Does Capitalism Have a Future?: Immanuel Wallerstein, Randall Collins, Michael Mann, Georgi Derluguian
Housing Policy in Bulgaria:Recent History, Current Projects and Future Trends Georgi Georgiev
A Raggedy Ann For Georgi Anna, is the story of one young woman and her family who decide to leave their Amish community in Pennsylvania and move to Illinois and to a much smaller farm. The entire family enjoys meeting others in the community but Naomi also makes friends with a non-Amish woman and her little daughter, who has bright golden curls. She doesn´t know why she becomes strongly attached to the pair, but then she also meets a young man who will also be a major part of her own future. How all four people interlink with one another is amazing and the theme throughout this emotional story is one of love and understanding God´s will. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mona Bella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016360/bk_acx0_016360_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Linaria is a world where dragons are revered as gods, where airships rule the skies, and where war is stirring. For Moroda, a former Goldstone, her life of luxury ends following her father´s sudden death. When her city is destroyed by a dragon, she and her sister ally with a sky pirate and narrowly escape the carnage - only to find a vigilante from an exiled race has left a trail of destruction everywhere his growing army has traveled. With compulsion at his fingertips, he strengthens his hold over Linaria´s people by stealing the power of dragons. It´s only a matter of time before Moroda, too, is forced to submit. With war nipping at her heels and danger lurking in her companions and adversaries, Moroda must quickly learn about herself, her world, and the dragons so intent on reducing it all to ash. Moroda is the first novel in an epic six-book saga, a fast-paced, action-packed tale following a group of characters as war rages across their world. With pirates and soldiers, smiths and princes, Linaria is a vibrant land with a deeply unsettled past and an equally ominous future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Georgie Leonard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112400/bk_acx0_112400_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Neville ´Pom´ Darling is on the hunt for the perfect photograph. Skye Stewart is searching for her long-lost grandfather. It´s 1939, and Neville, escaping an unhappy marriage and his memories of the Great War, finds himself in Mackenzie Crossing on the day of the terrible Black Friday bushfires. He meets the beautiful Georgie Mackenzie and in an instant knows that she is the subject he has been looking for. As the heat intensifies, Georgie and Pom begin to wonder if they have a future together, but first they must survive the blaze. Almost 60 years later, Sky Stewart returns to the area in search of her grandfather. Did he survive the Black Friday bushfires? Who is the exotic woman in the photograph she found? But when she arrives in Elysian, the closest town to where Mackenzie Crossing used to be, she finds more of her hidden past than she bargained for - a more recent past which she would prefer stayed forgotten.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Hosking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/003033/bk_boli_003033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The wind is whispering in Woody Creek. Change is in the air. It´s 1958 and Woody Creek is being dragged kicking and screaming into the swinging ´60s. Jenny´s daughters, Cara and Georgie, are now young women. They have inherited their mother´s hands, but that is where their similarity ends. Raised separately, they have never met. A mistake from Cara´s teenage years looms over her future, but she believes emphatically in the white-wedding and happily-ever-after myth. Georgie has seen enough of marriage and motherhood. She plans to live her life as her grandmother did, independent of a man. But life for the Morrison girls has never been easy, and once the sisters are in each other´s lives, long-buried secrets are bound to be unearthed, the dramatic consequences of which no-one could have predicted.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deidre Rubenstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001402/bk_boli_001402_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Woody Creek is gearing up for its centenary celebrations - but for many of its townspeople, it´s just another reminder of the old days, when life was more simple, before so-called progress, technology and a growing population roared through the town, altering everything in its wake. Not for Georgie, though. Long encumbered by responsibility for her half-sister, Margot, she´s looking towards the future and more changes. Not having managed to move on from running Charlie´s grocery store yet, as the clock ticks over to 1970, she´s determined that the time has come. She´s not the only one of Jenny´s children who´s grown up and is moving on. As a six-year-old, little Jimmy Morrison was stolen from Woody Creek by his grandfather, and is now farther away than ever from his estranged birth mother and sisters. Having inherited an estate in the United Kingdom, he´s determined to make a new life for himself. If only he could shake off his one terrible attachment to Australia.... For Cara, Woody Creek has been the source of the most devastating news of her life, and a terrible mistake that cannot be undone. She´s vowed never to step foot into the place again. But the old timber town has a way of getting under people´s skins. And as it draws the much-loved cast of Woody Creek characters back into its grip, confessions, discoveries and truths seem set to explode in the most dramatic of showdowns.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deidre Rubenstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001925/bk_boli_001925_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a stunning follow-up to her best-selling debut, Mrs. Kimble, Jennifer Haigh returns with Baker Towers, a compelling story of love and loss in a western Pennsylvania mining town in the years after World War II. Born and raised on Bakerton´s Polish Hill, the five Novak children come of age during wartime, a thrilling era when the world seems on the verge of changing forever. The oldest, Georgie, serves on a minesweeper in the South Pacific and glimpses life beyond Bakerton, a promising future he is determined to secure at all costs. His sister Dorothy takes a job in Washington, D.C., and finds she is unprepared for city life. Brilliant Joyce becomes the family´s keystone, bitterly aware of the opportunities she might have had elsewhere. Sandy sails through life on his looks and charm, and Lucy, the volatile baby, devours the family´s attention and develops a bottomless appetite for love. Baker Towers is a family saga and a love story, a hymn to a time and place long gone, to America´s industrial past and the men and women we now call the Greatest Generation. This is a feat of imagination from an extraordinary new voice in American fiction, a writer of enormous power and skill. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Fields. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/000934/bk_harp_000934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Our future depends on stories. As the world advances, literature has the ability to ground us - in our humanness, our imaginations, and our enlightenment. Fueled by the need to interpret the past, to explore the present, and to imagine the future, each generation shapes the world of books. In order to preserve this, we must have a new generation willing to share their stories. The annual Lune Spark Short Story Contest was started in May 2017 with the vision of supporting young writers. A Window to Young Minds is the first of the contest’s yearly anthologies, Short Stories by Young Writers. The 23 wonderful stories in this audiobook are handpicked from 2017’s entries. The talent of these young writers shines in their command of storytelling and their unique take on genre - from a pirate love story to the Hindenburg disaster on May 6, 1937, in New Jersey. Full list of authors: Sonia Birla, Sivaranjani Velmurugan, Soumya Shenoy, Elliot Hui, Fisher Lynn Mishmash, Christopher Joseph Maxwell, Logan M. Egle, Charlotte MenkeCate Pitterle, Molly Heinold, Ankita S. Karuturi, Sreya Vannapagari, Niharika Thuppanna, Hannah Won, Khloe Corrine Marie Beutler, Kydn Aurora Meyer, Tarisha Badaya, Debra Adamolekun, Ayanna Schubert, and Huda Haque. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Georgie Leonard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105411/bk_acx0_105411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the final instalment of Joy Dettman’s beloved Woody Creek series, we return to the small timber town where it all began…. Independent and spirited, Georgie is her mother’s daughter through and through. But after a house fire takes the life of her sister, Margot, and burns her home to the ground, Georgie is lost. She flees town with nothing but a cardboard box and the determination to be somebody, anybody, else. After almost losing her adopted daughter, Cara’s view of the world has radically shifted. She’s decided that life is to be lived and love is to be cherished, even when that means crossing boundaries she’d never dreamed of. But is any love great enough to overcome an unimaginable burden of guilt and shame? With her nest empty, Jenny is more lonely than ever. Rattling around her big old house with too much time to think, she’s left to wonder: should her secrets stay buried forever or will revealing the truth set her free? As the new millennium draws ever closer and Woody Creek struggles to survive, one thing becomes clear: in order to face their futures, Jenny and her daughters must first make peace with their pasts. If it’s not too late. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deidre Rubenstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002153/bk_boli_002153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.