unsent love lettersmeditations on Erik SatieAfter the success of the piano album Piano Village, Elena Kats-Chernin now presents a new book: unsent love letters is a tribute to the eccentric genius Erik Satie. In his Paris apartment, dozens of unsent love letters were found after his death. Elena Kats-Chernin now sends these letters - in 26 meditative and passionate piano miniatures.unsent love lettersbehind your pearlsle Chat Noirthreads of Grey VelvetSarabandegarden gothiquevery shinyabsynthe Cocktailthe Gymnastone table, one chaireggshellimaginary buildingpiano Towerphonometricianmodern romanticmaple in the eveningtuesday suitwonder about yourselfpatchouliNotebookspostcard to a criticDance in 7/4biquidarknessfor whom it tolls
Passion is only a short trip away in Love Letters Volume 4: Travel to Temptation. M Is for Melting by Maggie Wells: When Samantha Walters contacts childhood pen pal Luca Camilleri, she discovers the boy she knew is now an incredibly desirable man. And a not-so-innocent comment in an online chat spurs Sam to give in to impulse, heading to Malta for a vacation fling. N Is for Naughty by Christina Thacher: Chasing a reclusive author sends Steve Collins to New Zealand - and into the bed of smart and sexy Gemma Robinson, the writer´s granddaughter. Can Steve earn her forgiveness when she learns he used her to find his idol? O Is for One More Night by Ginny Glass: Winnie Caesar only intends to ask Silas Quinn for help in locating a stolen artifact, not to relive the steamy night they once shared. But when Winnie tracks him down in Brazil, her plans are derailed by their unstoppable passion.... P Is for Predicament by Emily Cale: Finally single and ready to move on with his life, Jason Logan plans a getaway to the Indian Himalayas.... but so does his ex, Dillon Waters. Soon a simple chat leads to much more intimate encounters. Q Is for Quarrel by Ginny Glass and Christina Thacher: The last thing Zane Harrison expects to find in his borrowed Majorcan villa is an undressed-to-impress woman! Turns out he and Tara Curtis were both promised exclusive use of the villa. They quickly discover a way to broker a truce by sharing a bedroom.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sasha Dunbrooke, Shannon Gunn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harl/001468/bk_harl_001468_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When most think of Tolstoy, they think of the great author. War and Peace and Anna Karenina brought him worldwide fame, and a good deal of money. Had he done nothing else in life, these two novels would have ensured him status and respect. Few others had written both a national epic and a great love story; and some might have been content with that.For his last 30 years, however, Tolstoy walked a different track. After his spiritual crisis, when he was 50, he exchanged his author’s clothes for those of a prophet – a prophet who was to have a great influence on Gandhi, amongst others. Through his prolific writing, he now became the scourge of the rich, the Church, and the Government. Neither did he miss an opportunity to denounce both science and art. Darwin? Dostoyevsky? Shakespeare? No one was to be left standing.In Conversations with Leo Tolstoy, Simon Parke grants us the honour of sitting with the great man, towards the end of his life, and gives us the chance to chat with him. The conversation is imagined, but not Tolstoy’s answers. This is Tolstoy is his own words, drawn from his extensive books, essays, and letters, and the military, vegetarianism, marriage, non-violence, death, God, and sex are all on the agenda. ‘I want people to come away feeling they know Tolstoy,’ says Simon Parke, who was keen to use only Tolstoy’s authentic words. ‘They will be become aware of his opinions certainly, for he was forthright in those. He had an opinion on everything! But I hope also that people leave with a sense of the man beneath the opinions. I don’t always agree with him; but it is hard not to admire him. He was far from perfect, but as he says: just because he walks the road like a drunk, doesn’t mean it’s the wrong road.’ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Harrison, Simon Parke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/wcrw/000014/bk_wcrw_000014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joining the ranks of Let´s Pretend This Never Happened and Carry On, Warrior, a fierce, hysterically funny memoir that reminds us that comedy equals tragedy plus time. Twentysomething Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to boyfriend and job to job. Then she met Aaron, a charismatic art director and her kindred spirit. They made mixtapes (and pancakes) into the wee hours of the morning. They finished each other´s sentences. They just knew. When Aaron was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron´s hospital bed and married after his first surgery. They had a baby when he was on chemo. They shared an amazing summer filled with happiness and laughter. A few months later, Aaron died in Nora´s arms in another hospital bed. His wildly creative obituary, which they wrote together, touched the world. Now Nora shares hysterical, moving, and painfully honest stories about her journey with Aaron. It´s Okay to Laugh explores universal themes of love, marriage, work, (single) motherhood, and depression through her refreshingly frank viewpoint. A love letter to life in all of its messy glory and what it´s like to still be kickin´, It´s Okay to Laugh is like a long chat with a close friend over a cup of coffee (or chardonnay). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nora McInerny Purmort. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005193/bk_harp_005193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a boxy apartment building in an Illinois university town, Romola Mitra, a newly arrived young bride, anxiously awaits her first letter from home in India. When she accidentally opens the wrong letter, it changes her life. Decades later, her son Amit finds that letter and thinks he has discovered his mother´s secret. But secrets have their own secrets sometimes. Amit does not know that Avinash, his dependable and devoted father, has been timidly visiting gay chat rooms, driven by the lifelong desires he never allowed himself to indulge. Avinash, for his part, doesn´t understand what his dutiful wife gave up in marrying him - the memories of romance she keeps tucked away. Growing up in Calcutta, in a house bustling with feisty grandmothers, Amit has been shielded from his parents´ secrets. Now he´s a successful computer engineer, settled in San Franscisco yet torn between his new life and his duties to the one he left behind. Moving from adolescent rooftop games to adult encounters in gay bars, from hair salons in Calcutta to McDonald´s drive-thrus in California, Don´t Let Him Know is an unforgettable story about family and the sacrifices we make for those we love. Tender, funny, and beautifully told, it marks the arrival of a resonant new voice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tania Rodrigues. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022228/bk_adbl_022228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mind-expanding, deeply humane tour of language(s) - and those who speak, study and invent them - by the best-selling author of Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers. Is vocabulary destiny? Why do clocks ´talk´ to the Nahua people of Mexico? Will AI researchers ever produce true human-machine dialogue? In this mesmerizing collection of essays, Daniel Tammet answers these and many other questions about the intricacy and profound power of language. In Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing, Tammet goes back in time to explore the numeric language of his autistic childhood; in Iceland he learns why the name Blær became a court case; in Canada he meets one of the world´s most accomplished lip readers. He chats with chatbots, contrives an ´e´-less essay on lipograms, studies the grammar of the telephone, contemplates the significance of disappearing dialects and corresponds with native Esperanto speakers - in their mother tongue. A joyous romp through the world of words, letters, stories and meanings, Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing explores the way communication shapes reality. From the art of translation to the lyricism of sign language, these essays display the stunning range of Tammet´s literary and polyglot talents. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Tammet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001215/bk_hodd_001215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A love story about a werewolf, a witch and an odd little New England town...Amy Linden has a boring job and lives a boring life...or so it seems. But secretly, Amy is a witch who was raised by a family of witchy women who taught her how to cast spells, chat with ghosts and how to brew a truly enchanting cup of coffee. Nursing a broken heart after her girlfriend just left her, Amy´s feeling a little stifled by her small-town life. When her aunt sends her a letter asking Amy to come run her café in Wolf Town, Maine, while she vacations, Amy is prepared for some strong coffee, a little witchcraft and a lot of breakfast specials. And a fresh start. But nothing could have prepared her for Wolf Town itself. Populated by werewolves, fairy hordes and lake monsters, the strange, secluded town isn´t exactly what Amy was expecting. Then she meets Morgan - the daughter of the werewolf patriarch of Wolf Town, not to mention the most gorgeous lady Amy has ever seen. When their eyes meet, Amy is utterly spellbound, and she knows that Morgan is the woman meant for her. But even destined love can sometimes be impossible, and Wolf Town has its dark past. Are Morgan and Amy meant to be together, or will Wolf Town´s secrets destroy them...and the town itself? Wolf Town is a light-hearted, fantastical romance that will take you on a journey you´ll never forget. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marina Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097981/bk_acx0_097981_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The new generation of ready-to-wear reading glasses: miniframe2 Eschenbach Optik presents a further development of the existing ready-to-wear reading glasses concept: the´´miniframe2´´. These readers extend the field of vision by providing variable powers - as the wearer looks down through the lens, the power slowly increases. ´´Miniframe2´´ therefore offers comfortable vision for the extended close-up range in five strengths. The ´´miniframe2´´ also has an extremely attractive price point and is ideal as a spare pair or additional pair of glasses for activities where you´d prefer to protect your individual prescription glasses. In the future, the ´´miniframe2´´ will be the perfect addition to the portfolio of the specialist optician and offers an exclusive solution in the ready-to-wear sector. For many of us, the problem is all too common: when we´re sitting at a desk our eyes not only have to focus for instance on letters, writing paper and books, but they also have to cope with looking at the computer or, if we´re having a chat, the person we are talking to. Our eyes therefore have to keep focusing at different distances. The limitations of conventional reading glasses with only one optical strength soon become apparent; we are faced with the tedious task of having to constantly change our glasses and our work is subject to constant interruption. Maximum vision comfort in the extended close-up range With its new ´´miniframe2´´ ready-to-wear readers, Eschenbach Optik is responding to the increasing demand for ready-to-wear eyewear and the dynamic market development. This is the ideal solution: high-quality lenses ´´made in Germany´´ which provide comfortable vision in the extended close-up range. The ´´miniframe2´´ not only makes reading and writing so much easier, but also makes it much easier to then focus again on the computer or on the person you´re talking to. These reading glasses are available from the Nuremberg optics manufacturers in five different strengths (1.0 dpt, 1.5 dpt, 2.0 dpt, 2.5 dpt und 3.0 dpt). The ´´miniframe2´´ therefore guarantees the ultimate vision comfort in the extended close-up range. The stylish alternative - ideal as a spare pair or introductory pair of readers ´´miniframe2´´ is ideal not only as an attractively priced, introductory ´´trial´´ model, but also as a practical spare pair or additional pair of glasses. For example, when travelling, enjoying your favourite hobbies or craft activities, you don´t have to risk damaging your individual prescription glasses, whilst still benefiting from the advantages of an extended field of vision up to a specific degree. As always, in addition to functionality, the product developers at Eschenbach Optik also placed great value on achieving stylish aesthetics. The ´´miniframe2´´ not only offers excellent vision, but also an exceptional look: at the workplace, in meetings or simply relaxing and reading the newspaper, these rimless glasses featuring a classic design will always ensure an exceptionally stylish appearance. The frames are available in two colour options, gun and gold, to create a sophisticated and distinctive look for every wearer. What´s more, unlike most other reading glasses, this new concept is available from specialist opticians: combining a high-quality product with expert advice to provide optimum vision. Glass Height: 27 mm Glass Width: 70 mm
A brilliantly original and richly illuminating exploration of entanglement, the seemingly telepathic communication between two separated particles - one of the fundamental concepts of quantum physics. In 1935, in what would become the most cited of all of his papers, Albert Einstein showed that quantum mechanics predicted such a correlation, which he dubbed ´´spooky action at a distance.´´ In that same year, Erwin Schrödinger christened this spooky correlation ´´entanglement.´´ Yet its existence wasn´t firmly established until 1964, in a groundbreaking paper by the Irish physicist John Bell. What happened during those years and what has happened since to refine the understanding of this phenomenon is the fascinating story told here. We move from a coffee shop in Zurich, where Einstein and Max von Laue discuss the madness of quantum theory, to a bar in Brazil, as David Bohm and Richard Feynman chat over cervejas. We travel to the campuses of American universities - from J. Robert Oppenheimer´s Berkeley to the Princeton of Einstein and Bohm to Bell´s Stanford sabbatical - and we visit centers of European physics: Copenhagen, home to Bohr´s famous institute, and Munich, where Werner Heisenberg and Wolfgang Pauli picnic on cheese and heady discussions of electron orbits. Drawing on the papers, letters, and memoirs of the 20th century´s greatest physicists, Louisa Gilder both humanizes and dramatizes the story by employing their own words in imagined face-to-face dialogues. Here are Bohr and Einstein clashing, and Heisenberg and Pauli deciding which mysteries to pursue. We see Schrödinger and Louis de Broglie pave the way for Bell, whose work here is given a long-overdue revisiting. And with his characteristic matter-of-fact eloquence, Richard Feynman challenges his contemporaries to make something of this entanglement. In this stunning debut, Gilder has found a wholly original way of bringing to life a tale of physics in progress. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000296/bk_gdan_000296_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionFeaturing songs by the renowned composer and master of the prepared Piano Volker Bertelmann, AKA Hauschka, Solo Pieces is a wonderful compilation of some of his most beautifully engrossing and hypnotic compositions, as well as some fantastic illustrations and writings.A unique figure in the contemporary classical world, Hauschka´s works defy categorisation while remaining uniquely effective. Known for his prepared Piano pieces, Hauschka writes that he considers the Piano a keyboard, string and percussion instrument, thereby opening its sonic possibilities to include diverse timbres, tones and textures. Some songs in Solo Pieces are for natural Piano, but others include instructions on how to prepare your own Piano, using everyday materials like foil, greaseproof paper, rubber wedges or erasers.The spirit of Solo Pieces is experimentation, something that Hauschka has always embraced. You don´t need to prepare your Piano, or you could use different materials to create a unique performance of the work. Some of the pieces like One Wish feature wonderfully metallic buzzing sounds that complement the changing dynamics of the piece, while others like Early In The Park have unique tinkling percussive effects, adding completely new facets to the already evocative melodies. Far from being simply a collection of Hauschka sheet music, this book is a wonderfully inviting publication, featuring introductory words from Hauschka on his inspirations and processes, as well as notes on his favourite materials throughout. Also included are interesting pieces like short stories, letters and fantastic sketches that are fitting for a personality and artist like Hauschka. This book of Hauschka sheet music is ideal for fans of the inventive composer, but also pianists who looking for some new and unique music to play.Solo Pieces by Hauschka is both a collection of excellent Piano pieces and an aesthetically pleasing publication that celebrates great music.Brooklyn Chat Noir Early In The Park Femme Assise Flingern Heimat Mount Hood One Wish Sehnsucht Zahnlücke