Bericht aus dem dunklen Herzen der amerikanischen Stadt
Author: David Simon,Ed Burns
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
Brennpunkt Baltimore: Crack und Heroin überfluten die Straßen Amerikas. An der berüchtigten Ecke von West Fayette und Monroe Street wird sieben Tage die Woche, 24 Stunden am Tag auf offener Straße verkauft – der Drogenhandel ist der ökonomische Treibstoff einer sterbenden Nachbarschaft mitten in der Stadt. Durch die Augen einer zerbrochenen Familie – drogensüchtiger Eltern und ihres Sohns DeAndre McCullogh – zeigt uns “The Corner” die harte Realität der Drogenkultur und die ergreifenden Szenen von Hoffnung, Mitgefühl und Liebe, an einem Ort, den Amerika schon längst abgeschrieben hat. David Simon und Edward Burns, Autoren von “The Wire”, verbrachten ein Jahr mit den McCulloghs – ihre glänzende Reportage ist sowohl eine erschütternde Familiengeschichte als auch ein aufrüttelndes Porträt des amerikanischen “War on Drugs”. Die aus dem Buch entwickelte HBO-Miniserie "The Corner" wurde mit drei Emmy-Awards ausgezeichnet.
Author: Laurence Meynell
Publisher: Hachette UK
Edward Rigby's sudden death in South America provides Hooky Hefferman, private investigator, with his first case. Rigby's employers, the San Lucca Railway Concession, have hinted that he committed suicide, which is enough to prevent his insurance company paying up. His wife, Hilda, thinks the story needs investigation, and Hooky is the man she chooses to do it. The San Luccans are notoriously hot-blooded, and Hooky, with his genius for getting into scrapes, soon finds plenty of trouble. In fact, his first case nearly becomes his last.
Author: Chrystal Nelson
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
In a small town where everything seems normal, life suddenly changes for 17-year-old Arianna Springs. Reena, as her friends call her, discovers that the shadows surrounding her life are shrouded in unanswered questions and people aren't what they seem. From intriguing strangers to her best friend, she learns everyone has a secret - including her. Is Reena's past defined in terms of 17 years of life or is it bound by hundreds of years to ancient, bloodthirsty vampires? Why is evil pressing in from every direction and everyone keeping the truth from her? Will she emerge as a creature of light or of darkness as her past is revealed, one penetrating page after another? The captivating themes of good versus evil, riveting teenage interactions and engaging mystery make Shadows Around the Corner a novel that is hard to put down. Author Chrystal Nelson weaves a fantastic tale of the undead with modern day teenage life. What is especially refreshing about this novel is the way the author subtlety illuminates the readers with hope and life. Nelson's love of writing began at an early age. Her plans are to get an English degree and eventually become a teacher. She is writing two sequels to this book -- The Darkness Within and The Moon's Mourning Cry. Publisher's website: http: //www.eloquentbooks.com/ShadowsAroundTheCorner.htm
Author: Carol Anshaw
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Nora and Fern are just like any other mother and daughter - their relationship is tumultuous, marked by brooding silences and curt exchanges. For Nora, Fern is an enigma - incomprehensible, unfindable. Fern has never really forgiven her mother for leaving her marriage to live with her lover, Jeanne. Their story is a contemporary one, in which mothering is a mapless journey and children are left to form themselves in the shadows cast by idiosyncratic parenting. Here, too, is the reality that perfectly reasonable people will find some way to throw a wrench into the smooth, well-oiled workings of their lives. Nora’s relationship with Jeanne has settled into domestic stability, triggering in Nora a familiar restlessness that leads to an affair. When Fern intuits her mother’s indiscretion, she looks to the two people she depends on most: her uncle Harold and her best friend, Tracy, who now has the overwhelming task of raising a baby. As Fern begins to take on more of the baby's care herself, she discovers some of the powerful ambiguities of parental love - and starts to find her way back to her own mother. Carol Anshaw has been praised for her "warmhearted sympathies and lively wit" (Newsday). LUCKY IN THE CORNER, with the author's inimitable humor and insight, shows us the way a family reconfigures itself as unexpected changes come its way - and how, no matter what shape it takes, it remains a family.
Author: Eleanor Farjeon
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
These seafaring tales begin on a street corner where Jim, a retired sailor, spends his days, passing the time telling a curious boy named Derry about life aboard his ship, the Rockinghorse. In the tradition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses and Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, Farjeon’s tales of talking sea serpents and stew-eating chimpanzees bring the far near and turn ordinary weather into an astronomical adventure. With pen-and-ink illustrations by the maritime master artist Edward Ardizzone, Jim at the Corner is an old-fashioned adventure for the eyes and the ears.
Author: Daniel Matlin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
In July 1964, after a decade of intense media focus on civil rights protest in the Jim Crow South, a riot in Harlem abruptly shifted attention to the urban crisis embroiling America's northern cities. On the Corner revisits the volatile moment when African American intellectuals were thrust into the spotlight as indigenous interpreters of black urban life to white America, and when black urban communities became the chief objects of black intellectuals' perceived social obligations. Daniel Matlin explores how the psychologist Kenneth B. Clark, the literary author and activist Amiri Baraka, and the visual artist Romare Bearden each wrestled with the opportunities and dilemmas of their heightened public stature. Amid an often fractious interdisciplinary debate, black intellectuals furnished sharply contrasting representations of black urban life and vied to establish their authority as indigenous interpreters. In time, however, Clark, Baraka, and Bearden each concluded that acting as interpreters for white America placed dangerous constraints on black intellectual practice. On the Corner reveals how the condition of entry into the public sphere for African American intellectuals in the post-civil rights era has been confinement to what Clark called "the topic that is reserved for blacks."
Author: Virginia Eggertsen Sorensen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
Summary: A black boy's mother forbids him to associate with the neighbors whom she considers "poor white squatters," but when she unexpectedly begins labor, a number of misunderstandings are righted.
The Story of New Orleans Jazz
Author: Samuel Charters
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Samuel Charters has been studying and writing about New Orleans music for more than fifty years. A Trumpet around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz is the first book to tell the entire story of a century of jazz in New Orleans. Although there is still controversy over the racial origins and cultural sources of New Orleans jazz, Charters provides a balanced assessment of the role played by all three of the city's musical lineages--African American, white, and Creole--in jazz's formative years. Charters also maps the inroads blazed by the city's Italian immigrant musicians, who left their own imprint on the emerging styles. The study is based on the author's own interviews, begun in the 1950s, on the extensive material gathered by the Oral History Project in New Orleans, on the recent scholarship of a new generation of writers, and on an exhaustive examination of related newspaper files from the jazz era. The book extends the study area of his earlier book Jazz: New Orleans, 1885-1957, and breaks new ground with its in-depth discussion of the earliest New Orleans recordings. A Trumpet around the Corner for the first time brings the story up to the present, describing the worldwide interest in the New Orleans jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, and the exciting resurgence of the brass bands of the last decades. The book discusses the renewed concern over New Orleans's musical heritage, which is at great risk after the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters. Samuel Charters, eminent historian of jazz and blues music, is author of the award-winning The Roots of the Blues and numerous other titles. A resident of Storrs, Connecticut, and Stockholm, Sweden, he is also a Grammy-winning record producer, musician, poet, and fiction writer and was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1994.
Author: Jamie Ford
Publisher: Ballantine Books
BONUS: This edition contains a Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet discussion guide and an excerpt from Jamie Ford's Songs of Willow Frost. "Sentimental, heartfelt….the exploration of Henry’s changing relationship with his family and with Keiko will keep most readers turning pages...A timely debut that not only reminds readers of a shameful episode in American history, but cautions us to examine the present and take heed we don’t repeat those injustices."-- Kirkus Reviews “A tender and satisfying novel set in a time and a place lost forever, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet gives us a glimpse of the damage that is caused by war--not the sweeping damage of the battlefield, but the cold, cruel damage to the hearts and humanity of individual people. Especially relevant in today's world, this is a beautifully written book that will make you think. And, more importantly, it will make you feel." -- Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain “Jamie Ford's first novel explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle area during World War II, and the depths and longing of deep-heart love. An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut.” -- Lisa See, bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan In the opening pages of Jamie Ford’s stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol. This simple act takes old Henry Lee back to the 1940s, at the height of the war, when young Henry’s world is a jumble of confusion and excitement, and to his father, who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American. While “scholarshipping” at the exclusive Rainier Elementary, where the white kids ignore him, Henry meets Keiko Okabe, a young Japanese American student. Amid the chaos of blackouts, curfews, and FBI raids, Henry and Keiko forge a bond of friendship–and innocent love–that transcends the long-standing prejudices of their Old World ancestors. And after Keiko and her family are swept up in the evacuations to the internment camps, she and Henry are left only with the hope that the war will end, and that their promise to each other will be kept. Forty years later, Henry Lee is certain that the parasol belonged to Keiko. In the hotel’s dark dusty basement he begins looking for signs of the Okabe family’s belongings and for a long-lost object whose value he cannot begin to measure. Now a widower, Henry is still trying to find his voice–words that might explain the actions of his nationalistic father; words that might bridge the gap between him and his modern, Chinese American son; words that might help him confront the choices he made many years ago. Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart.
Author: Monica Dickens
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Being brought up by an overbearing mother intent on competing with her in every way has left Virginia with an altered view of men and relationships. Perhaps rushing in to marriage with Joe, even if he offers an escape from her mother, is not the wisest of choices. Joe is difficult and unpredictable, but Virginia is determined to make their relationship work. But soon he reveals a darker side that twists married life into something damaging. As he draws her into one humiliating situation after another, Virginia is forced to admit that her romantic dream has turned into a nightmare. First published in 1956, The Angel in the Corner is a book about suffering, endurance, and ultimately, strength.
Author: Karolynne B. Ford
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The spider doesnt know, till the wind begins to blow. What fate will, ever, have in store for it. To build among the trees could tempt the gentle breeze To test the strength of gossamer and wit. And as the web breaks down, and it tumbles to the ground, It is taken as a lesson learnt it life. Challenges are memories, with pride, the spider clings to these, For these are blessings hidden in the strife. The silken thread that binds it to foundations left behind it, Is all the spider ever has to trust. Web after web may tear, but the spider knows, somewhere, Theres a place where its efforts will prove just! Never be de-swayed, dreams are dreamt not made, But with faith and passion, dreams can all come true. When everything seems crazy, and perspective looking hazy Then the spider needs to get another view! As it comes across a wall, the spider has to crawl. Or like many others turn, and crawl some more. So as its fate directed, to the corner, now protected, The spider spins a banner to its war. Memories and chances, experiences, romances, Are captured in the web of life and skill, Loved and well protected, revered and respected The cobwebs in the corner linger still.
A WW II Era Story of a Neighborhood
Author: Melvin R. Bielawski
Category: Family & Relationships
THE CORNER provides an historical record of the life style of young men in what could be considered a typical neighborhood prior to and during the WW II period in America. Toledo, Ohio is the setting of this documentary. The specific scene is the corner of Junction Avenue and Lucas Street, located in a solid Polish/American neighborhood. The story could be written of many other neighborhoods and ethnic and racial groups throughout the United States. It just so happens that the writer was a member of this particular group and neighborhood. Dramatic changes have taken place since the time period addressed in THE CORNER. WW II impacted the way of life of all Americans. Ethnic and racial neighborhoods and groups are still located throughout the country but on a far less scale. Nicknames, a sign of popularity in most cases or of a special trait of the individual, are not as common in today's society. New and interesting developments have impacted the old meetings places and methods of communication amongst the young men throughout America. Television; new and interesting hobbies; and diverse civic, religious, and other group organizations that provide meeting places and many other features that make for a more effective life style of American youth have replaced the "old" but unforgetable meetings on the local "corners". Unfortunately a part of American culture and history are lost for the ages. THE CORNER captures a capsule of a part of American life during an era that has literally disappeared from the the American scene.
Author: Edward Brown
Publisher: B B& A Publishers
A collection of stories based on notable events and people in New Jersey.
150 Colorful, Creative Edging Designs with Charts and Instructions for Turning the Corner Perfectly Every Time
Author: Edie Eckman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A crochet border is the perfect finishing touch on the edges of any fiber project, but creating one often means shaping the edging around an unforgiving 90-degree angle. It’s no easy task, but Edie Eckman guides you through it with style and poise. This collection includes 150 vibrant crochet frames to suit every fiber need, with color photographs by John Polak that showcase the beautiful details of each technique. Now painless, marvelous crochet borders are just around the corner!
Adventures of an ordinary boy in a celebrity world
Author: Andrew Collins
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Fast approaching his fortieth birthday, Andrew is cornered at a family gathering by the nine-year-old son of his brother-in-law's sister. Having seen him as a talking head on TV, the boy asks, 'What are you?' It is a question so frank and simple that Andrew doesn't have an immediate answer to hand. So, with hilarious self-deprecation, he sets out to retrace how he got to where he is today. Seventeen precarious jobs in seventeen years: from trolley collector at Sainsbury's to high-flying film critic sipping cocktails with Will Smith and Jerry Bruckheimer on a yacht in Cannes. This is Andrew's tale of rubbing shoulders with the world's biggest stars: pissing off Christini Ricci, having his hairstyle mocked by Noel Gallagher, trying not to wake Clive James from his afternoon nap, having his apple pie eaten by Bob Geldof, and somehow stumbling into the next dream job. Along the way, he's been the world's worst gossip columnist, an almost-hip young gunslinger at the NME, a Radio 1 DJ (enduring a hellish Radio 1 roadshow in a car park in Birmingham), an ITV presenter, EastEnders scriptwriter, ghost writer for a major TV personality and much, much more. It charts a world of hedonism, mundanity, towering egos, shallow idiocy and occasional moments of mind-blowing joy. And, of course, being sent shit in a box.
Male Social Life in a Paramaribo Creole Neighborhood
Author: Gary Brana-Shute
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
Category: Social Science
This book chronicles the author's two years of fieldwork in Paramaribo, Suriname--in which he has dramatically organized the details of human action on the male side of society of both the individual & the group.
Author: Jackie French
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Barbara, caught up in a demonstration, goes round the corner and arrives in the 1930s in another demonstration. In this time-shift story a homeless girl finds a home and family in the midst of the worst depression. Her new family live at Poverty Gully - a camp in the central tablelands of NSW.
Author: Ravi Hanj
Publisher: Ravi Hanj
Tejasvi opens up an amazing unseen world in his writings about his surroundingsÂ' within thirty miles radius. His fascinating world is as amazing as reading the explorations of Xuanzang, Columbus, Vasco da Gama, and Louis and Clark. ItÂ's a journey into a whole different perspective of India and Indian Western Ghats. Indian Western Ghats, also known as Malnad region is a tropical mountain region full of jungles, rivers, streams, waterfalls, abundant fauna flora including orchids, birds and wildlife. This region is also known for coffee, cardamom, pepper and coco plantations.I am delighted to bring Poornachandra TejasviÂ's literature to English. Â“By the corner of Indian Western GhatsÂ” is my first attempt in this effort. These stories are true experiences of Mr. Tejasvi. These stories are filled with fun, humor and wit yet educative on environment and eco system.
Author: Peter Black
Category: Performing Arts
Author: Fred M. White
Publisher: Aeterna Classics
Nothing is the same after Countess Lalage moves in. She is a lovely woman with an enviable reputation and standing, but there is a strange mystery surrounding her. There is also a shadow of a great crime on her house. While it may sound hysterical, those who knew her found it impossible to ignore.