Historical Literary Fiction

Download Black '47 by Laurence Power PDF

By Laurence Power

ASTUTE NOVEL A REMINDER of the way FAMINE replaced US ALL... Irish Examiner

The ardour that strength feels for his topic is clear. His kind is unobtrusive, his study broad and thorough... Irish Examiner

After a boyhood of tragedy and need, lifestyles starts off to seem brighter for Seán O’Brien as he enters manhood. As a skilled musician, the doorways of the wealthy are thrown open to him, and his preliminary good fortune permits him to dare dream of saving his family members from grinding poverty. In a convulsion of heritage, notwithstanding, his dream is to be challenged because the potato crop in eire succumbs to sickness and millions face a lingering demise by means of hunger. Set in Skibbereen and The Mizen, it is a gripping and relocating tale of Ireland’s ‘Great Hunger’, whilst the single break out from famine for many landless households was once flight to England or the USA. Many deserted their humble houses to get to harbours and quays in a bid to escape, yet for numerous millions their flight resulted in unmarked graves alongside the best way. Years of unremitting tragedy to alter the rustic endlessly, yet 12 months stood except the others, 1847. It entered the historical past books as Black ’47.

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Download Een week in Parijs (Dutch Edition) by Rachel Hore,Rob van Moppes PDF

By Rachel Hore,Rob van Moppes

Al zolang ze zich kan herinneren lijdt Fay Knox aan vreemde flashbacks, die worden veroorzaakt door heel verschillende dingen: een Frans chanson, de kerkklokken van de Notre Dame. Volgens haar moeder is Fay nog nooit buiten Engeland geweest, laat staan in Frankrijk, maar waarom komt Parijs haar dan zo angstaanjagend bekend voor?

Fay volgt de enige aanwijzing die ze heeft: een adres op het label van een oude rugzak. Haar zoektocht brengt haar naar een verlaten klooster, waar de enig overgebleven monnik haar in eerste instantie weigert te helpen. Maar Fay zet alles op alles om te ontdekken wat haar moeder voor haar verzweeg. En als de puzzelstukjes van de waarheid op hun plaats vallen, staat Fays hele leven ineens op losse schroeven…

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Download Johnno by David Malouf PDF

By David Malouf

"Despite Johnno's statement that Brisbane used to be the absolute ugliest position on this planet, I had the sensation as I walked throughout abandoned intersections, earlier empty parks with their tropical timber all spiked and sharp-edged within the early sun, that it might probably also be attractive ... " Johnno is a standard Australian who refuses to be standard. His disorderly presence can disturb the staleness of his domestic city or damage the tranquillity of a Greek panorama. An affectionately outrageous portrait, David Malouf's first novel recreates the war-conscious forties, the pubs and brothels of the fifties, and the years away treading water overseas.

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Download De bezitlozen: Is de Messias al vertrokken? (Dutch Edition) by Szilárd Borbély,Mari Alföldy PDF

By Szilárd Borbély,Mari Alföldy

Hongarije, eind jaren veertig. Wanneer winkeleigenaar Mószi na zijn verblijf in een strafkamp terugkeert naar zijn dorp ziet hij er niet meer uit als een jood. Zijn bezittingen zijn, web als het mededogen van zijn dorpsgenoten, verdwenen.
Decennia later groeit de elfjarige verteller op in hetzelfde dorp in Hongarije. Samen met zijn oudere zuster probeert hij hun moeder ervan te weerhouden zelfmoord te plegen, terwijl hun gewelddadige vader het weinige geld wegdrinkt. De familie wordt gestigmatiseerd, maar niemand spreekt over het verleden. Zijn ze joden? Uit Roemenië verjaagde orthodoxe christenen? Waarom worden ze verketterd? In De bezitlozen schildert Borbély een jeugd in een onbarmhartige wereld, op zo'n empathische wijze dat de lezer niet anders kan dan ademloos over de schouder van de jonge verteller meekijken.

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Download Chianti: The Blood of Jove by Joanne Cutting-Gray PDF

By Joanne Cutting-Gray

within the appealing Chianti hills of Tuscany, Contessa Caterina di Lorenzano, heiress of a six hundred 12 months outdated wine property, schemes to make a wine that would rival Bordeaux. Wills conflict and tempers flare in the course of the turmoil of the Nineteen Sixties, as peasant radical Rico Rucai, in love with Caterina, attempts to transform the village of Lorenzano right into a Marxist collective. input his rival, brash American Hank eco-friendly, and fanatical Nicoletta Ardeni, a member of the purple Brigade. Pitted opposed to all of them is the sinister and strong Marchese di Rinaldi, who seduces Caterina’s pious sister, Francesca, and orders his henchman, Pippo Scarani, to forge a mystery take care of a California wine czar.
Caught among cultures and aspirations, the characters fight to discover their position within the context of worldwide ambition and fiscal luck. At stake is the way forward for Chianti, the blood of Jove. Italy or California? Globalization or Marxist politics? Can love—and the village— continue to exist the go winds of revolution and monetary domination?

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Download Raising the Blackbirds: A Novel by Edward F Moncrief PDF

By Edward F Moncrief

The Mexican dicho “You increase the blackbirds, they usually pluck out your eyes” captures succinctly Mexico’s four-hundred-fifty-year historical past of treachery conspired and blood spilled either by means of its leaders and by means of these in uprising. The announcing likewise captures this tale; Mexican heritage and culture—vibrant nonetheless within the blood and flesh of its people—propel the narrative to its soulful but redemptive end.
Sixto Torres narrates his trip from formative years in Mexico to his emigration to the Rio Grande Valley. finally, so that it will help his becoming kinfolk, he joins the migrant circulate to California. He and his kin arrive in Salinas in early 1970 simply as César Chavez is tough the ability of the Valley’s growers.
A normal chief, Sixto joins the farmworkers’ fight for higher wages and bigger energy over their dwelling stipulations, yet he's quickly organizing a brand new attempt enthusiastic about the Valley’s deplorable farm exertions housing stipulations. He seizes an extraordinary chance to buy and rehabilitate an deserted hard work camp. His struggle to realize the data and abilities had to conquer daunting cultural, political, and social obstacles—and to convey his fellow farmworkers alongside within the process—is winning; yet Sixto is much less in a position to triumph over mistrust, jealousy, and competition between a few in his personal community.

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Download Avezzano and New York by Glo Lewis PDF

By Glo Lewis

In 1938, within the aftermath of the enactment of the anti-Semitic legislation of the Fascist Grand Council, which has made their fraternization against the law, Franco Lazar, who's 36 and Jewish, and Topazia Rosani, at 19, turn into tormented enthusiasts, frantically at the run, whereas hiding in simple sight. Suspected of murdering a guy, they're hounded and tortured through the ruthless rural police in Avezzano, Italy. regardless of their heart-pounding, moment-by-moment plans to prevent trap amidst betrayal and violence, the obsessed experts shut in with an research opposed to them for fraternizing and for the mysterious disappearance of the lacking man.

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Download Home (Black Australian Writing) by Larissa Behrendt PDF

By Larissa Behrendt

a narrative of homecoming, this soaking up novel opens with a tender, city-based legal professional commencing on her first stopover at to ancestral nation. Candice arrives at "the position the place the rivers meet", the camp of the Eualeyai the place in 1918 her grandmother Garibooli was once kidnapped. As Garibooli takes up the tale of Candice's Aboriginal relatives, the 20 th century falls away.Garibooli, renamed Elizabeth, is shipped to paintings as a housemaid, yet marriage quickly bargains break out from the fear of the master's night-time visits. Her displacement consists of into the lives of her seven teenagers - their tales witness to the impression of orphanage lifestyles and the implications of getting a depressing dermis in post-war Australia. Vividly rekindled, the lives of her kin aspect the course domestic for Candice.Home is a strong and clever first novel from an writer who is familiar with either the ability of language to suppress and the restorative efficiency of news that bridge prior and present.

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Download Der Herzog, der Räuber und die Tochter des Goldschmieds: by Hardy Crueger PDF

By Hardy Crueger

Das Herzogtum Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel im 18. Jahrhundert.
Die junge Anna Crusius wird auf einem fürstlichen Ball als curiosum ausgestellt und erregt das wissenschaftliche Interesse des Herzogs Anton Ulrich. Beeindruckt lädt der Potentat sie zu einem biologischen test ein, aus dem ein sort hervorgeht, Karl Otto Crusius. Ein Leben lang kämpft dieser illegitime Welfenspross um sein Erbe: Das Herzogtum.
Nach einem vom Regenten befohlenen Mordanschlag gegen ihn, greift er zur Waffe und gründet eine Räuberbande. Er überfällt Kaufleute, raubt einen Goldschmied aus und verbreitet unter dem Namen "Karl Otto, der Blutige von den Okerauen" Angst und Schrecken im Lande, bis er verhaftet wird. Aber anstatt den nervenden Verwandten zu töten, steckt der Herzog ihn in das furchtbarste Gefängnis, das Karl sich vorstellen kann - eine Bibliothek. Angekettet in einem Nebenraum soll er dort als Eremit sein Leben fristen. Aber Karl gibt die Hoffnung nicht auf und entdeckt, dass er inmitten eines Schatzes lebt.
Als ihm endlich der Ausbruch gelingt, verhindert er auf der Flucht die Vergewaltigung einer jungen Frau. Es ist Elisabeth Schwarz, die Tochter des Goldschmieds. Sie verliebt sich in ihren Ehrenretter - aber wird es ihr gelingen, den starrköpfigen Haudrauf zu zähmen?

Ein wortgewandter Roman, einzuordnen in die Sparte raffinierter historischer Erzählungen wie T.C. Boyles "Wassermusik" und Kehlmanns "Vermessung der Welt". Spannend und heiter, aber ohne in die Groteske abzugleiten, erzählt Crueger aus einer Epoche, die uns heute wunderlich und komisch erscheint.

"Die abenteuerliche Geschichte eines Seelenbruders vom Schlage legendärer Glücksritter wie Casanova, Münchhausen, von der Trenck oder des Grafen von Monte Christo. Amüsant, und sehr zu empfehlen!" T. Tiemig

"Eine wahrhaft phantastische Zeitreise!" G. Haefs

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Download Tulips for Evening by Jovelyn D Richards PDF

By Jovelyn D Richards

In Springfield, Arkansas within the overdue 1800s, the lives of a group of bad white southerners were grew to become the other way up by way of the Civil War.  they're facing greater than simply demise and loss - their legislation were replaced, catapulting them opposed to their will into the recent period of freedom for Negroes.   

When robust prosperous landowners, H.G. and his brother Grove, are murdered, after which their widows die of scarlet fever, Southern gossip swirls with rumors of patricide, betrayal, and suicide. yet not anything rankles the white southerners more than the rumor that 5 previously enslaved Negro girls live within the outdated plantation residence, Culver Tusk.  Why and the way did the ladies come to dwell there?  Tensions develop within the small neighborhood, and not anything wanting a disagreement will fulfill them. the ultimate straw comes while millions of foreign birds look by a wintry weather snow storm in August.  Among timber putting with icicles they come to a decision it's time to take over Culver Tusk and make correct what's wrong legislation or no legislation.  And simply as their plans to move kill if want be the 5 Negro ladies a music arrives brushing opposed to their anger and cooling the fire. 

 

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