Searching for Paradise:An Unexpected Event Will Mark out a Family´S Destiny. a Story That Takes Place in Modern-Day Mexico. Sara Aceves Giacinti
Searching for Paradise:An Unexpected Event Will Mark Out a Family´s Destiny. A Story That Takes Place in Modern-Day Mexico. Sara Aceves Giacinti
Searching for Paradise in Parker, PA:A Novel Kris Radish
It seems that ever since mankind was kicked out of the Garden of Eden for eating the forbidden fruit, we´ve been trying to get back in. Or, at least, we´ve been wondering where the garden might have been. St. Augustine had a theory, and so did medieval monks, John Calvin, and Christopher Columbus. But when Darwin´s theory of evolution permanently altered our understanding of human origins, shouldn´t the search for a literal Eden have faded away? Not so fast. In Paradise Lust, Brook Wilensky-Lanford introduces readers to the enduring modern quest to locate the Garden of Eden on Earth. It is an obsession that has consumed Mesopotamian archaeologists, German Baptist ministers, British irrigation engineers, and the first president of Boston University, among many others. These quixotic Eden seekers all started with the same brief Bible verses, but each ended up at a different spot on the globe: Florida, the North Pole, Ohio, China, and, of course, Iraq. Evocative of Tony Horwitz and Sarah Vowell, Wilensky-Lanford writes of these unusual characters and their searches with sympathy and wit. Charming, enlightening, and utterly unique, Paradise Lust is a century-spanning history that will take you to places you never imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021878/bk_adbl_021878_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Paradise Lust:Searching for the Garden of Eden Grove Press Brook Wilensky-Lanford
Caterina Pellegrini is a young Venetian musicologist hired by two competing cousins to find the truthful heir to an alleged treasure concealed by a once-famous, but now almost forgotten, baroque composer. Sworn to secrecy, Caterina can solve the mystery only by searching through the papers contained in the composer’s two chests that have not been opened for centuries. As she delves into all quarters of his life, from professional to personal, she is drawn into one of the most scandalous affairs of the baroque era. When her research takes her in unexpected directions, she begins to wonder what dark secrets these chests hold and just whom can she trust? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001380/bk_rhuk_001380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A profoundly searching new novel by a writer of incomparable range, power, and achievement. In the winter of 1996, more than 100 women and men of diverse nationality, background, and belief gather at the site of a former concentration camp for an unprecedented purpose: a weeklong retreat during which they will offer prayer and witness at the crematoria and meditate in all weathers on the selection platform, while eating and sleeping in the quarters of the Nazi officers who, half a century before, sent more than a million Jews to their deaths. Clements Olin, an American academic of Polish descent, has come along, ostensibly to complete research on the death of a survivor, even as he questions what a non-Jew can contribute to the understanding of so monstrous a catastrophe. As the days pass, tensions, both political and personal, surface among the participants, stripping away any easy pretense to healing or closure. Finding himself in the grip of emotions and impulses of bewildering intensity, Olin is forced to abandon his observer’s role and to embrace a history his family has long suppressed - and with it the yearnings and contradictions of being fully alive. In Paradise is a brave and deeply thought-provoking novel by one of our most stunningly accomplished writers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Bramhall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002333/bk_peng_002333_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first in an all-new series by New York Times best-selling author, Sharon Hamilton. Retired Navy SEAL Sean Harper knows all about success. He´s established himself as one of New York´s premiere investment brokers and enjoys the parties and women that life allows. But he´s become a stranger to is happiness. When a new client brings tales of a secret island paradise in the Caribbean and the woman he´s willing to leave society for, Sean begins to fantasize about what that life could be like and the serenity and peace it could offer. But when something sounds too good to be true, it oftentimes is. As Sean unravels the mystery of his client´s life - 10 million dollars in cash, an island not on any map, lies, deceit, and murder - not even his SEAL training will be sufficient to prepare him for what´s to come. But in the midst of the mess and mayhem, Sean finds the one thing he didn´t even realize he´d been searching for. And she is worth any risk. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J.D. Hart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094067/bk_acx0_094067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An idyllic life doesn´t seem in reach for the ambitious yet naive Nkechi. After receiving her high school certificate, Nkechi moves in with her uncle in Lagos, the most populous and prosperous city in Nigeria, so she can provide for her parents to send her younger siblings to school. Besides an evil aunt forcing Nkechi to play as maid, this true account of a young woman´s fight against the sinful distractions of the world quickly falls short of a fairy tale. Without bribes on an insider´s hand, Lagos is the land of the unemployed. Nkechi prays God will release her family from poverty, but as three years pass without a better outlook, she decides to take the crooked path to a new god - money. When Stella, a long lost friend, pulls alongside her in a Mercedes one fateful day, Nkechi decides she too can have the life of a rich man without having to become the ´bride prize for the village dullard.´ But Lagos lies in the expensive shadows of sin, exposing and selling its youthful talents for quick cash and easy fixes. Stella mentors Nkechi into her parallel universe of prospering business woman by day and high-end call girl by night. Prostitution gives Nkechi the life few men have in Lagos with the assurance of her family´s comfort and education. But this newfound source of power and riches comes with a heavy price as her conscience slowly calls her out. With the late arrival of Terrie, a young drug trafficker wanting out of the business, sparking love rather than lust, Nkechi begins searching her heart to see if she can let anyone into the mess she has created of her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Kilbourne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tate/000613/bk_tate_000613_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.