Where is Wendy? Leading a labor strike against the Lost Boys, of course. In Jane Yolen´s first full collection in more than 10 years, discover new and uncollected tales of beloved characters, literary legends, and much more. A Scottish academic unearths ancient evil in a fishing village. Edgar Allan Poe´s young bride is beguiled by a most unusual bird. Dorothy, lifted from Kansas, returns as a gymnastic sophisticate. Emily Dickinson dwells in possibility and sails away in a starship made of light. Alice´s wicked nemesis has jaws and claws but really needs a sense of humor. Enter the Emerald Circus and be astonished by the transformations within. Winner of the 2018 World Fantasy Award. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Flanagan, Derek Perkins, Marisa Calin, Henrietta Meire, James Anderson Foster, Lucy Rayner, Tim Campbell, Helen Lloyd, Esther Wane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/013202/bk_blak_013202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Young Tessa is a diminutive girl, far too small for farm work and the object of ridicule by both her own family and the other children in their isolated Midwestern community. Her father seems to believe in nothing beyond his crops, certainly not education for his misfit daughter. When a mysterious, entrancing librarian comes to town, full of fabulous stories, earthy wisdom and potions for the lovelorn, she takes Tessa under her wing, teaching her to read and to believe in herself and a whole new magical world of possibilities opens up. But even as she blooms, Tessa’s father begins sexually abusing her. And her mentor carries a dark secret of her own that finally causes her to drown herself. Tessa runs off, following Mary’s footsteps, to join the circus as a trapeze artist, where she marries a loving man and finds a fulfilling life for herself amidst her new circus family. But she remains haunted by her past. And when a stranger from one of Mary’s fabulist tales shows up, Tessa risks everything to follow him to Rain Village, where she might finally discover her mentor’s tragic secret. A brilliantly evocative debut set in the early part of the 20th century, steeped in emotional turbulence and down-to-earth wisdom, where a young woman must reconcile the inner traumas from her past and learn to live in the present in order to avoid becoming prisoner to her future. Rain Village casts a fabulous spell, pulling us into a world of mystery and possibility where love, friendship and loyalty might either destroy or set one free. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015625/bk_adbl_015625_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of a Betty Trask Award 2014 Leaving her tiny English village for the bright lights of London, Odeline Milk is finally going to make her dream a reality: to establish herself as a mime artist. She certainly wears the clothes for it: white collarless shirt, waistcoat, baggy black trousers, walking stick and bow tie have long been her uniform. She’s an unusual young woman. With the inheritance left by her mother, Odeline buys her own little patch of London: an old houseboat on the canal. What she doesn’t know yet is that for some the city’s canals have an appeal of their own. They are below the eyeline, a sort of halfworld, a good place to hide for a community of curious outsiders, all with their own stories to tell - stories that might help a certain young lady to think differently about life. As Odeline becomes enmeshed in her new community, her naivety starts to ebb away; the first thing she learns is that she doesn’t know much about life at all. Mave Fellowes has an MA in Creative and Life Writing. Many days spent watching the water finally inspired her to write her first book, Chaplin and Company, set on and around the London waterways. Prior to this, she had several pieces of work published in Granta and various other publications. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Price-Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011949/bk_adbl_011949_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some choices are inescapable and change everything. Having reached the age of decision, Gwendolin Ahlgren finds she has no viable choices, or at least none her family will agree to let her pursue. She´s resigned that her life will be anything but what she´d hoped it would be. When a traveling circus passes through her village, a fortune teller predicts a mysterious destiny Gwen could never have imagined and roundly rejects. Against her will, she leaves home for life in a monastery and meets the love of her life. Life and love aren´t always what one expects, and neither is destiny. Gwen will have to stretch beyond herself and understand the true meaning of love if she´s to fulfill her destiny through a task that only an unimaginable ascension can accomplish. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Krista Wallace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067947/bk_acx0_067947_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Miniature takes a big look at small things. It is a celebration of the obsessive, eccentric and meticulous and welcomes us into the world of collectors, modellers and fans. Simon Garfield is a master of finding delight and fascination in unlikely places, and here we discover flea circuses, 1,000 tiny Hitlers, miniature crime scenes, model villages and railways, minuscule food and a dozen more intricately examined pursuits. Each object considered plots the course of a new miniature byway and in unexpected ways lets us see our world in a whole new light. It is a wide-ranging exploration of the history, psychology and fanaticism attached to working and playing in tiny worlds of our own making. We bring things down to size to understand and appreciate them. This audiobook does the same. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adrian Scarborough. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cnon/000711/bk_cnon_000711_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is said that a picture may be worth a thousand words but an old photograph can inspire many more. In this beguiling book, Alexander McCall Smith casts his eye over five chanced-upon photographs from the era of black-and-white photography and imagines the stories behind them. Who were those people, what were their stories, why are they smiling, what made them sad? What emerges are surprising and poignant tales of love and friendship in a variety of settings - an estate in the Highlands of Scotland, a travelling circus in Canada, an Australian gold-mining town, a village in Ireland, and the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. Some will find joy and fulfilment - others would prefer happier endings. Each of them, though, will find love, and that is ultimately what matters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rintoul. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002610/bk_boli_002610_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A wounded man. A single mom. One summer love…maybe. Lily Corwyn can do it all, or so she wants everyone to think. Juggling a three-ring circus of kids, doggy daycare and guest cottages in her beloved seaside village of Cinnamon Bay is all in a day´s work. When Ben Aldaine, her high school best friend, returns to town, Lily´s independent and hectic life is upended. Now, Ben´s teaching her daughter to drive, mending broken windows and melting her heart…but the last thing she wants is to trust in love and risk another broken promise. War correspondent, Ben Aldaine , needs a place to heal his body and mind after a roadside bombing. With a little help from chance, or maybe fate, he´s landed back in his hometown. On the Bay´s Boardwalk , an accidental encounter with Lily Corwyn has Ben bumping into old dreams of his first crush and wondering if Lily´s the one who got away. With doggy antics, a hunt for a mythical spice, and hot, stolen kisses, Ben and Lily have one sultry summer to discover that when it comes to love, there´s no time for maybes… Cinnamon Bay Romances… Delve into a new world of romance, mystery, and magic in the quirky, coastal town of Cinnamon Bay, North Carolina. Fall in love with your newest book boyfriend...one click-it today! Cinnamon Bay Series (each story is stand alone with its own HEA) Love on the Boardwalk (prequel novel) by Connie Dave et al. September Breeze by Nikki Lynn Barrett Playing Doctor by Monique McDonell Jewel of the Bay by Brea Viragh Must Love Maybe by Holly Cortelyou Beat of My Heart by Shannyn Leah Hers to Choose by Connie Davé
Now it can be told! The true, behind-the-scenes story of Casablanca Records, from an eyewitness to the excess and insanity. Casablanca was not a product of the 1970s, it was the 1970s. From 1974 to 1980, the landscape of American culture was a banquet of hedonism and self-indulgence, and no person or company in that era was more emblematic of the times than Casablanca Records and its magnetic founder, Neil Bogart. From his daring first signing of Kiss, through the discovery and superstardom of Donna Summer, Village People, and funk master George Clinton and his circus of freaks—Parliament-Funkadelic—to the descent into the manic world of disco, this book charts Bogart’s meteoric success and eventual collapse under the weight of uncontrolled ego and hype. It is a compelling tale of ambition, greed, excess, and some of the era’s biggest music acts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004271/bk_blak_004271_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.