Searching For Sophia: Andrew Saw
The eagerly awaited sequel to the best-selling The Glass Sentence - a historical, fantastical adventure perfect for fans of Philip Pullman! It is the summer of 1892, one year since Sophia Tims and her friend, Theo, embarked upon the dangerous adventure that rewrote the map of the world. Since their return home to Boston, she has continued searching for clues to her parents´ disappearance, combing archives and libraries, grasping at even the most slender leads. Theo has apprenticed himself to an explorer in order to follow those leads across the country - but one after another proves to be a dead end. Then Sophia discovers that a crucial piece of the puzzle exists in a foreign Age. At the same time, Theo discovers that his old life outside the law threatens to destroy the new one he has built with Sophia and her uncle Shadrack. What he and Sophia do not know is that their separate discoveries are intertwined, and that one remarkable person is part of both. There is a city that holds all of the answers - but it cannot be found on any map. Surrounded by plague, it can be reached only by a journey through darkness and chaos, which is at the same time the plague´s cure: The Golden Specific. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001867/bk_lili_001867_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An arresting memoir equal parts refugee coming-of-age story, feminist manifesto, and meditation on motherhood, displacement, gender politics, and art that follows award-winning writer Sophia Shalmiyev’s flight from the Soviet Union, where she was forced to abandon her estranged mother, and her subsequent quest to find her.Russian sentences begin backward, Sophia Shalmiyev tells us right away in her striking, lyrical memoir, Mother Winter. To understand the end of her story, we must go back to her beginning.Born to a Russian mother and an Azerbaijani father, Shalmiyev was raised in the stark oppressiveness of 1980s Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). An imbalance of power and the prevalence of anti-Semitism in her homeland led her father to steal Shalmiyev away, emigrating to America, abandoning her estranged mother, Elena. At age 11, Shalmiyev found herself on a plane headed west, motherless and terrified of the new world unfolding before her.Now a mother herself, in Mother Winter, Shalmiyev depicts in urgent vignettes her emotional journeys as an immigrant, an artist, and a woman raised without her mother. She tells of her early days in St. Petersburg, a land unkind to women, wayward or otherwise; her tumultuous pit stop in Italy as a refugee on her way to America; the life she built for herself in the Pacific Northwest, raising two children of her own; and ultimately, her cathartic voyage back to Russia as an adult, where she searched endlessly for the alcoholic mother she never knew. Braided into her physical journey is a metaphorical exploration of the many surrogate mothers Shalmiyev sought out in place of her own - whether in books, art, lovers, or other lost souls banded together by their misfortunes.Mother Winter is the story of Shalmiyev’s years of travel, searching, and forging meaningful connection with the worlds she occupies - the result is a searing observation of the human heart and psyche’s 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophia Shalmiyev. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009121/bk_sans_009121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the spirit of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and Shadows of the Stone Benders by K. Patrick Donoghue....The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci by Belle Ami unravels an unforgettable mystery. Three destinies, one remarkable painting. Will her visions lead her to the truth? Art historian Angela Renatus is haunted by dreams of Leonardo da Vinci and a mysterious painting of Giuliano Medici and his mistress Fioretta Gorini. A painting that, as far as the world knows, doesn´t exist. Compelled by her visions, Angela is determined to find out the truth. When Angela is contacted by art detective Alex Caine, she´s shocked to learn that he too is seeking the same painting. Alex´s client, a wealthy German financier, is determined to clear the name of his late uncle, Gerard Jaeger, an art historian, who went missing in Florence during World War II. In letters written before his disappearance, the historian describes his love affair with a beautiful young Italian woman named Sophia Caro, and the discovery of an extraordinary painting by the great master himself - a painting depicting Giuliano and Fioretta. Angela and Alex journey to Florence in search of the priceless treasure. Is it a lost da Vinci, potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars, or a wild goose chase that will only lead to a dead end? But someone else is searching for the elusive painting - Alberto Scordato is a powerful man in the art world and a sociopath who will stop at nothing, even murder, to get what he wants. Scordato knows something about Angela that even she doesn´t know, something that could threaten both Angela and Alex´s lives, forcing them into the crosshairs of fate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Furlong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124044/bk_acx0_124044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever wondered how to keep your house from being so cluttered that you cannot do anything without being frustrated over the mess? Maybe you´ve come searching for some advice on how to fix your house and save it from getting out of hand. Lives can get far too stressful to be able to do everything we want to, and a lot of the time there just aren´t enough hours in the day to clean as well as we might like. In this book, the listeners will be able to find a multitude of tips and tricks on how to tackle the mess in their homes, keep their homes a clean and organized place, and prevent their homes from getting so out of hand that they can´t avoid the dreaded thought of a messy home. If you´ve got worries about a messy home, don´t worry, because you aren´t alone in the fact that you aren´t able to keep yourself from procrastinating when it comes to cleaning up. Your untidy mess can be organized no matter how big or small it may be, as long as you have the right mindset. In this book, you will find various tips on closet organization, keeping your collectibles organized, general cleaning tips, and how to make sure your loving home stays presentable to not only yourself but the public as well. You should be able to live in a home that you´re proud to show off, not one that you want to keep hidden from all your friends and family. This book consists of concise chapters Introduction For an already cluttered home General organizational tools Organizing your collectables Organizing your closet Quick tips for keeping your home clutter-free 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophia Yu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036997/bk_acx0_036997_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.