The World In A Suitcase
"ONE LIVES. NINE DIE." Eight men. Two women. Some are ugly. Some are pretty. All are condemned to death and awaiting their fate at the hands of a third-world government. Each is swept up from their respective hellhole and offered the ultimate prize - their life. An online reality show promises the condemned a suitcase full of cash and their freedom.
Set in Italy during the dramatic finale of World War II, this new novel is the first in seven years by the bestselling author of The Sparrow and Children of God. It is September 8, 1943, and fourteen-year-old Claudette Blum is learning Italian with a suitcase in her hand. She and her father are among the thousands of Jewish refugees scrambling over the Alps toward Italy, where they hope to be safe at last, now that the Italians have broken with Germany and made a separate peace with the Allies.
In 1945, after his capture at the end of the Second World War, Hermann Göring arrived at an American-run detention center in war-torn Luxembourg, accompanied by sixteen suitcases and a red hatbox. The suitcases contained all manner of paraphernalia: medals, gems, two cigar cutters, silk underwear, a hot-water bottle, and the equivalent of $1 million in cash.
The Archer takes you on a mystifying journey of one man's travels, permitting you to look into his world and his way of the bow. The Archer has no home to call his own as he travels the world alone. He takes one small suitcase and a long sleeve in which he carries his most prized possession. A once successful architect, the Archer is taken to the brink of ruin only to rise again, committing himself to a new way of life, as he learns about China and the mystical mountains of Wudang, where his past and present meet.
Follows a family of Russian immigrants who move to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, and discover that the lines between the old world and the new are very blurred and the things they thought they had left behind are readily available.
A dazzling debut novel about a immigrant family living in Brooklyn and their struggle to learn the new rules of the American DreamIn this tale of two decades in the life of an immigrant household, the experience of a single family artfully reflects the fall of Communism and the rise of globalization. Ironies, subtle and glaring, are revealed: the Nasmertovs left Odessa for Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, with a huge sense of finality, only to find that the divide between the old world and the new is not nearly as clear-cut as they thought.
Having survived World War I, Fidelis Waldvogel returns to his quiet German village and marries the pregnant widow of his best friend, killed in action. With a suitcase full of sausages and a master butcher's precious knife set, Fidelis sets out for America. In Argus, North Dakota, he builds a business, a home for his family-which includes Eva and four sons-and a singing club consisting of the best voices in town.
A heartbroken seventeen-year-old Canadian farm girl, Cornelia pours out the painful events of World War II in her diary. Many decades later, Cornelia's granddaughter, Benita, in the midst of her own crisis, discovers Cornelia's diary. Now the secrets ofher grandmother's past will lead Benita on an unexpected journey of healing, reunion, and faith
Pack your suitcase, load up the car, and head for the open road In the tradition of "National Geographic Traveler "magazine's award-winning annual feature showcasing the world's best auto trips, National Geographic presents "Drives of a Lifetime: "Where to Go, Why to Go, When to Go." This lavishly illustrated, hardcover travel planner and gift book gives you every bit of information you'll need to navigate 400 amazing driving routes in some of the world's most fascinating locales.
Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood.