Breaking Point. Searching for Change:7. Triennale der Photographie Hamburg 2018 Triennale der Photographie Hamburg 2018
The story is set in West Cork, Ireland, in the present day. Two girls, Maeve and Aelish, are at a pivotal point in their lives, leaving their childhood behind and embarking on their future, as they look forward to university. They find a discarded lottery ticket that turns out to be worth five million euro. The signed name on the ticket is easy to read, but finding the woman with the very common name of Sheila Murphy proves to be more difficult than they expect. In their quest to find the owner of the ticket, they encounter a number of Sheila Murphys, learning valuable lessons from each of the women along the way. As the story unfolds, the lives of the inhabitants of West Cork are revealed to be intertwined and connected in ways they had not realised. Maeve and Aelish lead us gaily on a path of friendship, love, loss, learning, and ultimately, optimism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aisling Drummond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116194/bk_acx0_116194_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Has it ever struck you how so much of life involves searching for something? It could be searching for yourself, a mate, a job, a career, a new hobby, doctor, grocery store, or even a new way of living. What each of these areas have in common is they involve a search to be undertaken in order to be found. We each have been given one life to live, and it is in the searching, in all its various forms, that we find this life and what it means for us. This life I am talking about can be likened to a gem, a very exquisite and precious stone. This gem is meant for the seeker to discover at various points throughout his or her lifetime. Finding these gemstones is not a one-time occurrence; rather, it´s a deep-sea exploration that takes an entire lifetime to unearth and cultivate. Sometimes this life is found in the small things that are right in front of us, and other times it takes an excavator to bring them to the surface, as you´ve got to really mine for them. After all, these gems aren´t precious stones for no reason at all. However they come about, this life and these life moments are universal in nature, yet they are unique and personal for each one of us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harriet Seed. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121426/bk_acx0_121426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At a time when violent images of the Muslim world dominate our headlines, Western audiences are growing increasingly interested in a different picture of Islam, specifically the idea of Muslim nonviolence, and what it could mean for the world. But is nonviolence compatible with the teachings of Islam? Is it practical to suggest that Muslim societies must adopt nonviolence to thrive in today’s world? Where is the Muslim equivalent of a Mohandas K. Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr.? Searching for a King offers a comprehensive look into Islamic conceptions of nonviolence, their modern champions, and their readings of Islam’s sacred texts, including the Qur’an and traditions of the Prophet Muhammad. Jeffry R. Halverson asserts that the foundation for nonviolence in Islam already exists. He points to the exemplary lives and teachings of modern Muslim champions of nonviolence, including Abdul Ghaffar Khan, an ethnic Pashtun from the tribal regions of Pakistan whose 100,000 Muslim followers peacefully resisted British colonial rule in India. Using rich historical narratives and data from leading NGOs and international governmental organizations, Halverson also makes the case that by eliminating the high costs of warfare, nonviolence opens the door to such important complementary initiatives as micro-financing and women’s education programs. Ultimately, he endorses Muslim conceptions of nonviolence and argues for the formulation of a nonviolent version of jihad as an active mode of social transformation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bloodworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010069/bk_adbl_010069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Searching for Freedom After the Civil War: Klansman, Carpetbagger, Scalawag, and Freedman, G. Ward Hubbs uses a stark and iconic political cartoon to illuminate postwar conflicts over the meaning of freedom in the American South. The cartoon first appeared in the Tuskaloosa Independent Monitor, published by local Ku Klux Klan boss Ryland Randolph, as a swaggering threat aimed at three individuals. Hanged from an oak branch clutching a carpetbag marked ´´OHIO” is the Reverend Arad S. Lakin, the Northern-born incoming president of the University of Alabama. Swinging from another noose is Dr. Noah B. Cloud - agricultural reformer, superintendent of education, and deemed by Randolph a ´´scalawag” for joining Alabama’s reformed state government. The accompanying caption, penned in purple prose, similarly threatens Shandy Jones, a politically active local man of color. Using a dynamic and unprecedented approach that interprets the same events through four points of view, Hubbs artfully unpacks numerous layers of meaning behind this brutal two-dimensional image.The four men associated with the cartoon - Randolph, Lakin, Cloud, and Jones - were archetypes of those who were seeking to rebuild a South shattered by war. Their lives, but especially their four very different understandings of freedom, help to explain many of the conflicts of the 1860s.General listeners of this highly accessible volume will discover fascinating new insights about life during and after America’s greatest crisis.The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.´´Well-written and thoroughly researched. Its ambitious dissection of the manifold concept of freedom is illuminating and rewarding.´´ (The Alabama Review)´´A marvelously original approach for studying Reconstruction.” (George C. Rable, author of God’s Almost Chosen Peoples) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129957/bk_acx0_129957_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finalist for the Washington State Book AwardFrom the award-winning author of The Mushroom Hunters comes the story of an iconic fish, perhaps the last great wild food: salmon. For some, a salmon evokes the distant wild, thrashing in the jaws of a hungry grizzly bear on TV. For others, it’s the catch of the day on a restaurant menu, or a deep red fillet at the market. For others still, it’s the jolt of adrenaline on a successful fishing trip. Our fascination with these superlative fish is as old as humanity itself. Long a source of sustenance among native peoples, salmon is now more popular than ever. Fish hatcheries and farms serve modern appetites with a domesticated ´´product” - while wild runs of salmon dwindle across the globe. How has this once-abundant resource reached this point, and what can we do to safeguard wild populations for future generations? Langdon Cook goes in search of the salmon in Upstream, his timely and in-depth look at how these beloved fish have nourished humankind through the ages and why their destiny is so closely tied to our own. Cook journeys up and down salmon country, from the glacial rivers of Alaska to the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest to California’s drought-stricken Central Valley and a wealth of places in between. Reporting from remote coastlines and busy city streets, he follows today’s commercial pipeline from fisherman’s net to corporate seafood vendor to boutique marketplace. At stake is nothing less than an ancient livelihood. But salmon are more than food. They are game fish, wildlife spectacle, sacred totem, and inspiration - and their fate is largely in our hands. Cook introduces us to tribal fishermen handing down an age-old tradition, sport anglers seeking adventure and a renewed connection to the wild, and scientists and activists working tirelessly to restore salmon runs. In sharing their stories, Cook covers all sides of the debate: the legacy of ove 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H. Mayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005139/bk_rand_005139_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A journalist travels throughout mainland China and Taiwan in search of his family´s hidden treasure and comes to understand his ancestry as he never has before. In 1938, when the Japanese arrived in Huan Hsu´s great-great-grandfather Liu´s Yangtze River hometown of Xingang, Liu was forced to bury his valuables, including a vast collection of prized antique porcelain, and undertake a decades-long trek that would splinter the family over thousands of miles. Many years and upheavals later, Hsu, raised in Salt Lake City and armed only with curiosity, moves to China to work in his uncle´s semiconductor chip business. Once there, a conversation with his grandmother, his last living link to dynastic China, ignites a desire to learn more about not only his lost ancestral heirlooms but also porcelain itself. Mastering the language enough to venture into the countryside, Hsu sets out to separate the layers of fact and fiction that have obscured both China and his heritage and finally complete his family’s long march back home. Melding memoir, travelogue, and social and political history, The Porcelain Thief offers an intimate and unforgettable way to understand the complicated events that have defined China over the past 200 years and provides a revealing, lively perspective on contemporary Chinese society from the point of view of a Chinese American coming to terms with his hyphenated identity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Huan Hsu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004101/bk_rand_004101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scarlett Point is a short story from the best-selling author of Safe House. Cutler is a man with a secret, camping by the coast on the Isle of Man. Luke is a young boy hunting for an elusive treasure from an incomplete map. Their lives collide at Scarlett Point in a story about trust, redemption and how sometimes you find what you most need when you’re searching for something else. Chris Ewan’s latest standalone thriller is Dark Tides. Safe House, his first standalone thriller, was a number one best seller in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. Dead Line, his second thriller, was published in 2013. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kris Dyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023899/bk_adbl_023899_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´This is a bad place. I don´t think people are meant to live here.” Longtime residents of Harper´s Cove believe that something is wrong with the Widow´s Point Lighthouse. Some say it´s cursed. Others claim it´s haunted. Originally built in 1838, three workers were killed during the lighthouse´s construction including one who mysteriously plunged to his death from the catwalk. That tragic accident was never explained, and it was just the beginning of the terror. In the decades that followed, nearly two dozen additional deaths occurred in or around the lighthouse including cold-blooded murder, suicide, unexplained accidents, disappearances, the slaughter of an entire family, and the inexplicable death of a Hollywood starlet who was filming a movie on the grounds. The lighthouse was finally shuttered tight in 1988, and a security fence was erected around the property. No one has been inside since. Until tonight. Thomas Livingston is the acclaimed author of 13 books about the supernatural, and, this evening, he will enter the Widow´s Point Lighthouse searching for material for his next best-seller. He will be locked inside for the weekend with no way of contacting the outside world. And, although no human has stepped foot inside the structure in nearly three decades, Livingston will not be alone. In this remarkable collaboration, father-and-son writing team Richard and Billy Chizmar combine forces to tell a chilling ghost story that will make you think twice about what is waiting for you in the dark. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chet Williamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116418/bk_acx0_116418_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.