Minecraft - Die Insel

Author: Max Brooks

Publisher: Egmont

ISBN: 3505140791

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6416


Du wirst nie glauben, was ich erlebt habe. Aber wenn du das liest, steckst du längst mittendrin. Vielleicht stolperst du schon seit einer Weile über diese verrückte Insel. Vielleicht bist du auch gerade erst hier gestrandet. Du bist verwirrt, fühlst dich total verloren und hast eine Scheißangst – das Gefühl kenne ich nur zu gut. Wenn du nicht aufpasst, wird dich die Insel verschlingen und in Einzelteilen wieder ausspucken. Für dich habe ich dieses Buch hier zurückgelassen. Lies es. Du wirst jede Hilfe brauchen, die du kriegen kannst ... Der erste offizielle Minecraft-Roman: Hochspannung von Bestsellerautor Max Brooks

On the Island. Liebe, die nicht sein darf


Author: Tracey Garvis Graves

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641123925

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5828


Ein Ort, an dem Zeit und Alter keine Rolle spielen ... Die junge Lehrerin Anna soll den sechzehnjährigen T.J. den Sommer über unterrichten - im Ferienhaus der Familie auf den Malediven. Anna sagt sofort zu: Die Chicagoer Winter sind lang, ihre Beziehung kriselt, da kommt dieser Traumjob wie gerufen. Als die beiden in der Propellermaschine Richtung Ferienhaus sitzen, kommt es zur Katastrophe: Das Flugzeug stürzt ab – mitten über dem indischen Ozean. Völlig erschöpft erreichen Anna und T.J. den rettenden Strand einer einsamen Insel. Ein Überlebenskampf beginnt. Und während die Hoffnung mit jedem Tag schwindet, wachsen die Gefühle füreinander. Aber hat diese große Liebe gegen jede Regel überhaupt eine Chance – auch jenseits der Insel?

The Island of South Georgia

Author: Robert Headland

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521424745

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 1557


This extensively illustrated book is the only comprehensive account of the island of South Georgia.

Dark Lies the Island

Author: Kevin Barry

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407086146

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2415


Winner of the Sunday Times short story prize Winner of the Edge Hill short story prize A kiss that just won't happen. A disco at the end of the world. A teenage goth on a terror mission. And OAP kiddie-snatchers, and scouse real-ale enthusiasts, and occult weirdness in the backwoods... Dark Lies the Island is a collection of unpredictable stories about love and cruelty, crimes, desperation, and hope from the man Irvine Welsh has described as 'the most arresting and original writer to emerge from these islands in years'. Every page is shot through with the riotous humour, sympathy and blistering language that mark Kevin Barry as a pure entertainer and a unique teller of tales.

Anne of the Island

Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 177541115X

Category: Fiction

Page: 427

View: 6944


In the third book in L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series, Anne of the Island, our protagonist leaves her teaching work in Avonlea in order to study for her B.A. at Redmond College. Living in a boardinghouse and later with old friends from Queens, she experiences a number of misadventures, including a couple marriage proposals.

Voyage to the Island

Author: Raija Nieminen

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

ISBN: 9780930323622

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 265

View: 8377


Recounts the author's experiences after moving to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia from Finland, detailing how she had to readjust to her deafness and how she was able to help others there

The Island

'The "It" beach book of the summer' (Kirkus Reviews)

Author: Elin Hilderbrand

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848945973

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 494


So deliciously addictive, it will be the "It" beach book of the summer' - Kirkus Reviews This summer, four women are hoping to escape their troubles . . . Birdie is organising a wedding, though her own marriage is falling apart. Her sister India is running away from her first chance of happiness in a long time, while her daughter Tate is running to something, but what that is, she doesn't yet know. And then there's Chess, who is just a mystery that none of the family know if they will ever unravel. Gathering together for the first time in years in a ramshackle house with no running water on a remote island, the women settle into a routine. But just how long can they hide from the secrets, lies and tragedy they have left behind? ************** Praise for The Island 'Will please those looking for a satisfying beach read' - Publishers Weekly 'A perfect addition to some sunshine and long days at the beach' - Confessions of a Book Addict 'Breathtakingly brilliant' - 5-star reader review ************** Further praise for Elin Hilderbrand 'A gritty and moving read that oozes plenty of drama' - Heat 'A gem of a summer read with a glamorous location, elite lifestyle, and Hilderbrand's appealing take on the constant stress that fills the lives of women everywhere' - Booklist 'This book was a great read - you really care what happens to the characters. Perfect holiday reading. I didn't want to put it down' - Candis 'Touching and uplifting' - U Magazine

The Island at the Center of the World

Author: Russell Shorto

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781400096336

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 402


A gripping narrative of New Netherland–a story of global sweep centered on a wilderness called Manhattan–that transforms our understanding of early America. When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed: 12,000 pages of its records–recently declared a national treasure–are now being translated. Russell Shorto draws on this remarkable archive in The Island at the Center of the World, which has been hailed by The New York Times as “a book that will permanently alter the way we regard our collective past.” The Dutch colony pre-dated the “original” thirteen colonies, yet it seems strikingly familiar. Its capital was cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic, and its citizens valued free trade, individual rights, and religious freedom. Their champion was a progressive, young lawyer named Adriaen van der Donck, who emerges in these pages as a forgotten American patriot and whose political vision brought him into conflict with Peter Stuyvesant, the autocratic director of the Dutch colony. The struggle between these two strong-willed men laid the foundation for New York City and helped shape American culture. The Island at the Center of the World uncovers a lost world and offers a surprising new perspective on our own.

The Island

Author: Heather Graham

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1552549100

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3014


On a weekend vacation Beth Anderson is unnerved when a stroll on the beach reveals what appears to be a skull. As a stranger approaches, Beth panics and covers the evidence. But when she later returns to the beach, the skull is gone. Determined to find solid evidence to bring to the police, Beth digs deeper into the mystery of the skull—and everywhere she goes, Keith Henson, the stranger from the beach, seems to appear. He claims to be keeping an eye on her safety, but Beth senses other motives. Then a body washes ashore, and Beth begins to think she needs more help than she bargained for. Because investigating is a dangerous game, and someone wants to stop Beth from playing.

The Island

Author: Angie Brijpaul

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440110778

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

View: 814


Teenager Marie Marcette knows she's in for the sweltering combination of heat and humidity of the local climate when her older brother wins tickets to a resort in the Philippines. She doesn't count on meeting hunky Julian Summers, a guy that instantly grabs her attention with his intelligence and polite, fun demeanor. Marie's surprise at the unexpected intensifies when the tour boat she's on crashes, and she and twelve others are stranded on a deserted island, cut off from civilization. Beyond the normal hunt for goods to sustain themselves, Marie, Julian, and the others must deal with a mysterious forest from which some fail to reemerge. What kind of evil resides there? As members of the group vanish one by one, interpersonal struggles mount. With families broken, friendships strained, and love questioned, the remaining group members, including Marie and Julian, struggle to overcome their plight against the mysterious surrounding horrors. They bond together in a shaky truce, united in their quest for survival. As dreams start to fade and hope rapidly crumbles, their old lives become a thing of the past. How can Marie and the others escape the unknown horrors of The Island?

On The Island

Author: Tracey Garvis Graves

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405910224

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 428


It would always be summer on the island... A love story with a twist, Tracey Garvis Graves' On The Island is a US word-of-mouth success story to rival Fifty Shades of Grey, with 1500 5* reader reviews online (and counting!) and sales taking it top 10 in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Amazon.com bestseller lists. Film rights have been optioned by MGM, with Temple Hill Productions (responsible for Twilight) slated to produce. When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a summer job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family's holiday home in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation: a tropical island beats the library any day. T.J. has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He's almost seventeen and if having had cancer wasn't bad enough, he now has to spend his first summer in remission with his family instead of his friends. Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Marooned on an uninhabited island, Anna and T.J. work together to obtain water, food, fire and shelter but, as the days turn to weeks then months and finally years, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man... As romantic as One Day or The Time Traveler's Wife, US readers have fallen in love with Tracey Garvis-Graves' On the Island: 'If you're looking for something to fill the gap after reading Fifty Shades...here it is!' ***** Danielle 'I couldn't put this down. I rooted for this couple from the beginning' ***** Kelkeligan 'A bit Castaway, Survivor and Lost all rolled together, the minute I opened the book, I read till it was finished' ***** Michele 'I loved, loved, loved this. It was a perfect way to spend a cold Friday night stuck at home' ***** Kelly Tracey Garvis-Graves lives in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband and two children and blogs at www.traceygarvisgraves.com.

An Account of the Island of Jamaica

With Reflections on the Treatment, Occupation, and Provisions of the Slaves : to which is Added a Description of the Animal and Vegetable Productions of the Island

Author: Peter Marsden

Publisher: N.A


Category: Jamaica

Page: 87

View: 906


The Island Home

Or, The Young Cast-aways

Author: James F. Bowman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Adventure stories

Page: 461

View: 5435


The Other Side of the Island

Author: Allegra Goodman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101057165

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3931


A gripping and beautifully written dystopian page-turner from New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist ALLEGRA GOODMAN. In the eighteenth glorious year of Enclosure, long after The Flood, a young girl named Honor moves with her parents to Island 365 in the Tranquil Sea. Life on the tropical island is peaceful—there is no sadness and no visible violence in this world. Earth Mother and her Corporation have created New Weather. The sky is always blue and it almost never rains. Every family fits into its rightful, orderly, and predictable place… Except Honor’s. Her family does not follow the rules. They ignore curfew, sing songs, and do not pray to Earth Mother. Honor doesn’t fit in with the other children at the Old Colony School. Then she meets Helix, a boy with a big heart who slowly helps her uncover a terrible secret about the Island: Sooner or later, those who do not fit disappear, and they don’t ever come back. Honor knows her family could be next, and when the unthinkable happens, she must make the dangerous journey to the Other Side of the Island—before Earth Mother comes for her too…