Sleeping Beauties

Author: Stephen King,Owen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641219477

Category: Fiction

Page: 976

View: 2875

Die Welt sieht sich einem faszinierenden Phänomen gegenüber. Sobald Frauen einschlafen, umhüllt sie am ganzen Körper ein spinnwebartiger Kokon. Wenn man sie weckt oder das unheimliche Gewebe entfernen will, werden sie zu barbarischen Bestien. Sind sie im Schlaf etwa an einem schöneren Ort? Die zurückgebliebenen Männer überlassen sich zunehmend ihren primitiven Instinkten. Eine Frau allerdings, die mysteriöse Evie, scheint gegenüber der Pandemie immun zu sein. Ist sie eine genetische Anomalie, die sich zu Versuchszwecken eignet? Oder ist sie ein Dämon, den man vernichten muss? Schauplatz und Brennpunkt ist ein kleines Städtchen in den Appalachen, wo ein Frauengefängnis den größten Arbeitgeber stellt.

Gwendys Wunschkasten

Author: Stephen King,Richard Chizmar

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641222192

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 3324

Wiedersehen mit Castle Rock Die kleine Stadt Castle Rock in Maine hat die seltsamsten Vorkommnisse und ungewöhnlichsten Besucher erlebt. Warum sollte es der 12-jährigen Gwendy anders ergehen? Eines Tages tritt ein schwarz gekleideter Unbekannter an sie heran und macht ihr ein Geschenk: einen Kasten mit lauter Schaltern und Hebeln. Wozu er dient? Gwendy probiert es aus, und ihr Leben verändert sich von Grund auf.

Sleeping Beauties

A Novel

Author: Stephen King,Owen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150116340X

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

View: 7151

The authors tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

The Fate of the Sleeping Beauties

Author: Ard op de Weegh,Kay Hottendorff,Arnoud op de Weegh

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845840704

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 5749

The 'Sleeping Beauties' – an array of neglected Bugattis, Lancias, Ferraris, Alfa Romeos, Cords and Aston Martins on a rural French estate – have fascinated car lovers worldwide since 1983, when they were immortalised in a sequence of photographs taken by Herbert W Hesselmann. for 25 years, the full story behind the collection and its fate has remained untold ... until now.

Sleeping Beauties

Author: Susanna Moore

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307767051

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6915

Like her much-acclaimed previous novels, Susanna Moore's Sleeping Beauties is set in Hawaii, whose shimmering beauty and melancholy traditions are both seductive and dangerously hard to leave. Or so they prove for Clio, who marries a well-known Hollywood actor--providing her with the promise of escape from the entanglements of island life.

Sleeping Beauties USA

Abandoned classic cars & trucks

Author: Bjoern Marek

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845849329

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 9466

Sleeping Beauties USA honours rusted and forgotten automotive treasures that have been found parked alongside the highways of America, waiting to be discovered again. Rather than showcasing typically brilliant, highly rebuilt show queens, the book instead explores the transience and inherent beauty of a car’s life, captured through stunning and evocative photography.

Early Birds, Late Risers, and Sleeping Beauties

Bank Credit Growth to the Private Sector in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Balkans

Author: Ivanna Vladkova Hollar,Mr. Giovanni Dell'Ariccia,Mr. Carlo Cottarelli

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1451919557

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 65

View: 1964

Following a period of privatization and restructuring, commercial banks in Central and Eastern Europe and, more recently, in the Balkans have rapidly expanded their lending to the private sector. This paper describes the causes of this expansion, assesses future trends, and evaluates its policy implications. It concludes that bank credit to the private sector is likely to continue rising faster than GDP in the next few years throughout the region, picking up also in countries where so far it has been stalled. Although this growth should be regarded as a structural and positive development, policymakers will have to evaluate carefully its implications for macroeconomic developments and financial stability.

Counting Sleeping Beauties

Author: Hazel Frankel

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 1770095446

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

View: 7970

A fictional account of a Jewish family’s journey from Nazi Germany to post-World War II South Africa, this breathtaking novel follows their everyday struggles living in Johannesburg in the 1950s. Through the voices of Hannah, the daughter of the house, her mother Susan, grandmother Leah, and domestic worker Sina, the story explores the cultural and generational parallels and differences and the unraveling of a family. The stories of Leah in the shtetl in Lithuania, Sina in her village outside Pietersburg, and Hannah in a quiet Johannesburg suburb are told in a compassionate narrative that is both disturbing and illuminating.

Sleeping Beauties in Theoretical Physics

26 Surprising Insights

Author: Thanu Padmanabhan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319134434

Category: Science

Page: 302

View: 8193

This book addresses a fascinating set of questions in theoretical physics which will both entertain and enlighten all students, teachers and researchers and other physics aficionados. These range from Newtonian mechanics to quantum field theory and cover several puzzling issues that do not appear in standard textbooks. Some topics cover conceptual conundrums, the solutions to which lead to surprising insights; some correct popular misconceptions in the textbook discussion of certain topics; others illustrate deep connections between apparently unconnected domains of theoretical physics; and a few provide remarkably simple derivations of results which are not often appreciated. The connoisseur of theoretical physics will enjoy a feast of pleasant surprises skilfully prepared by an internationally acclaimed theoretical physicist. Each topic is introduced with proper background discussion and special effort is taken to make the discussion self-contained, clear and comprehensible to anyone with an undergraduate education in physics.

Sleeping beauties

(Version française)

Author: Stephen King,Owen King,Jean Esch

Publisher: Albin Michel

ISBN: 2226429476

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 5288

Un phénomène inexplicable s'empare des femmes à travers la planète : une sorte de cocon les enveloppe durant leur sommeil et si l'on tente de les réveiller, on prend le risque de les transformer en véritables furies vengeresses. Bientôt, presque toutes les femmes sont touchées par la fièvre Aurora et le monde est livré à la violence des hommes. À Dooling, petite ville des Appalaches, une seule femme semble immunisée contre cette maladie. Cas d'étude pour la science ou créature démoniaque, la mystérieuse Evie échappera-t-elle à la fureur des hommes dans un monde qui les prive soudainement de femmes ?

Der Neue


Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641161444

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 1221

Was es bedeutet, Außenseiter zu sein – ein atmosphärischer Roman, der in das Amerika der 1970er Jahre führt Osei will an seiner neuen Schule vor allem eines: nicht auffallen. Für den afrikanischen Diplomatensohn ist es der vierte Wechsel innerhalb von sechs Jahren, und aus Erfahrung weiß er, dass er gleich am ersten Tag Freundschaften schließen muss. Doch bereits seine Anwesenheit scheint einige seiner weißen Mitschüler und Lehrer zu provozieren. Im Amerika der 1970er Jahre sind gemischte Klassen immer noch selten. Als sich ausgerechnet die beliebte Dee mit Osei anfreundet, sieht Ian, der Tyrann auf dem Pausenhof, rot. Tracy Chevalier lässt Shakespeares Othello, jenes klassische Stück über Eifersucht und Diskriminierung, in einer Schule spielen, wo das Wort Mobbing kein Fremdwort ist.

Sleeping Beauties

(An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery Book 3)

Author: Jo Spain

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786483939

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2759

'Five stars' Amazon reviewer 'What a read!' Amazon reviewer 'I was engrossed right from the start and read it in one long, very satisfied sitting' Amazon reviewer THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF WITH OUR BLESSING AND BENEATH THE SURFACE RETURNS WITH A BRAND NEW SERIAL-KILLER THRILLER. The inspector frowned and examined the earth under the trees. As he scanned the glade, his stomach lurched. One, two, three, four. Five, counting the mound of earth disturbed under the tent. Somebody had cleared the earth of its natural layer and sown their own flowers In five places Five graves A young woman, Fiona Holland, has gone missing from a small Irish village. A search is mounted, but there are whispers. Fiona had a wild reputation. Was she abducted, or has she run away? A week later, a gruesome discovery is made in the woods at Ireland's most scenic beauty spot - the valley of Glendalough. The bodies are all young women who disappeared in recent years. D.I. Tom Reynolds and his team are faced with the toughest case of their careers - a serial killer, who hunts vulnerable women, and holds his victims captive before he ends their lives. Soon the race is on to find Fiona Holland before it's too late. . . 'Deft plotting and expert handling of tension make for an intelligent mystery' Guardian

Tu Buße und stirb

Kriminalroman. Inspector Reynolds erster Fall

Author: Jo Spain


ISBN: 3732539350

Category: Fiction

Page: 541

View: 3477

An einem eiskalten Dezembermorgen wird in einem Park in Dublin die Leiche einer Nonne gefunden. Die Inszenierung des Tatorts deutet auf einen Ritualmörder hin, doch Inspector Tom Reynolds ahnt, dass das Opfer nicht zufällig ausgewählt wurde. Die Spur führt in ein einsam gelegenes Kloster. Als sich dort rätselhafte Ereignisse häufen, durchdringt ein beängstigender Verdacht das alte Gemäuer: Der Mörder befindet sich im Kloster - und was ihn antreibt, ist Rache für ein nie gesühntes Verbrechen ...

Sleeping Beauties

Australia's Best Places to Stay

Author: David Matheson

Publisher: Lantern

ISBN: 9781920989057

Category: Australia

Page: 182

View: 6491

Searching for a piece of paradise in Australia? Sleeping Beautieswill turn your escapist dreams into reality. Equally at home on your coffee table or in your overnight bag, Sleeping Beautiesis an expertly compiled and sumptuously photographed selected of Australia's most exquisite accommodation. Ranging from outback retreats and hideaways in the snow to quintessential beach houses and cabins nestled in the rainforest, all have been chosen for their relaxing ambience, gracious service, excellent amenities, spectacular locations and unique interiors. Detailed reviews provide a sense of the place and its surroundings, the best times to visit, contact details, room rates and facilities - everything you could possibly want to know.

House of the Sleeping Beauties and Other Stories

Author: Yasunari Kawabata

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525434143

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 2347

Three surreal, erotically charged stories from Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata. In the three long tales in this collection, Yasunari Kawabata examines the boundaries between fantasy and reality in the minds of three lonely men. Piercing examinations of sexuality and human psychology—and works of remarkable subtlety and beauty—these stories showcase one of the twentieth century’s great writers—in any language—at his very best.



Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959678010

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 8623

Die allseits beliebte Lehrerin Cora Gundersun beendet ihr Leben und das vieler Unschuldiger in einem riesigen Feuerball. Als später nach Hinweisen für ihre Tat gesucht wird, findet man ein Tagebuch, das nur den Schluss zulässt, dass die Täterin geisteskrank war. Jane Hawk weiß es besser - hat sich ihr Mann doch ebenfalls aus heiterem Himmel das Leben genommen. Auf ihrer Suche nach Antworten hat sie eine Verschwörung bis in höchste Regierungskreise entdeckt - und jagt nun deren Hintermänner. Mittlerweile ist die FBI-Agentin die meistgesuchte Person der USA. Doch ihre mächtigen Gegner haben nicht damit gerechnet, dass Jane bereit ist, alles zu riskieren, um die Wahrheit ans Licht zu bringen. »So gut Suizid war, dieses Buch ist noch besser.« Booklist »Ein vielschichtiger Thriller, bei dem die Charaktere den Ton angeben und der fast unmöglich wegzulegen ist.« Bookreporter

Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping Beauty and Snow White Tales from Around the World

Author: Heidi Anne Heiner

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781453744611

Category: Fiction

Page: 508

View: 4470

Sleeping Beauty and Snow White are two of the most popular fairy tales of all time and have intrigued readers for centuries. Both have been retold continuously in modern times in novels, poetry, plays, movies and more. Both have also been criticized for their apparently passive and occasionally foolish heroines. Despite first impressions, the stories and their many variants are filled with female characters, good and evil, active and passive. Whatever your view of either tale, it is fascinating to study their histories and explore why they have resonated with our ancestors as well as our own generations. In all the tales, whether the sleep is enchanted with a time limit or intended to be a permanent death, it is ultimately overcome, sometimes through accidental means and other times through heroic methods. With motivations ranging from petty offenses to overwhelming bouts of jealousy, the tales also present interesting villains. Offering over seventy stories, this collection compiles several variants of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White tales from around the world, some dating back to Greek myths and others to medieval times. Many of the tales are new translations, a few appearing for the first time in English. At times the stories are obviously related to each other and at other times the relationship is tenuous. Some additional stories with sleeping heroines, as well as heroes, are also presented although they are not strictly classified as Sleeping Beauty or Snow White tales. Whether you are a student of folklore or an armchair enthusiast, this anthology offers a diverse array of tales with a unifying theme that both entertains and educates, all gathered for the first time in one helpful collection.

Sleeping Beauties

Newborns in Dreamland

Author: Tracy Raver,Kelley Ryden

Publisher: Sellers Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781416205777

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 1002

After airing on the "Today Show" in September 2009, the photographers portraits of sleeping babies caused a national sensation. Here, their lens has captured newborns as they inhabit magical dreamscapes.

Sleeping Beauties (versione italiana)

Author: Stephen King,Owen King


ISBN: 8820097710

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 4063

«Stephen e Owen King hanno scritto una bella storia horror, epica, toccante e molto giusta per i tempi, con un finale esplosivo ed emozionante.» - USA TODAY