In a quiet village on a lonely mountain in the Mesopotamian desert, two births will come to shape the destiny of nations. One boy bed, the other branded. Would their strangeness unite them, or turn them into mortal enemies? As they struggle to make sense of a world that shuns the “other”, as they fight for the love of the one girl they desire, they will turn to their gods, only to discover that immortals are as fallible as men.”
1700-tallet: Parykker, profit og pøbel er den officielle festivalbog ved Golden Days-festivalen 2010. Bogen er blevet til i et samarbejde mellem Golden Days og Politikens Forlag. INDHOLD: -Iscenesættelse af Thomas Lyngby -Vold af Ulrik Langen -Nysgerrighed af Heidi Laura -Utopi af Thomas Bredsdorff -Tro af Thorkild Kjærgaard -Grådighed af Peter Henningsen -Lyst af Maria Helleberg -Lighed af Peter Tygesen -Frihed af Anne-Marie Mai -Dannelse af Ove Korsgaard
Seventeen-year-old Katherine Dennard will risk the freedom she fought so hard to gain to rescue the man she loves, even if it means making an unthinkable deal with Saul, a high-ranking military officer determined to capture her and destroy all Natural-Born rebels. But the arrangement may forever strip her of the quiet life she desires with Micah and her newborn son and thrust her back into the dangerous world of The Institute — where only perfect, genetically-modified babies are allowed to survive. Natural-Born rebel, Micah Pennington, will die in prison before he gives up information that would put Kate and her child in danger or reveal the secrets of the Hidden City. And if by some miracle he does escape, he must find a way to obliterate The Institute and their genetic engineering practices once and for all. Saul Goodman fosters trust with the rebels in order to infiltrate their society, reveal intel, and devise a way to eliminate them. Kate holds the key to the downfall of The Institute, and Saul will use her baby against her, stopping at nothing to protect The Institute’s future. Will Kate choose to save Micah even if it means placing the life of her baby in Saul’s hands?
The Outsiders meets Erin Brockovich meets Bridge to Terabithia in this high-octane drama. TIM THARP, author of The Spectacular Now, National Book Award finalist, calls My Chemical Mountain “A gritty, surprising story that confronts important personal and social issues head-on.” Jason and his friends live for the rush of racing their dirt bikes on Chemical Mountain and swimming in orange, chunky Two Mile Creek. But they hate wealthy and powerful Mareno Chem, the company responsible for invading their territory, polluting their town, and killing Jason's father. The boys want to get even. But revenge has a price--and more than one person will pay. Winner of the Thirtieth Annual Delacorte Press Prize for a First YA Novel A Bankstreet Best Book of the Year “Reminiscent of The Outsiders . . .
. Dark and unflinching.” —Kirkus Reviews “Written in the tradition of such early twentieth-century muckrakers as Upton Sinclair, Frank Norris, and Ida M. Tarbell. Angry and urgent, topical and timely."--Booklist “From Jason’s complex teenage boy perspective, [Vacco] captures both the disheartening helpness of the situation and the boys’ reck resistance: ‘We cross a landfill on our way to school. We swim in creek water that smells like nail polish remover . . . We are not fools. We are brave and brilliant.’ There is power and hope in that kind of statement, and Jason’s coming-of-age tale, though dark, is full of both.” —The Horn Book Magazine “Grim but impressive debut . . . lyrical prose and strong characters make it worth the read.” —Publishers Weekly “A budding romance and subtle insight into Jason’s changing relationship with his friends guarantee that there’s a little something for all readers in this well-thought-out, well-executed story.” —School Library Journal “The scenes, the attitudes, the desperation are brilliantly rendered. . .
. My Chemical Mountain offers something of that punch-in-the-gut ethos of hard-boiled detectives, transferred to blue-collar youth living in a cauldron of pollution.” —The Tonawanda News “Corina Vacco shows us real-life monsters, up close and very personal.” —ELLEN KLAGES, author of The Green Glass Sea
The world as we know it has vanished in the blink of an eye.
All of human history, washed away. In its place, a new story of humanity, a story without the complications and twists we all know; a story without the Cold War, or Shakespeare. Without Christ. But there are echoes of our world - lone souls from all ages of our former history, shipwrecked in the new. Each and every one of them represents a living threat against the validity of this new, virgin history, none more so than the mysterious author of a subversive book passed in secret, and spoken of only in whisper. Elizabeth writes of England, of Israel and Egypt, all countries that never existed. She writes of a garden, and genesis. She writes of a promised land and a chosen people. Of revelation. The Book of Elizabeth is the moving journey of England's greatest monarch, Elizabeth I, who liberated from the constraints of her time, seeks a life free from the turmoil and strife that plagued it. In doing so, she opens a Pandora's Box she never could have anticipated, and can never hope to contain.
Think you’re doing your kids a favor telling them what perfect angels they are? Think again. Former criminal prosecutor, mother and stepmother Loni Coombs has witnessed too many times the shockingly negative effects of what most parents feel to be the very best parenting techniques. They think, "I’ll give my children what I never had, I’ll pave their way to success, I’ll take care of their problems," and then they’re blindsided by their children’s utter helpness when it comes to thriving in the real world, their inability to get and keep a job, even their unexpected run-ins with the law. What went wrong? This book solves the mystery. In You’re Perfect… And Other Lies Parents Tell: The Ugly Truth About Spoiling Your Kids, Coombs delineates how modern parents are unwittingly raising entitled children who are ill-equipped to become productive, empathetic, law-abiding young adults. In short, the "cool" parents are raising "cold" kids. "The ugly truth parents need to face is that telling your children that they are perfect and shielding them from the consequences of their actions while insisting that every child gets a first-place trophy is not good parenting," says Coombs. You’re Perfect… is the urgent wake-up call that the parents of the "Me Generation" so desperately need, and the easy-to-implement information within its pages could change the course of millions of young lives for the better.