The Girl in the Green Sweater

Author: Krystyna Chiger,Daniel Paisner

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429961252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8970

True story from the major motion picture "In Darkness," official 2012 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. In 1943, with Lvov's 150,000 Jews having been exiled, killed, or forced into ghettos and facing extermination, a group of Polish Jews daringly sought refuge in the city's sewer system. The last surviving member this group, Krystyna Chiger, shares one of the most intimate, harrowing and ultimately triumphant tales of survival to emerge from the Holocaust. The Girl in the Green Sweater is Chiger's harrowing first-person account of the fourteen months she spent with her family in the fetid, underground sewers of Lvov. The Girl in the Green Sweater is also the story of Leopold Socha, the group's unlikely savior. A Polish Catholic and former thief, Socha risked his life to help Chiger's underground family survive, bringing them food, medicine, and supplies. A moving memoir of a desperate escape and life under unimaginable circumstances, The Girl in the Green Sweater is ultimately a tale of intimate survival, friendship, and redemption.

The Boy Who Grew in the Shade

Author: Doris Lafrenz

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1452067945

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 776

In this remarkable record of personal and world history, Hans - left motherless at birth and raised by his grandmother - maintains hope and faith as he battles the tragedies of a childhood during the cruelty of war and the rejection of his father, and is eventually sent to America onboard the George Washington to work on his uncle's farm in Iowa. The inspirational story follows him as he learns to navigate this adventurous new chapter in his life, overcoming the darkness of his childhood and forging a brand new way for himself. Hans' new life in America is not always easy, but with courage and optimism he makes it through the bad - the financial woes of the Great Depression, concern for his family back in Nazi ravaged Germany - and the good - learning English and becoming a U.S. citizen, finding love and starting a family. Hans leaves the sadness of his childhood behind for the joy of the life he has made for himself in America with the family he loves.


Author: K'wan

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429931930

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3472

The explosive sequel to GANGSTA has finally arrived! Blood answers for blood on the streets of Harlem. It's been months since Lou-loc was brutally murdered on his way to freedom and the pain is still fresh. Gutter, Lou-loc's best friend, finds himself on a path to self destruction, vowing to eradicate the entire Blood faction in New York City in the name of his fallen comrade. Sharell urges him to abandon the suicide mission, but his oath won't allow it. Not even for the child they are expecting. But as Gutter slips further into madness, a shocking revelation brings Satin out. In the middle of all this is a man named Major Blood. He has been flown in from Cali with two very simple instructions. Shut down Harlem Crip, and execute El Diablo's murderer. Walk back into the mouth of madness in the not-to-missed sequel to GANGSTA.

The Production of Reality

Author: Jodi O'Brien

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412979447

Category: Psychology

Page: 569

View: 8238

Featuring a new emphasis on how to be awake in the world and how to better see the patterns we use to make sense of our own lives, this fifth edition of Jodi O’Brien’s popular book introduces the major theories, concepts, and perspectives of contemporary social psychology in a uniquely engaging manner. Compelling, original essays that introduce relevant concepts are followed by a wide-ranging, eclectic, enjoyable set of readings. By grounding social psychology in student experiences and explaining theories through stories and narratives, this one-of-a-kind book is a fascinating read that helps students understand the forces that shape their feelings, thoughts, and actions.

A Street in Marrakech

Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

Publisher: N.A


Category: Marrakech

Page: 400

View: 7412

All Hallows

Author: Christopher Golden

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250280303

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 4507

New York Times bestselling, Bram Stoker Award-winning author Christopher Golden is best known for his supernatural thrillers set in deadly, distant locales...but in this suburban Halloween drama, Golden brings the horror home. It’s Halloween night, 1984, in Coventry, Massachusetts, and two families are unraveling. Up and down the street, secrets are being revealed, and all the while, mixed in with the trick-or-treaters of all ages, four children who do not belong are walking door to door, merging with the kids of Parmenter Road. Children in vintage costumes with faded, eerie makeup. They seem terrified, and beg the neighborhood kids to hide them away, to keep them safe from The Cunning Man. There’s a small clearing in the woods now that was never there before, and a blackthorn tree that doesn’t belong at all. These odd children claim that The Cunning Man is coming for them...and they want the local kids to protect them. But with families falling apart and the neighborhood splintered by bitterness, who will save the children of Parmenter Road? All Hallows. The one night when everything is a mask...

Only the Best

Author: Una-Mary Parker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472224752

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1285

Not every fairy-tale has a happy ending... Disenchanted by an unexpected tragedy, Beverly heads from New York to her late-husband's English ancestral home. Whilst most of his family offer comfort, someone has deadly intentions for this damsel in distress... Only the Best will enthral readers of Penny Vincenzi and Jackie Collins. 'A meticulous reconstruction of a society at play' Evening Standard Prince Charming Beverley feels like the luckiest girl in the world. Champagne, glamour - and Viscount Amesbury, the handsome Englishman who monopolises her at the opening of New York's Herman Gallery. The fairy-tale romance A whirlwind courtship, a wedding that is featured in the society pages of fashionable Chichi magazine, and Beverley settles down to married life in a blissful daze. But where's the happy ending? An unexpected tragedy calls the grief-stricken girl to England, to Anthony's ancestral home and the upper echelons of English society. Here, Beverley feels sure she can achieve what Anthony would have wanted: only the best for their son and heir. But someone on the magnificent estate seems to have more deadly intentions ... What readers are saying about Only the Best: 'Makes you see life differently. A well-told story I would happily read again' 'Exciting read - couldn't put it down' 'Excellent. 5 stars'

Broken in Soft Places

Author: Fiona Zedde

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 1602829152

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 1229

Some mornings, Sara Chambers wakes in bed next to her girlfriend and her girlfriendÕs lover wondering how she ended up there. Beautiful, successful, and a force to be reckoned with at her Atlanta law firm, Sara is still powerless in her attraction to the rebellious and reckless, Rille Thompson. As college girlfriends, Sara and RilleÕs relationship had been incendiary, burning away SaraÕs innocence and self-respect even as it widened her world beyond her wildest imagination. Now, almost twenty years later, Rille still pushes Sara beyond her limits, bringing a third lover into their bed and domestic lives when their monogamy gets stale. The hold Rille has over SaraÑand their new loverÑbecomes as powerful as it is dangerous. Can Sara pull herself free in time, or will her life turn to cinders in the wake of RilleÕs powerful flame?