Category : Fiction
Editor : Amazoncrossing
ISBN : 1477820272
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Language : en
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In the village of Lauscha in Germany, things have been done the same way for centuries. The men blow the glass, and the women decorate and pack it. But when Joost Steinmann passes away unexpectedly one September night, his three daughters must learn to fend for themselves. While feisty Johanna takes a practical approach to looking for work, Ruth follows her heart, aiming to catch the eye of a handsome young villager. But it is dreamy, quiet Marie who has always been the most captivated by the magic—and sparkling possibilities—of the craft of glassblowing. As the spirited sisters work together to forge a brighter future for themselves on their own terms, they learn not only how to thrive in a man's world, but how to remain true to themselves—and their hearts—in the process.

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN : 9781608706372
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This fascinating book explores the life of a colonial glassblower and his importance to the community, as well as everyday life, responsibilities, and social practices during that time.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : New York Review of Books
ISBN : 9781590177457
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 176
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By the Winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Children’s Literature Albert the Glassblower and Sofia are the loving parents of little Klas and Klara. Albert makes the most beautiful glass bowls and vases (unfortunately they are so impractical that no one will buy them), while Sofia supports the family by working in the fields. Every year Albert goes to the fair to try to sell his wares, and sometimes Sofia and the children go too. At the fair the family meets Flutter Mildweather, a weaver of magical rugs that foretell the future, and Klas and Klara come the attention of the splendid Lord and Lady of All Wishes Town, who have everything they want except for one thing: children. Full of curious and vivid characters—like the one-eyed raven Wise Wit, who can only see the bright side of life, and the monstrous governess Nana, whose piercing song can shatter glass—The Glassblower’s Children also ponders such serious matters as what it means to find meaningful work and the difference between what you want and what you need. In The Glassblower’s Children Maria Gripe has drawn on fairy tales and Norse myths to tell a thrilling story with a very modern sensibility.

Category : Fiction
Editor : St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN : 1429984562
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 368
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Venice, 1681. Glassblowing is the lifeblood of the Republic, and Venetian mirrors are more precious than gold. Jealously guarded by the murderous Council of Ten, the glassblowers of Murano are virtually imprisoned on their island in the lagoon. But the greatest of the artists, Corradino Manin, sells his methods and his soul to the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, to protect his secret daughter. In the present day his descendant, Leonora Manin, leaves an unhappy life in London to begin a new one as a glassblower in Venice. As she finds new life and love in her adoptive city, her fate becomes inextricably linked with that of her ancestor and the treacherous secrets of his life begin to come to light.

Category : American poetry
Editor : Cleveland State Univ Poetry Center
ISBN : UOM:39015012973874
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Language : en
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ISBN : 1604818743
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Language : en
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Greta's life is carefree until the abrupt disappearance of her elder sister. After that, all her courage can't save her from the sinister shadows that engulf her. Even when she finds a way out betrayal and treachery threaten her. This is a wonderful first novel and Greta is a winning heroine. The writing is powerful, lyrical and funny... (Rebecca Smith, author of A Bit of Earth (Bloomsbury, London 2006; paperback edition, 2007)

Category : Fiction
Editor :
ISBN : 0140024034
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Language : en
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The author's ancestor Robert Busson du Maurier, who trained in the Busson family glass business, fled to London at the start of the French Revolution. This novel is based on letters written by his sister, Madame Sophie Duval. The story told here by Mme. Duval follows the family, from the time of her mother's marriage "into glass" in 1747 to Robert's death in 1811, so that his great-grandson George will understand his inheritance and budding artistic ability.

Category : Law reports, digests, etc
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105061669680
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Language : en
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Category : Fiction
Editor : AmazonCrossing
ISBN : 1477826580
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 455
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Tempestuous and beautiful Wanda Miles, daughter of Ruth and Stephen Miles (or so she thinks), aspires to more than the life of a debutante, but the trouble is she doesn't know precisely what she wants. Then her aunt Marie, the family's renowned glassblower, arrives from Lauscha, Germany, and Wanda decides that learning about her ancestry may hold the key to her future. When Marie accidentally reveals a long-held secret about Wanda's parents, Wanda goes to Lauscha to unravel the truth. While Marie finds herself increasingly swept up in New York City's bohemian social scene—catching the eye of a handsome young Italian in the process—Wanda explores a past she never knew in the village of her mother's youth—and begins to build a life that she never expected. A sweeping tale that takes readers from the small town of Lauscha to the skyscrapers of New York and the sun-kissed coast of Italy,The American Lady is a tribute to the enduring power of family and what we'll do in the name of love.

Category : Law reports, digests, etc
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ISBN : HARVARD:32044090126251
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Language : en
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