the Lake Book Synopsis : Anna is content with her well-ordered life in San Francisco. But her world is turned upside down when her beloved grandfather, Max, reveals a startling secret: Anna is part of an aristocratic family who lost everything during World War II. What's more, Max was forced to leave behind a precious item over seventy years ago in their estate in old Prussia. It's now his ardent wish that Anna retrieve it. Anna burns with questions as she heads for Germany: What memento could be so important to her grandfather? And why did he keep their history hidden? As she searches for answers, she finds herself drawn to Wil, a man who may hold the key to unlock the mystery. Together they discover that her family's secrets are linked with an abandoned apartment in Paris, and these secrets go deeper than she ever imagined. Alternating between 1930s Europe and the present, The House by the Lake illuminates the destiny of a family caught in the tumult of history.
📒 ✍ Кейт Мортон
📝 Book Synopsis : Во время пикника на семейной ферме шестнадцатилетняя Лорен Николсон становится свидетельницей шокирующего преступления – ее мама Дороти убивает человека. Спустя пятьдесят лет эта история по-прежнему беспокоит героиню. Кем был тот человек и почему мама так поступила? Лорен понимает, что может упустить последний шанс узнать правду, и принимается искать ответы в прошлом Дороти. Она идет по следам незнакомцев, встретившихся когда-то в истерзанном войной Лондоне, чтобы понять, как их судьбы связаны с судьбой ее матери.
📒The Lake House ✍ Kate Morton
📝The Lake House Book Synopsis : The Lake House by Kate Morton is the mysterious and enchanting fifth novel from the number one bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper. A missing child . . . June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever. An abandoned house . . . Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. An unsolved mystery . . . Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape...
📒The House On Sunset Lake ✍ Tasmina Perry
📝The House on Sunset Lake Book Synopsis : 'Seductive and mysterious...the perfect novel to while away a summer's afternoon' Express. Sunday Times bestseller Tasmina Perry is back with a delicious summer read. Unlock the secrets of the mysterious house on Sunset Lake... Casa D'Or, the mysterious plantation house on Sunset Lake, has been in the Wyatt family for over fifty years. Jennifer Wyatt returns there from university full of hope, as summer by the lake stretches ahead of her. Yet by the time it is over her heart will be broken, her family in tatters, her dreams long gone. Twenty years later, Casa D'Or stands neglected, a victim of tragic events. Jennifer has closed the door on her past. Then Jim, the man she met and fell in love with that magical summer, comes back into her life, with a plan to return Casa D'Or to its former glory. Their reunion will stir up old ghosts for both of them, and reveal the dark secrets the house still holds close...
📝In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods Book Synopsis : In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods tells the story of a newly married couple who take up a lonely existence in the title's mythical location. In this blank and barren plot far from the world they've known, they mean to start the family the unnamed husband wants so obsessively. But their every pregnancy fails, and as their grief swells, the husband─a hot-tempered and impatient fisherman and trapper─attempts to prove his dominion in other ways, emptying both the lake and the woods of their many beasts. As the years pass, the wife changes too, her suddenly powerful voice singing some new series of objects into being, including a threatening moon hung above their house, its doomed weight already slowly falling, bending their now-starless sky. In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods is about marriage, parenthood, and the dreams parents have for their children─as well as what happens to a marriage whose success is measured solely by the children it produces, or else the grief that marks their absence.
📒 ✍ Джим Фергюс
📝 Book Synopsis : Желая успокоить индейцев, грозящих беспорядками, правительство США начинает программу «Невесты для индейцев», в рамках которой женщинам, физически здоровым и способным по возрасту к рождению и воспитанию детей, предлагают пойти на брак с шайеннскими воинами. Чтобы сохранить этот план в тайне, для участия в программе привлекаются женщины, находящиеся в тюрьмах, психиатрических больницах и трудных жизненных обстоятельствах.
📒The Log House By The Lake A Tale Of Canada ✍ William Henry Giles Kingston
📝The Log House by the Lake A Tale of Canada Book Synopsis : It was late in the afternoon when Mr Philip Ashton walked up to the door of his residence in Portman-square. His hand touched the knocker irresolutely. ÒIt must be done,Ó he said to himself. ÒMay strength be given to all of them to bear the blow!Ó His hand shook as he rapped. The hall door flew open, a servant in handsome livery stood ready to take his hat and gloves. As he entered the drawing-room his wife and daughters rose to welcome him, with affection beaming in their eyes, as did his three sons, who had just arrived at home from different directions. Mr Ashton retired to rest that night with a mind greatly relieved. He had not doubted the affection of his children, and he was assured that it would enable them to bear their reverse of fortune with cheerfulness. When he rose in the morning he prayed earnestly for strength to go through the work required of him, and that is never denied to those who seek it from Him who can alone afford it. In all the work he received able assistance from his son. Philip had not left a single debt unpaid at the University, by which, under his altered circumstances, he might ever afterwards have been hampered. Mr Ashton, having never allowed household bills to run on, was comparatively free from debt. All his affairs arranged, he found himself with an incomeÑarising from a settlement on his wifeÑof two hundred pounds a-year, and about fifteen hundred pounds in ready money. Once more his family being assembled, he pointed out to them that though their plans were very good, if they were to remain a united family they must look to the future, and seek in another country the opportunity of developing their energies.
📒The Log House By The Lake ✍ William Henry Giles Kingston
📝The Log House by the Lake Book Synopsis : This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
📒The House On The Lake ✍ Aidan Fennessy
📝The House on the Lake Book Synopsis : A criminal lawyer with a cool head and a passion for logic, David wakes up to find himself confined to a small, sparsely furnished room, unable to remember what happened the day before. With the help of his doctor, David begins to coax memories out of the darkness, before the details of a terrible secret emerge. (1 act, 1 male, 1 female).
📒 ✍ Фрэнсис Бёрнетт
📝 Book Synopsis : В книгах замечательной писательницы Фрэнсис Бернетт есть и мягкий юмор, и занимательный сюжет, и мудрость всепобеждающего добра. Ее повесть “Таинственный сад” вошла в число лучших книг для детей. Эту книгу любят не только дети, но и взрослые. Снятый в 1993 году на студии «Warner Bros.» фильм «Таинственный сад» признан одним из лучших детских фильмов 90-х годов ХХ века. Огромным успехом пользовался и мюзикл, поставленный на многих сценах мира. По мотивам повести снят также мультфильм.
📒 ✍ Виктория Хислоп
📝 Book Synopsis : «Ее длинные темные волосы развевались на ветру, а походка была уставшей. Лодка качалась в прохладных волнах, осталось лишь опуститься в нее. И всё — в прежнюю жизнь больше не будет возврата.» Героиня романа Алекс Филдинг хочет побольше узнать о прошлом своей матери, но та тщательно скрывает его: известно лишь, что она выросла в маленьком городке на острове Крит и в юности перебралась в Лондон. Во время путешествия по Криту Алекс приезжает в селение Плака, где до сих пор живет подруга родственницы ее матери. Деревушка ничем не примечательна. Одно из многочисленных поселений, затерявшихся на греческих землях. Горы, синь моря, а сквозь эту синь виден небольшой остров, что стыдливо хранит свою боль. Какую роль в жизни ее предков сыграл этот остров и какие тайны скрывает внешне благополучная жизнь?..
📒Running Is Life ✍ Bruce Fleming
📝Running is Life Book Synopsis : Running feels good. It also centers the runner in the world, solves the problems implied by the Cartesian split between body and soul, and establishes an active relationship between the self and others. Running takes the motion we are all born with (that is the essence of life) and with the individual providing the impetus, projects us into the world of others. When we run, we transcend ourselves and place ourselves in the world. Running is Life is set in many places—Cairo, the Eastern Sierras, Las Vegas, New York's Adirondack Mountains, and Barcelona, among others—but always in the moving body of the runner hurtling both through and into the world. Running is Life is both a hymn to human motion and an explanation of its sweetness.
📒The House On The Lake ✍ Barbara V. Stephens
📝The House on the Lake Book Synopsis : Rebecca York is feeling confident with a clear head, a happy heart, and a new plan in hand. Just back from spending six months in France, Rebecca leisurely walks around the grounds of her godmother's historic house on a Texas lake while dreaming of converting it into an elegant bed-and-breakfast and saving it from encroaching land developers. But just as she settles in to spend her first night at Maple Villa, a key turns the lock and the front door creaks open, revealing a man from Rebecca's past. Paul Drew, a distinguished foreign news correspondent and author, first met Rebecca nearly seventeen years ago and is still as charming as she remembers him. Except there is only one problem: Paul has also received a key to the endangered old lake residence from Rebecca's godmother and has already moved in to recuperate from a wound he received in the Middle East. But even as the sweet affection started many years ago between them begins to reawaken, neither Rebecca nor Paul can fathom the idea of giving up their individual dreams for Maple Villa. In this contemporary romance, attraction, passion, and strong aspirations bring two souls together in the face of adversity as an old house quietly awaits its destiny.
📒Moneyball ✍ Майкл Льюис
📝Moneyball Book Synopsis : Многие уверены, что спорт давно превратился в соревнование кошельков. Побеждает тот, кто может позволить себе самых лучших, а значит, самых дорогостоящих игроков. Эта книга доказывает обратное — настоящий прорыв делает тот, кто умеет смотреть по-новому на привычные вещи. В основе книги лежит реальная история одного из выдающихся спортивных менеджеров нашего времени — Билли Бина. Ему удалось на первый взгляд невозможное: вывести малобюджетную команду по бейсболу на лидирующие позиции и обойти самые дорогие команды. Изменив подход к игрокам, он в каком-то смысле изменил саму игру и этим достиг невероятного успеха в истории бейсбола. Книга издательства 'Манн, Иванов и Фербер'
📒The Phantom Of The Opera ✍ Gaston Leroux
📝The Phantom of the Opera Book Synopsis : Leroux's classic Gothic melodrama, here freshly presented in a vivid new translation, with informative introduction and notes. The original novel behind Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musical, The Phantom of the Opera tells of the masked Phantom whose obsessive love for Christine Daaé sets in chain a series of terrifying events.
📒Knoxville ✍ Allan Cannon
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📒 ✍ Халед Хоссейни
📝 Book Synopsis : Проникновенная, пробирающая до самого нутра история о дружбе и верности, о предательстве и искуплении. Нежный, тонкий, ироничный и по-хорошему сентиментальный, роман Халеда Хоссейни напоминает живописное полотно, которое можно разглядывать бесконечно. Амира и Хасана разделяла пропасть. Один принадлежал к местной аристократии, другой — к презираемому меньшинству. У одного отец был красив и важен, у другого — хром и жалок. Один был запойным читателем, другой — неграмотным. Заячью губу Хасана видели все, уродливые же шрамы Амира были скрыты глубоко внутри. Но не найти людей ближе, чем эти два мальчика. Их история разворачивается на фоне кабульской идиллии, которая вскоре сменится грозными бурями. Мальчики — словно два бумажных змея, которые подхватила эта буря и разметала в разные стороны. У каждого своя судьба, своя трагедия, но они, как и в детстве, связаны прочнейшими узами. Роман стал одним из самых ярких явлений в мировой литературе последних лет. В названии своей книги писатель вспоминает традиционную забаву афганских мальчишек — сражения бумажных змеев. Победить соперников и остаться в одиночестве парить в бездонном синем небе — настоящее детское счастье. Ты бежишь за змеем и ветром, как бежишь за своей судьбой, пытаясь поймать ее. Но поймает она тебя.
📒 ✍ Рут Уэйр
📝 Book Synopsis : В темном-темном лесуДесять лет назад Нора окончила школу и порвала все связи с друзьями. С тех пор Нора ни разу не видела свою лучшую подругу Клэр...Стоял темный-темный дом...пока однажды ей вдруг не пришло приглашение на девичник Клэр. Что это, как не шанс оставить наконец позади все призраки прошлого?А в темном-темном доме была темная-темная комнатаНо что-то пошло не так. Совсем не так.И в этой темной-темной комнате...Некоторым тайнам лучше оставаться не раскрытыми.
📒Reno By The In The Lake And Other Stories ✍ Jim Hartman
📝Reno by the in the Lake and Other Stories Book Synopsis : I guess, in truth, “Reno by the/in the Lake” is my “Autobiography Light.” The material is indeed autobiographical in that little has been gleaned from any outside source and it is definitely light both in serious content and the serious nature often portrayed by an autobiography. So read on just for fun. Reno Beach was a magical place in the 1920s, ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, a resort town that never really quite reached its prime. It had, however attained great stature in the hearts and minds of all it entertained, especially in the imagination of a young boy who could see adventure, even in the smallest buttonhole or banal blemish. In his mind a vegetable garden became a wilderness plantation. An overturned rowboat became a fortress, a pirate’s treasure cave or a magician’s maudlin mansion. A willow tree only recently uprooted by the wind and waves of an angry possessive lake trying desperately to reclaim its own; this became the perfect home for “Tarzan (Jimmie) of the Apes.” The fact that I’m even writing this book belies the fact that the place and that little boy still live, if only in my imagination. The stories you’re about to read are about that small waterfront community just east of Toledo Ohio on the western end of Lake Erie and how it’s life; death and frequent revitalizations affected the life of one small boy, namely me. The stories are absolutely true except as altered by an aging memory, wishful thinking and delusions of grandeur, not necessarily in that order, and they represent some of the very best days of my life. I’ve been told that it’s good to share your very best. I hope you enjoy reading my stories nearly as much as I enjoyed living them. The writing’s been fun too. Some names and places may have been altered to protect the innocent and/or the guilty, but not many. Some may also be changed just because I’ve forgotten or don’t really know what I’m talking about. Please forgive me. Many may recognize themselves, a friend or family member in some of these stories and each one probably deserves whatever treatment or attention they received, either good or bad. This book is intended to be a “Bathroom Book.” This is not a negative. For those unable to grasp this creative terminology I provide the following explanation in the form of a prescription: Take in small doses. Continuous exposure could be hazardous to your health and could lead to an abrasive situation requiring an immediate application of Preparation “H.” This does not imply that either you the reader or the writer is full of . . . Anything. Should you disapprove of any of the material in this book please feel free to remove the offending pages and put them to better use right there in the “Reading Room” solving the problems of the moment. I’m sure you understand. Enjoy. Life is short. Don’t waste it on seriousness.
📒A Week At The Lake ✍ Wendy Wax
📝A Week at the Lake Book Synopsis : From the USA Today bestselling author of The House on Mermaid Point comes a powerful novel about secrets, loyalty, and the bonds of true friendship . . . Twenty years ago, Emma Michaels, Mackenzie Hayes, and Serena Stockton bonded over their New York City dreams. Then, each summer, they solidified their friendship by spending one week at the lake together, solving their problems over bottles of wine and gallons of ice cream. They kept the tradition for years, until jealousy, lies, and life’s disappointments made them drift apart. It’s been five years since Emma has seen her friends, an absence designed to keep them from discovering a long-ago betrayal. Now she’s in desperate need of their support. The time has come to reveal her secrets—and hopefully rekindle their connection. But when a terrible accident keeps Emma from saying her piece, Serena and Mackenzie begin to learn about the past on their own. Now, to heal their friendship and their broken lives, the three women will have to return to the lake that once united them, and discover which relationships are worth holding on to . . .