Joël Dicker ist zurück - so intensiv, stimmungsvoll und packend wie »Die Wahrheit über den Fall Harry Quebert«.--- Es ist der 30. Juli 1994 in Orphea, ein warmer Sommerabend an der amerikanischen Ostküste: An diesem Tag wird der Badeort durch ein schreckliches Verbrechen erschüttert, denn in einem Mehrfachmord sterben der Bürgermeister und seine Familie sowie eine zufällige Passantin. Zwei jungen Polizisten, Jesse Rosenberg und Derek Scott, werden die Ermittlungen übertragen, und sie gehen ihrer Arbeit mit größter Sorgfalt nach, bis ein Schuldiger gefunden ist. Doch zwanzig Jahre später behauptet die Journalistin Stephanie Mailer, dass Rosenberg und Scott sich geirrt haben. Kurz darauf verschwindet die junge Frau ... - Die idyllischen Hamptons sind Schauplatz einer fatalen Intrige, die Joël Dicker mit einzigartigem Gespür für Tempo und erzählerische Raffinesse entfaltet. ---»Macht süchtig!« Elle
Dem Omega-Katzenwandler Linus Frazier läuft die Zeit davon. Er ist der erste Omega in seinem Clan, der sich unabhängig gemacht hat, aber Linus will noch etwas. Ein Baby. Und das braucht einen Vater. Linus ist bereit, alles zu tun, was für die Empfängnis erforderlich ist, auch wenn dies bedeutet, dass er sich bei einer Paarungsagentur anmelden und mit einem völlig Fremden ins Bett gehen muss. Der dominante Bärenwandler und Viehzüchter Salvatore Beckett hat ein Problem. Sein Bär ist wild und wird möglicherweise bald außer Kontrolle geraten. Es gibt nur eine Lösung für ihn und das ist Nachwuchs, für den er sorgen muss. Ein einfacher Vertrag wird jedoch komplizierter, als Linus vor seiner Haustür auftaucht. Sal sehnt sich immer noch nach Stabilität, aber er will nicht mehr nur ein Baby. Er will auch einen Gefährten für immer. Ein homoerotischer Liebesroman für Erwachsene mit explizitem Inhalt. Enthält mpreg. Länge: rund 23.000 Wörter
A revealing look at the Jewish American encounter with Buddhism Today, many Jewish Americans are embracing a dual religious identity, practicing Buddhism while also staying connected to their Jewish roots. This book tells the story of Judaism´s encounter with Buddhism in the United States, showing how it has given rise to new contemplative forms within American Judaism-and shaped the way Americans understand and practice Buddhism. Taking readers from the nineteenth century to today, Emily Sigalow traces the history of these two traditions in America and explains how they came together. She argues that the distinctive social position of American Jews led them to their unique engagement with Buddhism, and describes how people incorporate aspects of both into their everyday lives. Drawing on a wealth of original in-depth interviews conducted across the nation, Sigalow explores how Jewish American Buddhists experience their dual religious identities. She reveals how Jewish Buddhists confound prevailing expectations of minority religions in America. Rather than simply adapting to the majority religion, Jews and Buddhists have borrowed and integrated elements from each other, and in doing so they have left an enduring mark on the American consciousness. American JewBu highlights the leading role that American Jews have played in the popularization of meditation and mindfulness in the United States, and the profound impact that these two venerable traditions have had on one another.
Swede Levov, a legendary athlete at his Newark high school, grows up in the booming post-war years to marry a former Miss New Jersey, inherit his father´s glove factory, and move into a stone house in the idyllic hamlet of Old Rimrock. And then one day in 1968, Swede´s beautiful American luck deserts him. His teenage daughter has become capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism, wrenching Swede out of the longed-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American beserk.
A clever and whimsical illustrated history of 26 iconic American foods, from Ambrosia to Zucchini Bread This captivating and surprising tour of America´s culinary canon celebrates the variety, charm, and occasionally dubious lore of the foods we love to eat, as well as the under-sung heroes who made them. Every chapter, organized from A to Z, delves into the history of a classic dish or ingredient, most so common we take them for granted. These distinctly American foods, from Blueberries and Fortune Cookies to Pepperoni, Hot Wings, Shrimp and Grits, Queso, and yes, even Xanthan Gum, have rich and complex back stories that are often hidden in plain sight, lost to urban myth and misinformation. American Food: A Not-So-Serious History digs deep to tell the compelling tales of some of our most ordinary foods and what they say about who we are-and who, perhaps, we are becoming.
Co-founder of The Carlyle Group and patriotic philanthropist David M. Rubenstein takes readers on a sweeping journey across the grand arc of the American story through revealing conversations with our greatest historians. In these lively dialogues, the biggest names in American history explore the subjects they´ve come to so intimately know and understand. — David McCullough on John Adams — Jon Meacham on Thomas Jefferson — Ron Chernow on Alexander Hamilton — Walter Isaacson on Benjamin Franklin — Doris Kearns Goodwin on Abraham Lincoln — A. Scott Berg on Charles Lindbergh — Taylor Branch on Martin Luther King — Robert Caro on Lyndon B. Johnson — Bob Woodward on Richard Nixon —And many others, including a special conversation with Chief Justice John Roberts Through his popular program The David Rubenstein Show, David Rubenstein has established himself as one of our most thoughtful interviewers. Now, in The American Story, David captures the brilliance of our most esteemed historians, as well as the souls of their subjects. The book features introductions by Rubenstein as well a foreword by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead our national library. Richly illustrated with archival images from the Library of Congress, the book is destined to become a classic for serious readers of American history. Through these captivating exchanges, these bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors offer fresh insight on pivotal moments from the Founding Era to the late 20th century.
With an introduction by Irvine Welsh A cult classic, adapted into an award-winning film starring Christian Bale. Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do? Patrick Bateman has it all: good looks, youth, charm, a job on Wall Street, reservations at every new restaurant in town and a line of girls around the block. He is also a psychopath. A man addicted to his superficial, perfect life, he pulls us into a dark underworld where the American Dream becomes a nightmare . . . Bret Easton Ellis´ American Psycho is one of the most controversial and talked-about novels of all time. A multimillion-copy bestseller hailed as a modern classic, it is a violent black comedy about the darkest side of human nature.
A new autobiographical work by one of the most original and controversial thinkers of our time. ´´I looked up every day from behind the bars to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Her light shone brightly into a dark night.´´ With these words, Wilhelm Reich described his experience as an ´´enemy alien´´ imprisoned on Ellis Island in the aftermath of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. American Odyssey , compiled from his correspondence and journals, chronicles Reich´s first years in America. They were years of prodigious accomplishment in which he developed the orgone energy accumulator-the so-called orgone box; published his first books in English; made breakthroughs in his investigation of orgone energy in social pathology, physics, astronomy, and cancer; and interested none other than Albert Einstein in testing his theories. America brought a new marriage, a new son, a new group of students, and a new laboratory. But these were years of fierce struggle as well: the denial of an American medical license, the refusal of a patent on the orgone accumulator, and, finally, a slanderous article that would incite the Food and Drug Administration to the dogged attack on Reich that would continue until his death in another prison cell ten years later. American Odyssey reveals more than a period in the life of an embattled scientist. It discloses the social and intellectual life of a country in a tumultuous time in history.
A dynamic, timely history of nineteenth-century activists-free-lovers and socialists, abolitionists and vigilantes-and the social revolution they sparked in the turbulent Civil War era On July 4, 1826, as Americans lit firecrackers to celebrate the country´s fiftieth birthday, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were on their deathbeds. They would leave behind a groundbreaking political system and a growing economy-as well as the glaring inequalities that had undermined the American experiment from its beginning. The young nation had outlived the men who made it, but could it survive intensifying divisions over the very meaning of the land of the free? A new network of dissent-connecting firebrands and agitators on pastoral communes, in urban mobs, and in genteel parlors across the nation-vowed to finish the revolution they claimed the Founding Fathers had only begun. They were men and women, black and white, fiercely devoted to causes that pitted them against mainstream America even while they fought to preserve the nation´s founding ideals: the brilliant heiress Frances Wright, whose shocking critiques of religion and the institution of marriage led to calls for her arrest; the radical Bostonian William Lloyd Garrison, whose commitment to nonviolence would be tested as the conflict over slavery pushed the nation to its breaking point; the Philadelphia businessman James Forten, who presided over the first mass political protest of free African Americans; Marx Lazarus, a vegan from Alabama whose calls for sexual liberation masked a dark secret; black nationalist Martin Delany, the would-be founding father of a West African colony who secretly supported John Brown´s treasonous raid on Harpers Ferry-only to ally himself with Southern Confederates after the Civil War. Though largely forgotten today, these figures were enormously influential in the pivotal period flanking the war, their lives and work entwined with reformers like Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Henry David Thoreau, as well as iconic leaders like Abraham Lincoln. Jackson writes them back into the story of the nation´s most formative and perilous era in all their heroism, outlandishness, and tragic shortcomings. The result is a surprising, panoramic work of narrative history, one that offers important lessons for today.