The Junkyard Wonders

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399250786

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 1112

Inspired by a teacher who believes each of them is a genius, a class of special-needs students invents something that could convince the whole school they are justifiably proud to be "Junkyard Wonders."

An Orange for Frankie

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 039924302X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 4863

The day before Christmas Eve Frankie Stowell waits expectantly for his father to return with oranges for the holiday, but heavy snow might prevent Frankie's father from getting through.

Die magischen Saiten des Frankie Presto

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Lago

ISBN: 3957620708

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8722

Frankie Presto ist ein Waisenjunge, der von einem blinden Musiklehrer in einer spanischen Kleinstadt großgezogen wird. Im Alter von neun Jahren schickt ihn sein Ziehvater in die USA, mit nur einer alte Gitarre und sechs wertvollen Saiten im Gepäck. Frankie fasst rasch Fuß in dem neuen Land und wie von Zauberhand wird er schnell geachteter und respektierter Teil der Musikszene des 20. Jahrhunderts, von Klassik über Jazz bis zu Rock'n'Roll. Er trifft und beeinflusst auf vielerlei Weise Hank Williams, Elvis, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis, KISS und viele weitere Größen der Musikszene. Irgendwann wird er selbst zum Star, nimmt eigene Platten auf und wird verehrt. Doch seine Begabung wird zur Bürde, als er feststellt, dass er durch seine Musik das Leben der Menschen verändern kann. Denn jedes Mal, wenn eine Saite seiner Gitarre blau leuchtet, hat er Einfluss auf das Leben eines Menschen genommen. Auf dem Zenit seines Erfolgs verschwindet Frankie spurlos, seine Legende wächst. Erst Jahrzehnte später taucht er wieder auf, nur um kurz vor seinem eigenen Tod noch ein letztes Menschenleben zu verändern. Mitch Albom hat in diesem Forrest Gump-gleichen Ritt durch die Musikwelt einen wunderbar magischen Roman geschaffen über die Gruppen, deren Teil wir im Leben sind. Denn, so sagt der begeisterte Hobbymusiker Mitch Albom: "Wir alle sind im Leben Teil einer Band."

Bright Orange for the Shroud: Introduction by Lee Child

Travis McGee

Author: John D MacDonald

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448170230

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9161

'MacDonald had a huge influence on me . . . Reacher is like a fully detached version of Travis McGee' LEE CHILD Travis McGee isn’t your typical knight in shining armour. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: He’ll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half. Trouble has a way of finding Travis McGee, no matter where he hides. When an old friend, conned out of his life savings by his ex-wife, unexpectedly turns up at his door, he finds himself pursuing a violently twisted hustler to get it back. What starts out as a simple job soon turns into a dangerous mission when he comes face-to-face with a quick-thinking and quicker-fisted enemy. To beat him, Travis is going to have to play him at his own game... First published in 1965, Bright Orange for the Shroud features an introduction by Lee Child JOHN D. MACDONALD: A GRAND MASTER CRIME WRITER 'The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller' - Stephen King 'Travis McGee is my favourite fiction detective. He’s great because he has a philosophical side – he will fight a bunch of mobsters in a car park and then have a muse about life, the universe and everything' - Tony Parsons 'A dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character . . . I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee' - Sue Grafton 'The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author and they retain a remarkable sense of freshness' - Jonathan Kellerman '. . . my favorite novelist of all time' - Dean Koontz 'A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field' - Mary Higgins Clark 'What a joy that these timeless and treasured novels are available again' - Ed McBain 'There’s only one thing as good as reading a John D. MacDonald novel: reading it again . . . He is the all-time master of the American mystery novel' - John Saul

A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn

Amish Brides of Pinecraft, Book Three

Author: Shelley Shepard Gray

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062337750

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1487

Beloved bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray returns with the third book in her Amish Brides of Pinecraft series—a story of second chances for two young single parents...and the wedding that brings them together. Emma Keim was heartbroken when her husband Sanford passed away, leaving her to raise three young daughters alone. In the years since, her relatives have made it no secret that they expect Emma to remain a widow, mourning Sanford indefinitely. But when she meets Jay Hilty—a widower with three young sons of his own—Emma is delighted to have a new friend who understands her struggles. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s also handsome and kind. Still, Emma is dismayed that her family is so opposed to their friendship—and the idea of it ever becoming anything more. She honors her husband’s memory every day, but is she destined to be alone forever? Jay knows that few people his age understand what it’s like to lose a spouse, and Emma’s gentleness with his boys stirs something in his heart that’s been quiet for far too long. But when Jay’s oldest son becomes engaged to a local woman, suddenly Jay, Emma, and their children are swept up in wedding preparations. Witnessing his son’s joy, Jay wonders if it’s time for him to move forward, too, and find happiness again. Jay wants to court Emma in earnest, but Emma’s relatives remain troubled by the prospect of her moving on. Once again, love has come to Pinecraft. But can these two parties of four become a happy, healthy family of eight?



Author: Maeve Binchy

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426414325

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8587

Die Eltern der kleinen Frankie sind nicht wie die Eltern anderer Kinder: Zwar ist Noel ihr leiblicher Vater, der ihrer Mutter auf dem Sterbebett versprach, für die Tochter zu sorgen, Lisa aber ist eine Gestrandete, die sich mit Noel lediglich die Wohnung in Dublin teilt. Doch alle beide lieben das Kind von ganzem Herzen – bis Moira auftaucht, eine übereifrige Sozialarbeiterin, die nicht glauben kann, dass Noel und Lisa Frankie ein echtes Heim bieten können. Heimlich hat sie sogar schon nach Adoptiveltern für die Kleine gesucht. Als Noel dies erfährt, droht er zu verzweifeln, doch dann stellt das Leben die Weichen noch einmal ganz neu – auch für Moira ...

Frankie Vaughan Ate My Hamster

Growing up in the east end

Author: Rikki Brown

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 184502687X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 9342

Some say that schooldays are the best days of your life. For Rikki Brown, going to school in Easterhouse in Glasgow's East End in the sixties certainly had its moments. There were the mind-numbing subjects, the belt-happy teachers who knew how to inflict extreme pain with weapons of class destruction, the imminent threat of nuclear war and, for Rikki, a luminous red tongue after a serious dose of scarlet fever. And after surviving that lot there were still the notorious Easterhouse gangs to negotiate. At the time when Frankie Vaughan was supposedly sorting out the gangs, there were also some fantastic adventures to be had and a serious amount of growing up to be done, with or without hamsters. And as the innocence of the sixties became the glam of the seventies there were mates to have a laugh with, girls to chase and LPs to walk around with to show just how cool you were. Frankie Vaughn Ate My Hamster is a funny, nostalgic and occasionally unbelievable story of schooldays and life in the scheme. It is a classic coming-of-age tale with an Easterhouse twist - where only a combination of brains, style and street sense could guarantee survival.

Frankie Avalon's Italian Family Cookbook

From Mom's Kitchen to Mine and Yours

Author: Frankie Avalon,Rick Rodgers

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466863714

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 2730

Entertainment legend Frankie Avalon has cooked his way from his mother's kitchen in South Philadelphia to Hollywood and Las Vegas. Here in his first cookbook are pitch-perfect recipes for such Italian classics as Tomato-Ricotta Lasagna and Three-Meat Sunday Gravy with Pasta, as well as unexpected treasures like Roast Pork with Fig Sauce and Pork Milanese on Kale Salad. Frankie Avalon's Italian Family Cookbook is first and foremost a collection of over 80 of his favorite dishes, ones that Frankie and his wife Kay regularly serve to their eight children and ten grandchildren. Weeknight meals, Sunday suppers, and holiday feasts are all covered with must-have recipes—each one taste-tested by Avalons of all ages. And Frankie is a great storyteller, so delicious tales of more than five decades in show business pop up like meatballs in marinara sauce. Novice and experienced cooks will find a lot to love between these pages—dozens of heirloom recipes, mouthwatering food photographs, plus candid shots of Frankie at home in Southern California with his family and some of his favorite food places and pals in the old neighborhood in Philly, tips on Italian ingredients, advice on cooking for a crowd, and more. Frankie's latest ventures include his food company, which specializes in prepared Italian food products, like rice balls and sausages, based on his heritage (his father was a butcher) and currently available on QVC.

Auf den ersten Blick

Jede große Liebe hat ihre Geschichte

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3401805851

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3186

Immer an Silvester sieht Mags ihrem besten Freund Noel dabei zu, wie er ein anderes Mädchen um Mitternacht küsst - doch dieses Jahr soll es anders ablaufen, beschließt sie. Der Junge Shy dagegen wird bei einem Schneesturm eingeschneit und findet unverhofft seine große Liebe hinter der nächsten Wohnungstür. Nachdenklich, verspielt, lustig und überraschend anders: Die zwölf Kurzgeschichten bestechen durch die verschiedenen, humorvollen Schreibstile und bieten eine bunte Mischung aus realistischen und fantastischen Geschichten.

The Orange Order

A Contemporary Northern Irish History

Author: Eric P. Kaufmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199208487

Category: History

Page: 373

View: 4790

The first systematic social history of the Orange Order. Based on unprecedented access to the Order's archives, the book charts the Order's path from the peak of its influence, in the early 1960s, to its present crisis, and argues that the traditional Unionism of the past is giving way to a more militant form which is winning the hearts of the younger generation.

The Zippity Zinger #4

Author: Henry Winkler,Lin Oliver

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101153776

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 1855

Inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler, whose undiagnosed dyslexia made him a classic childhood underachiever, the Hank Zipzer series is about the high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences. PS 87 is having multicultural week, and Ms. Adolf's class is putting on a "Foods From Around the World" luncheon. Hank makes enchiladas, and at the luncheon, Ms. Adolf piles her plate with lots of food. But after a few bites, her face turns bright red-one of the dishes is super-spicy! Ms. Adolf accuses someone of playing a mean practical joke and punishes the entire class with no recess until the guilty party comes forward. Hank realizes his trouble with numbers might have caused the problem-what if he accidentally used three cups of peppers instead of 1/3 cup? Will Hank be able to get recess back for everyone without getting detention for the rest of his life? Illustrated by Carol Heyer.

Orange Is the New Black

Mein Jahr im Frauenknast

Author: Piper Kerman

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644526214

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 3249

Von der 5th Avenue in den Knast Das Buch zur US-Kultserie! Piper Kerman lebt glücklich mit ihrem Verlobten in Manhattan, als ihr eine Jugendsünde zum Verhängnis wird. Das Gericht verurteilt sie zu einer 15-monatigen Haftstrafe, und Piper tauscht Designeroutfits und Loft gegen orange Häftlingskleidung und eine Zelle in einem Frauengefängnis. Über die Zeit dort, über Schikanen, bösartige Attacken, aber auch über Freundschaften und vor allem ihre toughen und warmherzigen Mitgefangenen schreibt sie ohne Selbstmitleid, humorvoll und sehr unterhaltsam. «Ich liebe dieses Buch in einem Maße, das mich selbst überrascht hat. Eine wundervoll erzählte Geschichte darüber, wie unglaublich Frauen sein können.» Elizabeth Gilbert, Autorin von «Eat, Pray, Love» «Dies ist ein ernstes und großherziges Buch, das das Leben in einem Frauengefängnis sehr detailliert und – das ist entscheidend – mit Empathie und Respekt für Piper Kermans Mitinhaftierte schildert, von denen die wenigsten über ihre Möglichkeiten verfügten.» Dave Eggers «Dieses Buch können Sie nicht aus der Hand legen, weil Sie selbst in diese Situation hätten geraten können. Oder Ihre beste Freundin. Oder Ihre Tochter.» Los Angeles Times

Nominations of Mrs. Frankie Muse Freeman and Mr. Eugene C. Patterson

Hearing, Eighty-eighth Congress, Second Session, on the Nomination of Mrs. Frankie Muse Freeman, of St. Louis, Mo., and Mr. Eugene C. Patterson, of Atlanta, Ga., to be Members of the Commission on Civil Rights. July 28, 1964

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights

Publisher: N.A


Category: Patterson, Eugene C.

Page: 12

View: 9654

My Lovely Frankie

Author: Judith Clarke

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760638684

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2065

'Frankie believed in Heaven quite literally, as if it was another lovely world out past the stars. And when he spoke the word "love", it seemed to spring free and fly into the air like a beautiful balloon you wanted to run after. But I couldn't tell my parents about Frankie, not properly. I told them I'd made friends with the boy in the room next to mine, and how he'd come from this little town out west. I couldn't tell them how he was becoming the best thing in my world. I couldn't tell anyone, I hardly admitted it to myself.' In the 1950s, 'entering' the seminary was for ever, and young boys were gathered into the priesthood before they were old enough to know what they would lose. Tom went to St Finbar's because he was looking for something more than the ordinary happiness of his home and school. But then he discovered that being able to love another person was the most important thing of all. For Tom, loving Frankie made him part of the world. Even when Frankie was gone...

The Lipstick Killers

Author: Lee Martin

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 1842436252

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5590

When Queenies death brings the Doyle empire crashing down, the sisters grow apart, -- each taking a different path in life. Then Sharon's world is shattered when her husband, Monty, dies in mysterious circumstances. But is it an accident or murder? As the Doyle sisters pull together to find out what really happened to Monty they enter a world of drugs, dirty money and clean guns, risking their own safety to deal out their own brand of justice. Because, when someone harms the Doyles, they soon realise that these sisters fight as one. After all, blood is thicker than water...

Zwei alte Frauen

Eine Legende von Verrat und Tapferkeit

Author: Velma Wallis

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492967116

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 2038

Ein Nomadenstamm im hohen Norden von Alaska: Während eines bitterkalten Winters kommt es zu einer gefährlichen Hungersnot. Wie das alte Stammesgesetz es vorschreibt, beschließt der Häuptling, die ältesten beiden Frauen als »unnütze Esser« zurückzulassen, um den Stamm zu retten. Doch in der Einsamkeit der eisigen Wildnis geschieht das Unglaubliche: Die beiden alten Indianerfrauen geben nicht auf, sondern besinnen sich auf ihre ureigenen Fähigkeiten, die sie längst vergessen geglaubt hatten...

Francis and Frankie

Author: Paul Kater

Publisher: Paul Kater

ISBN: 1310441138

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

View: 2192

Francis Butler is a writer. She wants to write something special (who doesn't?) and despite the support of her husband Marcus she keeps running into plot problems. Here comes Frankie, her cat. Together with him Francis goes out to discover where her story needs some support. During these outings she gets in touch with very fascinating and sometimes bizarre creatures...

Like Any Normal Day

A Story of Devotion

Author: Mark Kram, Jr.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466802219

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 6322

Winner of the 2013 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, Like Any Normal Day is a profound, powerful narrative of a golden boy's tragedy, a woman's unlived life, and a brother's complicated devotion. In the mid-1970s, brothers Buddy and Jimmy Miley were close, both on the verge of impressive athletic careers. A promising high school quarterback, Buddy's potential was cut short by an injury that left him quadriplegic. Immobile and imprisoned in his body for decades, Buddy would watch life pass by from his wheelchair, living at home under his mother's and brother's care, and wondering what his life could have been. Buddy and Jimmy visited special hospitals and traveled to Lourdes in search of a miracle, never losing hope as they searched for a cure. But as Buddy suffered increasing pain, and also realized that he would never be able to walk again—and never prove himself capable of being loved by Karen, a woman he'd first met in high school—he asked Jimmy to help him end his life. Beautifully written, both heart-wrenching and hopeful, Mark Kram Jr.'s Like Any Normal Day explores the important bonds between families and the depths of what we're willing to do for those we love. Like Any Normal Day is the winner of the 2013 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing.