Immer Montags Beste Freunde

Author: Laura Schroff
Publisher: Diana Verlag
ISBN: 9783641166601
Size: 11.26 MB
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Eine Frau, die alles hat. Ein Junge, dem alles fehlt. Eine untrennbare Freundschaft. Laura ist eine erfolgreiche Verkaufsleiterin, die an einem normalen Montag durch die Straßen von New York hetzt. Sie hat keine Zeit, achtet kaum auf ihre Mitmenschen – auch nicht auf den kleinen Jungen, der sie um Kleingeld anbettelt. Sie ist schon an der nächsten Straßenecke, als sie plötzlich stehen bleibt – und umkehrt. Sie kauft dem hungrigen Maurice etwas zu essen und erfährt von seinem Leben. Von dem Tag an treffen sich Maurice und Laura jede Woche über Jahre hinweg, immer montags. Dies ist die Geschichte ihrer einzigartigen Freundschaft – die bis heute anhält.

Hollow City

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1859843638
Size: 10.63 MB
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Reporting from the front lines of gentrification in San Francisco, Rebecca Solnit and Susan Schwartzenberg sound a warning bell to all urban residents. Wealth is just as capable of ravaging cities as poverty.

A Dove Of The East

Author: Mark Helprin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544052864
Size: 15.64 MB
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The twenty stories here, many of which have been anthologized throughout the world, are strikingly beautiful pieces on enduring and universal questions by a writer the San Francisco Review of Books calls “a master crafter of the short story.”

San Francisco

Author: Mick Sinclair
Publisher: Signal Books
ISBN: 1902669657
Size: 20.13 MB
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Within a generation San Francisco grew from an isolated Mexican trading post with more hills than people into America's major Pacific Coast city. Shaped by entrepreneurs, eccentrics, and visionaries, it became renowned for accommodating those who dared to be different. People as diverse as William Randolph Hearst, Lillie Coit, Carol Doda, Jerry Garcia, and Harvey Milk have thrived in San Francisco's permissive environment as it evolved into one of the world's most welcoming and visually stunning cities. Mick Sinclair explores gold-rush San Francisco and the early free-for-all that led to corruption, vigilantism and public hangings. Looking at the mansions of Nob Hill and the notorious Barbary Coast with its spiked drinks and opium-laced cigars, he reveals a city of pleasure and promiscuity. Through literature, music and popular culture, he considers the rise of Berkeley's student activism, the genesis of hippie culture and Haight-Ashbury's famous Summer of Love. Explaining how the Castro became the world's most famous gay neighborhood, he reveals how a booming internet economy transformed and then threatened to destroy the city. THE CITY OF LANDMARKS: the Golden Gate Bridge; the Tr