The Dreams of Ada

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Author: Robert Mayer

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780767927116

Category: True Crime

Page: 416

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For fans of Serial and Making a Murderer, the true, bewildering story of a young woman’s disappearance, the nightmare of a small town obsessed with delivering justice, and the bizarre dream of a poor, uneducated man accused of murder. On April 28, 1984, Denice Haraway disappeared from her job at a convenience store on the outskirts of Ada, Oklahoma, and the sleepy town erupted. Tales spread of rape, mutilation, and murder, and the police set out on a relentless mission to bring someone to justice. Six months later, two local men—Tommy Ward and Karl Fontenot—were arrested and brought to trial, even though they repudiated their “confessions,” no body had been found, no weapon had been produced, and no eyewitnesses had come forward. The Dreams of Ada is a story of politics and morality, of fear and obsession. It is also a moving, compelling portrait of one small town living through a nightmare. "A riveting true story of a brutal murder in a small town and the tragic errors made in the pursuit of justice." --John Grisham From the Trade Paperback edition.

Der Gefangene

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Author: John Grisham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453265318

Category: Judicial error

Page: 463

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Ron Williamson sitzt 11 Jahre unschuldig in der Todeszelle. Kurz vor seiner Hinrichtung gibt es Beweise für seine Unschuld. Ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt.

Süßwasser

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Author: Akwaeke Emezi

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732560457

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

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Akwaeke Emezi erkundet in ihrem von Kritik und Publikum gefeierten Debütroman SÜSSWASSER wie es ist, ein gespaltenes Ich zu haben. Und sie zeigt gleichzeitig, wie wir alle unsere verschiedenen Identitäten laufend konstruieren. Ein Buch von wilder Energie und schlangenartiger Eleganz - die Geburt einer neuen ungebändigten literarischen Stimme. Ada wächst im Süden Nigerias auf. Sie ist ein sprunghaftes und schwieriges Kind und ein Quell steter Sorge für ihre Eltern. Adas verschiedene Ichs kommen immer wieder zum Vorschein und rücken vor allem nach ihrem Umzug in die USA immer stärker in den Vordergrund. Nach einem traumatischen Übergriff nimmt Adas Leben eine dunkle und gefährliche Wendung. "SÜSSWASSER ist reine Perfektion: sexy, sinnlich, magisch, weise. Eines der umwerfendsten Debüts, die ich je gelesen habe." Taiye Selasi, GUARDIAN "Außergewöhnlich und mutig, poetisch und verstörend." NEW YORK TIMES "Eine ungeheuer kraftvolle und sehr besondere Einwanderungsgeschichte." Edwidge Danticat, NEW YORKER

THE STORY OF ADA: A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY THROUGH DREAMS

From Awareness to Self-Discovery

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Author: Mavis Aldridge, PhD

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452517614

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 210

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The Story of Ada was fueled by a yearning to understand more deeply who Ada really is beyond external appearances. From early adolescence to maturity, multiple dreams formed a hidden current of energy behind many of Ada’s professional activities, dreams which kept whispering their messages of something more—even when, for lack of understanding—she ignored them while recording three volumes. Sparked by the comment of a friend, Ada, in her retirement years, went on a relentless inner quest during which she realized that her dreams were, all along, a subconscious spiritual lifeline, supporting her on her life’s journey and revealing hidden aspects of herself which had inhibited her soul growth. Her arduous explorations culminated in an illuminating discovery of her personal elusive why of so many dreams. “A blueprint for others to understand dreams as expressions of loving grace.” — Carolyn Tricomi, PhD “Applause and congratulations! An amazing job of collecting dreams and tracking Ada’s growth!” — Connie Kaplan, PhD “An amazing document of deep, symbolic, and spiritual experience.” — Lillian Baumann, PhD

Pnin

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Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364405651X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Der zerstreute Professor Timofey Pnin ist ein einsamer Individualist, den der American Way of Life tief verstört. Der Immigrant wirkt auf seine Umwelt wie ein komischer Versager. Aber seine Würde, sein Ernst, seine Persönlichkeit lassen ebendiese Umwelt lächerlich erscheinen: Sie versagt an ihm. Alles, was Pnin widerfährt, macht uns diesen altmodischen russischen Gelehrten liebenswert. «Ein Wunderwerk des Humors. Ein Jahrhundertroman.» (Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Der Spiegel)

Die Differenzmaschine

Roman

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Author: William Gibson,Bruce Sterling

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641087562

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Mit diesem Roman wurde der Steampunk erfunden London 1855: Das viktorianische England schickt sich an, dank seiner dampfbetriebenen Informationstechnologie ein neues, glücklicheres Zeitalter einzuleiten. Doch in dieser Ära des Aufbruchs und des technischen Fortschritts geraten vier Menschen in einen Strudel aus Brutalität, Gewalt und Zerstörung.

Das Geheimnis der Schwimmerin

Roman

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Author: Erika Swyler

Publisher: Limes Verlag

ISBN: 3641159547

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Um einen Fluch zu bannen, musst du seine Quelle finden Simon Watson lebt allein in einem verwitterten Haus an der Küste Long Islands. Eines Tages findet er ein altes Buch auf seiner Türschwelle, das ihn sofort in seinen Bann zieht. Die brüchigen Seiten erzählen von einer großen Liebe, vom dramatischen Tod einer Schwimmerin und vom tragischen Schicksal einer ganzen Familie – Simons eigener Familie. Denn wie es scheint, finden die Watson-Frauen seit 250 Jahren im Wasser den Tod – immer am 24. Juli. Auch Simons Mutter ertrank in den Fluten des Atlantiks. Als nun seine Schwester Enola zu Besuch kommt, scheint sie seltsam verändert – und der 24. Juli steht unmittelbar bevor ...

The Home Voices Speak Louder Than the Drums

Dreams and the Imagination in Civil War Letters and Memoirs

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Author: Wanda Easter Burch

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476665583

Category: History

Page: 288

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"Soldier mortals would not survive if they were not blessed with the gift of imagination and the pictures of hope," wrote Confederate Private Henry Graves in the trenches outside Petersburg, Virginia. "The second angel of mercy is the night dream." Providing fresh perspective on the human side of the Civil War, this book explores the dreams and imaginings of those who fought it, as recorded in their letters, journals and memoirs. Sometimes published as poems or songs or printed in newspapers, these rarely acknowledged writings reflect the personalities and experiences of their authors. Some expressions of fear, pain, loss, homesickness and disappointment are related with grim fatalism, and some with glimpses of humor.

The Dream Police - English version

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Author: Alessandro Giudice

Publisher: Leone Editore

ISBN: 8863937869

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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Almost certainly the content of the following specification is something already well known, therefore it may seem superfluous here, nevertheless we prefer to propose it just the same.During the length of this story, we will neglect the obvious definition regarding what is commonly considered as an “act of conscious will”.We’d rather observe that by “act of unconscious will” we mean an act performed according to the will of which the person who acts is not conscious; therefore, that act is the result of an unconscious will/pulsion.Instead, by “involuntary act” we mean an act performed without any conscious or unconscious will by the person who acts; for example, it’s the case of those acts belonging to circumstances such as unexpectedly meeting someone/something while you’re walking: that meeting does not depend on the conscious or unconscious will of the person. About all that, this is not the adequate place to deal with either supernal will or coincidence, the latter not to be interpreted as a casualness but literary as the event of “co-inciding”, as synchronicity, according to the undersigned.The dream and the acts it contains, here represent a matter on their own.You can conceptualize as you please the distinction among a nihilist, a dissident, a dissentient and a subversive: according to the power system described in this story, the latter two could be considered as interconnected, for precautionary measures.You can imagine as you please the complexions and the jobs of the characters in this story.The Author

Ada oder das Verlangen

aus den Annalen einer Familie

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Author: Vladimir V. Nabokov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783498093006

Category:

Page: 733

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Das Geständnis

Roman

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Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364111036X

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Schuldig für immer? Ein Geständnis in letzter Sekunde steht am Anfang von John Grishams großem Roman. Travis Boyette, ein rechtskräftig verurteilter Sexualstraftäter, der mehr als sein halbes Leben hinter Gittern verbracht hat, gesteht einen Mord, für den ein anderer verurteilt wurde: Donté Drumm. Dieser sitzt seit acht Jahren in der Todeszelle und soll in genau vier Tagen hingerichtet werden. Ein verzweifelter Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt.

The Innocent Man

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Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407059092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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John Grisham's first work of non-fiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, in his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits - drinking, drugs and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept 20 hours a day on her sofa. In 1982, a 21 year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder. With no physical evidence, the prosecution's case was built on junk science and the testimony of jaihouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to Death Row. If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you.

Gelächter im Dunkel

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Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644002304

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Es war einmal ein Mann, der hieß Albinus und lebte in der deutschen Stadt Berlin. Er war reich, angesehen und glücklich; um eines jungen Mädchens willen verließ er eines Tages seine Frau; er liebte; wurde nicht geliebt; und sein Leben endete in einer Katastrophe... Vladimir Nabokovs berühmter Roman aus dem Berlin der zwanziger Jahre, eins der letzten Werke, die er auf Russisch verfasste.

Ada von Goth und die Geistermaus

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Author: Chris Riddell

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733601114

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Geheimnisse, Geister und ein phantastisches Schloss – das erste Buch einer neuen Serie von Chris Riddell! Für Ada von Goth gibt es auf Schloss Gormengraus viel zu entdecken: die Steckenpferdställe, den Geheimen Garten, den Noch Geheimeren Garten ... Doch etwas Merkwürdiges scheint auf dem noblen Anwesen ihres Vaters, Lord Goth, vor sich zu gehen. Mit der Geistermaus Ishmael und ihren neu gefundenen Freunden will Ada der Sache auf den Grund gehen ... Mit großartigen Bildern von Chris Riddell Eine liebevolle, vor Phantasie und Wortwitz sprühende Geschichte für große und kleine Fans von skurrilem Humor

The Dreams We Left Behind

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Author: Virginia Ada Egbujor

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524667633

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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A failed family-arranged marriage in Europe made a young woman, to give up her dreams of living and working in England. She had also dreamt of having and rearing her children in the new country. She returned to her country of origin, when the arrangement failed. She left, despite acquiring a legal right to stay. The rejection by the man she had come to marry, in real terms, precipitated severe isolation for her in a foreign country. She managed to complete a course of study, and it was time to return to what is logically her natural habitat; in other words her comfort zone. On her way home; (in the aircraft taking her home) she did a long subjective and objective soul-searching. She questioned the effect of her upbringing, which may have resulted in her near-nave attitude, low assertive instincts, and the tendency to say yes, even when she felt otherwise. She blamed the Nuns who forced these on her during her formative-teenage years at the Mission Boarding school. The home-coming was celebrated by the meeting of three former boarding school friends at the national event of serving their country. It is customary to give a year of service at the successful completion of young persons tertiary education. The friends had long reflections on what happened at the Boarding School, in their teenage years. It was quite a long analysis, and the friends, now adults, were able to see that in spite of everything they thought went wrong, a lot of good was also achieved. This in effect mitigated against the hardship they suffered as teenagers. At the end of the novel, the protagonist could realise that she had no need to travel to Europe to achieve her dreams (all that I need is here, she thought, in the words of one of her favourite Yuletide songs, by Dina Carrol). This was actualised in the new life she found for herself.