Lästige Liebe

Roman

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Author: Elena Ferrante

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518758950

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

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Dreimal ruft sie an, sie klingt überdreht und verstört, und eigentlich sollte sie im Zug nach Rom sitzen, unterwegs zu Delia, ihrer Tochter. Wenig später wird ihre halbnackte Leiche an Land gespült. Zur Beerdigung kehrt Delia nach Neapel zurück, in die erstickende, chaotische Heimatstadt, in ihre verhasste Vergangenheit. Und sie bleibt, denn sie muss die Wahrheit wissen: Warum starb ihre Mutter? Und welche Rolle spielt Caserta, ein ehemaliger Freund ihres gewalttätigen Vaters, der plötzlich wieder auftaucht? Er jedenfalls scheint der Letzte zu sein, der die Mutter lebend gesehen hat. Zunehmend verzweifelt läuft Delia durch die Gassen der Stadt und entwirrt Erinnerungen, die sie lange unterdrückt hatte. Noch ahnt sie nicht, wie schutzlos sie sein wird, gegen das schreckliche Geheimnis ihrer eigenen Kindheit ... Lästige Liebe ist ein psychologisches Meisterwerk von schwindelerregender Genauigkeit: eine Mutter-Tochtergeschichte über Liebe und Hass und den unlösbaren Knoten aus Lügen, Eifersucht und Gewalt, der die beiden – schicksalhaft – aneinander bindet.

The Lost Daughter

From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife

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Author: Gill Paul

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472249135

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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'Bold and powerful, filled with emotion, tension and vivid characters in a setting that is rich in historical detail' Kate Furnivall A Russian princess. An extraordinary sacrifice. A captivating secret... From the author of The Secret Wife, a gripping journey through decades and across continents, of love, devastating loss and courage against all odds. 1918 With the country they once ruled turned against them, the future of Russia's imperial family hangs in the balance. When middle daughter Maria Romanova captivates two of the guards, it will lead to a fateful choice between right and wrong. Fifty-five years later . . . Val rushes to her father's side when she hears of his troubling end-of-life confession: 'I didn't want to kill her.' As she unravels the secrets behind her mother's disappearance when she was twelve years old, she finds herself caught up in one of the world's greatest mysteries. Readers adore the novels of Gill Paul: 'A brilliantly emotional read' Woman's Own 'As rich in historical detail as it is captivating ****' Heat 'One of my favourite books of this year. Fascinating, glamorous and utterly compelling... historical fiction at its best' Tracy Rees, author of The Hourglass 'A marvellous, perfect read' The Sun 'Cleverly crafted and enthralling. A triumph' Dinah Jeffries 'A wonderful book. Loved the seamless blend of fact and fiction' Kathryn Hughes 'Compelling and full of surprises ****' The Lady 'This engrossing, heart-wrenching novel moves between the decades, combining history with fiction to portray the tragic events of the Russian Revolution' Sunday Express 'Riveting! I thoroughly enjoyed this intriguing tale of friendship and betrayal' Rosanna Ley 'With superb story-telling and a lush backdrop of period detail...a novel that is impossible to put down, abouttwo women who are impossible to forget. I loved it!' Hazel Gaynor 'I devoured Another Woman's Husband in a few days. This has bestseller written all over it' Louise Beech 'With seamless ease Gill evokes the events and characters of two eras...with great verve and a smattering of delicious fictional licence. Delightful' Liz Trenow 'Gill Paul has taken two of the twentieth century's most enigmatic women, one revered, the other reviled, and woven them into a deft story of friendship and betrayal' Kate Riordan

Frau im Dunkeln

Roman

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Author: Elena Ferrante

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518761145

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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Leda ist fast fünfzig, geschieden, sie unterrichtet Englisch an der Universität in Florenz. Die erwachsenen Töchter sind jetzt beim Vater in Kanada, und Leda muss sich eingestehen, dass sie statt der erwarteten Sehnsucht vor allem Erleichterung empfindet. Den heißen Sommer verbringt sie in einem süditalienischen Küstenort: Bücher, Sonne, das Meer, was könnte friedlicher sein? Am Strand macht sich neben ihr allerdings eine übermütig lärmende neapolitanische Großfamilie breit, darunter eine noch junge Mutter und deren kleine Tochter. Leda beobachtet die beiden über Tage, zunächst fasziniert, wohlwollend. Allmählich aber schlägt ihre Stimmung um, irgendwann folgt sie einem Impuls und tut dem kleinen Mädchen und der Familie etwas Unbegreifliches an. Und wird selber heimgesucht, von lange verdrängten Erinnerungen – an gravierende Entscheidungen, die sie zu treffen hatte, ganz zum Leidwesen ihrer eigenen Töchter ... Was bedeutet es, eine Frau und Mutter zu sein? Mit frappierender Ehrlichkeit ergründet Elena Ferrante die widersprüchlichen Gefühle, die uns an unsere Kinder binden.

The Lost Daughter

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Author: Lucy Ferriss

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101560169

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Brooke O’Connor—elegant, self-possessed, and kind—has a happy marriage and a deeply loved young daughter. So her adamant refusal to have a second child confounds her husband, Sean. When Brooke’s high school boyfriend Alex—now divorced and mourning the death of his young son—unexpectedly resurfaces, Sean begins to suspect an affair. For fifteen years Brooke has kept a shameful secret from everyone she loves. Only Alex knows the truth that drove them apart. His reappearance now threatens the life she has so carefully constructed and fortified by denial. With her marriage—and her emotional equilibrium—at stake, Brooke must confront what she has been unwilling to face for so long. But the truth is not what Brooke believes it to be. Lucy Ferriss’s haunting novel reveals the profound ways in which remorse over the past can not only derail lives but also—sometimes—redeem them.

The Lost Daughter

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Author: Joanna Hines

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444741144

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Perdita, the lost daughter of THE CORNISH GIRL, returns to Cornwall on a quest for her mother's family. In doing so she also finds a brother she never knew she had, and a love which may lead her to the castle her father built for her mother during their impossible romance. And Perdita's own romance may be impossible...

The Lost Daughter

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Author: Elena Ferrante

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1609451031

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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"Elena Ferrante will blow you away."-Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones From the author of The Days of Abandonment, The Lost Daughter is Elena Ferrante's most compelling and perceptive meditation on womanhood and motherhood yet. Leda, a middle-aged divorce, is alone for the first time in years when her daughters leave home to live with their father. Her initial, unexpected sense of liberty turns to ferocious introspection following a seemingly trivial occurrence. Ferrante's language is as finely tuned and intense as ever, and she treats her theme with a fierce, candid tenacity.

The Lost Daughter

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Author: Lucretia Grindle

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447203577

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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‘Her past.’ Pallioti tapped the files. ‘This,’ he said, ‘is how you'll find her.’ In Florence, a young American student goes missing. At first neither Alessandro Pallioti, one of the city’s most senior policemen, nor Enzo Saenz, his deputy, are too concerned. But soon the men are horrified to discover that the older man Kristen has been spending time with is Antonio Tomaselli, a member of the notorious Red Brigades. Then, before the police can get a handle on the case, Kristen's step-mother, Anna, also vanishes. Before long Enzo finds himself enmeshed in a web of false identities, betrayed loyalties, and revenge. At its centre is Anna, a woman he is increasingly drawn to, but knows he should not trust; and at stake is the life of an eighteen year old girl. With the horrors of the past rising behind him and the women’s futures hanging in the balance, Enzo Saenz is on unfamiliar ground and playing the most deadly game of his life . . . 'Grindle is a craftswoman of delicate, evocative psychological thrillers’ Daily Telegraph

The Lost Daughter

A Memoir

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Author: Mary Williams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101611065

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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“I always hoped [Mary Williams] would tell her incredible story. She's a writer of uncommon clarity and humor, and the arrival of her memoir is cause for celebration." —Dave Eggers, author of What is the What As she grew up in 1970s Oakland, California, role models for Mary Williams were few and far between: her father was often in prison, her older sister was a teenage prostitute, and her hot-tempered mother struggled to raise six children alone. For all Mary knew, she was heading down a similar path. But her life changed when she met Jane Fonda at summer camp in 1978. Fonda grew attached to the bright girl and eventually invited her to become part of her family, becoming the mother Mary never had. Mary’s life since has been one of adventure and opportunity—from hiking the Appalachian Trail solo, working with the Lost Boys of Sudan, and living in the frozen reaches of Antarctica. Her most courageous trip, though, involved returning to Oakland and reconnecting with her biological mother and family, many of whom she hadn’t seen since the day she left home. The Lost Daughter is a chronicle of her journey back in time, an exploration of fractured family bonds, and a moving epic of self-discovery.

The Lost Daughters of China

Adopted Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search fora Missing Past

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Author: Karin Evans

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440637555

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

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In 1997 journalist Karin Evans walked into an orphanage in southern China and met her new daughter, a beautiful one-year-old baby girl. In this fateful moment Evans became part of a profound, increasingly common human drama that links abandoned Chinese girls with foreigners who have traveled many miles to complete their families. At once a compelling personal narrative and an evocative portrait of contemporary China, The Lost Daughters of China has also served as an invaluable guide for thousands of readers as they navigated the process of adopting from China. However, much has changed in terms of the Chinese government?s policies on adoption since this book was originally published and in this revised and updated edition Evans addresses these developments. Also new to this edition is a riveting chapter in which she describes her return to China in 2000 to adopt her second daughter who was nearly three at the time. Many of the first girls to be adopted from China are now in the teens (China only opened its doors to adoption in the 1990s), and this edition includes accounts of their experiences growing up in the US and, in some cases, of returning to China in search of their roots. Illuminating the real-life stories behind the statistics, The Lost Daughters of China is an unforgettable account of the red thread that winds form China?s orphanages to loving families around the globe.

The Lost Daughter of Pigeon Hollow

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Author: Inglath Cooper

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488049823

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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RITA® Award—winning author Inglath Cooper delivers a classic story of love and forgiveness. Willa Addison doesn’t believe in fairy tales. She’s too busy running her mother’s diner and raising her wild teenage sister. She doesn’t like to dwell on the dreams she once had, dreams she put on hold. Then Owen Miller walks into her diner and changes her life. She doesn’t know what to think when Owen hands her a letter from her father—a father she thought was dead—requesting they meet. As if that wasn’t enough, her sister has become more than she can handle. It’s time for Willa to figure out what’s happened to her life. And maybe, with Owen around, she can finally believe in happily ever after… Originally published in 2005.

The Lost Daughters

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Author: Leigh Grossman

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479418927

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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A thousand years after the apocalyptic Holy Wars banished them from Ananya, the gods have returned—massacring the Empress and the Ananyan royal family, stripping away the magic that sustains Ananya’s empire, and leaving it exposed to invading neighbors and vengeful fey. Ketya, neglected daughter of Ananya’s most powerful official, wakes in the arms of the dead Empress. Along with her father she is rescued by Sperrin, a famous soldier whose post-traumatic stress disorder was “treated” by removing memories of his wife and daughter—memories which have returned with the destruction of Ananya’s magic. Ketya finds herself fleeing into the uncertain safety of the mountains where she and Sperrin hope to regroup with other survivors. Ketya’s father holds the answers to what happened and whether Ananya’s magic can be restored—but the disaster that happened on his watch has shattered his sanity, leaving his daughter and her rescuer to try and piece things together. Harried by creatures out of ancient history Ketya and Sperrin make their way toward a mountain stronghold where an Ananyan army still stands, besieged by fey who want to retake the mountains they lost in the Holy Wars. Amid a desperate battle they uncover the depths of betrayal that ravaged Ananya—a betrayal that can only be undone if they agree to escort the traitor to the land of the gods themselves.

My Lost Daughter

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Author: Nancy Taylor Rosenberg

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429964975

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Following her success with The Cheater, Nancy Taylor Rosenberg returns to her most memorable character, Lily Forrester. Lily is a tough judge in Ventura County, California, who has overcome adversity and heartache to achieve a position of power to help those who can't help themselves. Like the current case before her, the sensational murder trial of a woman who tortured and killed her beautiful two-year old son. Lily is determined to see justice done but she's thrown for a loop when she receives word that her own daughter, Shana, months away from graduating from Stanford Law School, is on the verge of dropping out. Lily rushes north and what she discovers causes her to fear for her daughter's mental state. She must get back to the trial and decides that she will take Shana to a facility where they can evaluate her and if needed give her some counseling or medication. Which is when things go horribly awry. For the institution that Lily has chosen is far less interested in treating patients than it is with bilking the insurance companies out of extravagant fees...and they are less than scrupulous about patient's rights. Discovering the awful truth, Lily will have to summon all her intelligence and street smarts to find a way to free Shana. She will have to work fast however, for there is someone at the facility who seems to have his own agenda separate from the institution. And Lily's daughter may not only be in danger of losing her sanity but her life. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The lost daughter

and other stories of the heart

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Author: Caroline Lee Hentz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 308

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The Lost Daughter of India

A heartbreaking novel of tragedy and secrets that will have you hooked

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Author: Sharon Maas

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786811189

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Das geheime Leben der CeeCee Wilkes

Drama

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Author: Diane Chamberlain

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676018

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Eve Elliott ist eine erfolgreiche Therapeutin, liebende Ehefrau und hingebungsvolle Mutter. Doch ihr Glück ist auf einer Lüge aufgebaut. Als gutgläubiges, verletzliches Mädchen musste sie in einer dunklen Nacht eine Entscheidung treffen, die ihr ganzes Leben veränderte. Und nun muss sie sich wieder entscheiden: Soll sie ihrer Familie sagen, wer sie wirklich ist? Oder soll sie zusehen, wie ein unschuldiger Mann zum Tode verurteilt wird? "Chamberlain hat eine fesselnde Geschichte geschrieben, voller Charaktere die einen auch im Nahhinein nicht loslassen." Publisher’s Weekly

The Lost Daughter Collective

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Author: Lindsey Drager

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941088739

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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"A scholar of Wrist Studies warns his ice-sculpting daughter of the risk involved in girlhood in this satirical novel that aims to collapse the distinction between history and allegory. Using bedtime stories as cautionary tales, a Wrist Scholar relays the story of a fabled group of fathers coping with dead and missing daughters while--or perhaps before, or perhaps after--the self-help group known as the Fathers of Lost Daughters collectively narrate the myth of the Ice Girl and Her Father without Wrists. Caught in a strange loop that--like Escher's "Drawing Hands"--confuses the line between reality and artifice, folklore and scholarship, far past and near future, The Lost Daughter Collective illustrates how the stories we receive are shaped by those who do the telling. When the girl who sculpts ice sacrifices everything to send a final message to her father through her art and when one lost girl is revealed to be not dead or missing but a daughter who has transitioned into a son, fathers are faced with the reality that their children's "play" is anything but. A story about the complex relationship between fathers and daughters as well as the ethics of storytelling, The Lost Daughter Collective is a gothic fairy tale fusing the fabulism at work in Donald Barthleme and Ben Marcus with the brevity and language play of Rikki Ducornet and Jenny Offill to raise questions about agency and authorship in our narratives. Whose stories do we trust? Why do we trust them? What happens when we are forced to believe one story over another?"--

The Lost Daughter

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Author: Diane Chamberlain

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1408910829

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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‘So full of unexpected twists you'll find yourself wanting to finish it in one sitting.’ – Candis Would you live a lie to keep your child? In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child.

The Lost Daughter

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Author: Sylvia Broady

Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd

ISBN: 0749023597

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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1930, Hull, East Yorkshire. Alice Goddard is fleeing through a rain lashed street from her violent, bullying husband Ted and fearing for her life and that of her two-year-old daughter Daisy. Running to the police station for help, she becomes involved in a road accident. Seriously injured, she lies in a coma in hospital. When she recovers, Ted has disappeared and Daisy is missing...