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Can T We Talk About Something More Pleasant

Author : Roz Chast
ISBN : 9781620406380
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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#1 New York Times Bestseller 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents. When it came to her elderly mother and father, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the "crazy closet†?-with predictable results-the tools that had served Roz well through her parents' seventies, eighties, and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed. While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies-an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades-the themes are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care. An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast's talent as cartoonist and storyteller.

Stiche

Author : David Small
ISBN : 355178695X
Genre : Artists
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Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award and finalist for two 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: the prize-winning children's author depicts a childhood from hell in this searing yet redemptive graphic memoir. One day David Small awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he had been transformed into a virtual mute. A vocal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a bloody boot, the fourteen-year-old boy had not been told that he had cancer and was expected to die. In Stitches, Small, the award-winning children's illustrator and author, re-creates this terrifying event in a life story that might have been imagined by Kafka. As the images painfully tumble out, one by one, we gain a ringside seat at a gothic family drama where David, a highly anxious yet supremely talented child, all too often became the unwitting object of his parents' buried frustration and rage. Believing that they were trying to do their best, David's parents did just the reverse. Edward Small, a Detroit physician who vented his own anger by hitting a punching bag, was convinced that he could cure his young son's respiratory problems with heavy doses of radiation, possibly causing David's cancer. Elizabeth, David's mother, tyrannically stingy and excessively scolding, ran the Small household under a cone of silence where emotions, especially her own, were hidden. Depicting this coming-of-age story with dazzling, kaleidoscopic images that turn nightmare into fairy tale, Small tells us of his journey from sickly child to cancer patient, to the troubled teen whose risky decision to run away from home at sixteen, with nothing more than the dream of becoming an artist, will resonate as the ultimate survival statement. A silent movie masquerading as a book, Stitches renders a broken world suddenly seamless and beautiful again.

Fun Home

Author : Alison Bechdel
ISBN : 386615867X
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Zum Wiedersehen Der Sterne

Author : Dinaw Mengestu
ISBN : 354860983X
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Die Br Der Aschkenasi

Author : Israël Joshua Singer
ISBN : 3833301368
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Blau Ist Eine Warme Farbe

Author : Julie Maroh
ISBN : 3868696954
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Das Wunder Von Coldwater

Author : Mitch Albom
ISBN : 9783641142766
Genre : Fiction
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Was, wenn das Ende gar nicht das Ende ist? Es ist ein Abend im Herbst, als bei Tess Rafferty in der kleinen Stadt Coldwater am Lake Michigan das Telefon klingelt. Am anderen Ende der Leitung hört Tess die Stimme ihrer Mutter – und lässt vor Schreck den Hörer fallen. Ihre Mutter ist seit vier Jahren tot ... Und Tess bleibt nicht die einzige; auch andere Bewohner erhalten Anrufe von Verstorbenen. Schnell ist die Rede von einem Wunder, und Coldwater rückt in den Fokus der Medien. Immer mehr Menschen glauben an die Anrufe aus dem Himmel. Nur einer nicht: der Pilot Sully Harding ist entschlossen zu beweisen, dass alles ein riesiger Schwindel ist. Aber ist es das? Oder existiert das Wunder von Coldwater wirklich?

Die Glasmenagerie

Author : Tennessee Williams
ISBN : 3596271096
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Die Teppichv Lker

Author : Terry Pratchett
ISBN : 9783492956451
Genre : Fiction
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Am Anfang war eine endlose Fläche. Dann kam der Teppich– ohne ein Fusselchen zwischen den Fäden. Bald folgte der Staub, und daraus entstand alles... Kein Mensch ahnt, dass im Gewebe des Teppichs kriegerische Winzlinge hausen. Ein herabgefallener Zuckerwürfel dient als Steinbruch für Leckermäuler, zermalmende Schritte deuten auf einen Zornesausbruch des Dunklen Lords hin. Doch der größte Feind der Mungrungs ist ein Monster namens Staubsauger...

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