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Una novela apasionante, hipnótica y plena de misterio, por la autora de La habitación. Irlanda, 1840. En un pequeño pueblo se corre la voz de que una niña de once años, hija de una humilde familia de granjeros, lleva cuatro meses sin comer. Anna O'Donnell es inteligente, devota y muy discreta. En un ambiente extremadamente católico, todos la creen una santa. El caso ha llegado a la prensa, y recibe a diario visitas que dejan a la familia limosnas y regalos. Elizabeth Lib Wright, una joven enfermera inglesa, es contratada por un comité de ciudadanos del pueblo para vigilar a la niña durante dos semanas, con el objeto de otorgar credibilidad al «milagro». Se turnará en esa vigilancia con una monja, la hermana Michael. Lib no se fía de la eficacia de la religiosa, pero es casi imposible controlarla a ella también, además de a la niña y los padres de esta. William Byrne es un periodista al que envían allí para cubrir el caso, y Liz acaba refiriéndole algunas de sus observaciones. Está convencida de que se trata de un fraude, pero resolver el misterio no resultará sencillo. Una novela emotiva, inteligente, apasionada, que conjuga el suspense psicológico con una historia de amor que se enfrenta al mal. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION By the New York Times bestselling author of Room: A small Irish village is mystified by what appears to be a miracle but may actually be murder in this "fine, fact-based, old-school page-turner" (Stephen King). In this masterpiece by Emma Donoghue, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle -- a girl said to have survived without food for months -- soon finds herself fighting to save the child's life. Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O'Donnell, who believes herself to be living off manna from heaven, and a journalist is sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale's Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl. Written with all the propulsive tension that made Room a huge bestseller, THE WONDER works beautifully on many levels--a tale of two strangers who transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.
"Another book! He hasn't been as tenacious as this since we kicked him out of house at sixteen and he spent an hour trying to get back in." - his mother. "He reckons he's been writing this junk for five years. Anyone with a single grain of propriety would have stopped after the first one - or even before." - Graham Windlass, Nottingham. "We've been waiting for this. I had the last one sent through the post because someone, probably him, said it would be worth a read. I knew I wasn't wasting my time nailing shut our letterbox." - Name supplied, Swindon. "If Edward Snowden had found this stuff in the darkened recesses of some government top secret files he would have left it there." - R. Griffiths, Northants.
A gift book for anyone who has experienced the misery of commuting by rail. A laugh out loud rant about the horrors of the daily rush-hour. Sara Yirrell spent 17 years of her life sharing a metal tube on rails each day with what can only be described as a bunch of weird, wonderful, habitual, territorial, downright rude, and hilarious people known as commuters. Those who sneak out at ridiculous o’clock in the morning to catch an early train, and then shuffle home at night to eat, sleep and do it all again the next day. Not only does it sap you of the will to live, but it pretty much clears out your bank account too. The piece of paper, or ‘season ticket’ they are carrying probably costs more per month than anything else they own, and when it comes to the travelling pecking order, they fully believe they are top of the pile. To be fair, they are. Diary of An Angry Commuter describes the sheer helplessness and incessant frustration of being stuck on delayed trains, the seething anger felt by every season ticket holder under their teeth-gritting exterior, and the constant amazement at the bizarre and frankly disgusting things fellow passengers get up to each day. It also documents the lack of manners, desperation to grab a seat, and passive aggressive behaviour witnessed among professional people who normally know better, but in a humorous and sarcastic way. Throw day-trippers into the mix and you have the perfect storm.The language is colourful, the insults are heartfelt and the shock when a train is actually on time is very real. If you use or are thinking of commuting by rail, you really need to give this a read.
The Alien Princess Diaries is the fascinating true story about Daniel, a former gay porn star and crystal meth addict. By the grace of God, Daniel is able to confront his personal demons and cross over from the dark side of life into the light. After losing his partner to brain cancer, Daniel ventures to L.A., the City of Angels, where he begins to notice the intense presence of the Unholy Spirit in the world. Through his relationships with other human beings and through divine intervention, Daniel eventually learns how to free the “goddess within.” This allows him to finally overcome his addiction and transcend his painful past. Urban fantasy meets reality face-to-face in this riveting journey through the labyrinth that is life itself.
From its founding 1736, Bellevue Hospital has been a dumping ground into which a city poured its poor, elderly, and dying. What makes the oldest hospital in the United States unique is that Bellevue is a place from which no one in need is turned away. Bellevue Diary is a collection of short stories borne out of Dr. Monif ’s year of internship that collectively pays tribute to this great hospital. “Bellevue Diary is mosaic of short snippets of stories. Mosaics have to be near perfect to work. Ironically, this one comes close. What is surprising that it works on multiple levels: a historical characterization of a place and time and the impact of the Bellevue Hospital on a young physician’s professional and spiritual growth into which is woven a thesis of death’s ultimate meaning. The pieces all come together to make this mosaic good reading.” —Peter Firchow, PhD Former Professor of English – University of Minnesota
Cornelia Wadsworth Adair’s ancestors had pioneered in western New York, where they opened and developed large, palatial estates; and the life they lived was elegant and aristocratic. Adair too was discreetly cultured; yet she took great personal pleasure in the rough and primitive land of her famed JA Ranch in north Texas. Because of physical discomfort and noisy passengers, she detested traveling by railroad coach; yet she could ride all day on horseback and lie down to sleep on a makeshift cot by a waterhole or on an Indian’s flea-infested buffalo rug. She was a lady of interesting contradictions. This little Diary is her lively account of a two-month trip which she and her husband made into the western part of the United States in 1874. The ostensible purpose of the trip was to hunt buffalo; however, these large beasts actually play a very small part in the journal. Rather, the book is an interesting and often amusing account, by an observant woman, of the long journey from her husband’s estate in Ireland to New York, to Chicago and on into upper Michigan, across Lake Superior to Minnesota, down the Mississippi for several days, out to the buffalo-hunting grounds in Nebraska, then to Denver and the wonders of the Rocky Mountains, and finally back to New York and the Europe-bound ship. Adair writes with an easy fluency; and her eye for picturesque detail, her taste for amusing incongruities, her romanticist’s delight in Nature, and her instinct for a “good tale” combine to make her Diary pleasant and entertaining reading, while her powers of keen observation provide valuable insight into life as it was then in the West. First printed for private circulation in 1918, the original book is now a rare collector’s item of Western Americana. Mrs. Adair said that she was allowing its publication for two reasons. First, she was afraid that her grandchildren and young friends would remember her only as “an old lady who sat in an armchair, and whose stick had to be looked for”; she wanted them to know that she had once been “a very lively person . . . [who] did all sorts of exciting things.” Second, she felt it worthwhile to record her experiences because “the world is changing so quickly, ways of travelling especially so . . . and I think it may be interesting to compare what was done in 1874 with what will be done by the time the children are able to travel. No doubt they will do their journeys by air, and do many, many things that I have not been able to do; but they can never see the prairies of America in their wild uncivilised state, or hunt buffalo over them, nor can they pow-wow with the Red Indians in a camp on the Platte River. So every time has its own special joys, and the great thing is to miss as little as possible, and to share as much.”
Stories Written by Teens about Jewish History - by Students of Gary Chattman
Author: Gary Chattman
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Jewish education today is not motivating Jewish youth. It is boring! Hebrew Schools (and, yes, parochial schools) do not meet the individual needs of students, who need to be motivated to believe in something. Teacher Gary Chattman formed an idea called Bar/Bat Mitzvah Without Hebrew School in his book Coming of Age (Tate Publications) that gives children identity, education, belief, and a reason to identify. My Diary contains over sixteen stories written by his students about Jewish history that they read at their Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies. It presents intelligent ponderings by teens containing writing that reflects on their heritage. In short, it contains everything that religious education today doesn't contain: a reason to have faith! Most of the stories in My Diary are about the Holocaust, while some provide humor and even identify with the Maccabees! But the ideas are motivating, stimulating, and educational.