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Author : Petra Durst-Benning
Publisher : Amazoncrossing
Release : 2014-10-07
Page : 481
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781477820278
Description :


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.


Author : Marina Fiorato
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Release : 2009-05-26
Page : 368
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781429984560
Description :


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.


Author : Maria Gripe
Publisher : New York Review of Books
Release : 2019-08-13
Page : 176
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1590177452
Description :


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.


Author : Petra Durst-Benning
Publisher : AmazonCrossing
Release : 2015-09-22
Page : 362
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781503945050
Description :


Johanna, the oldest of the three Steinmann sisters, has successfully managed the family glassblowing business since her father's death, and her sister Marie's artistic gifts have made their wares unexpectedly famous. But now the livelihood of the town of Lauscha, Germany--known around the world as the "paradise of glass"--is in danger. The local glassworks is about to be sold, and rumor has it the buyer wants to make changes that will challenge glassblowing tradition. Wanda, the daughter of the middle Steinmann sister, is freshly arrived from America and engaged to an ambitious local glassblower. Yet as soon as the bold young woman learns of the impending sale, she decides to do as her mother and aunts did--cast aside her expected role in order to save the day. With the help of a handsome bank clerk, she will take a daring risk with the villagers' hard-earned money. Just like glass, though, love and commerce are fragile, and what begins as their last hope may just end in shattered dreams.


Author : Ann-Marie MacDonald
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-01-25
Page : 512
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1451641656
Description :


The Piper family is steeped in secrets, lies, and unspoken truths. At the eye of the storm is one secret that threatens to shake their lives -- even destroy them. Set on stormy Cape Breton Island off Nova Scotia, Fall on Your Knees is an internationally acclaimed multigenerational saga that chronicles the lives of four unforgettable sisters. Theirs is a world filled with driving ambition, inescapable family bonds, and forbidden love. Compellingly written, by turns menacingly dark and hilariously funny, this is an epic tale of five generations of sin, guilt, and redemption.


Author : Frances Clarke
Publisher :
Release : 2011-05-01
Page : 276
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781604818741
Description :


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)


Author : Petra Durst-Benning
Publisher : AmazonCrossing
Release : 2015-03-10
Page : 455
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781477826584
Description :


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.


Author : Sarah Atwell
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2008-03-04
Page : 288
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1440638772
Description :


Glassblower Emmeline Dowell has made a home for herself among the artists of Tucson’s Warehouse District. Between teaching her craft and selling her wares, she has plenty to do—not to mention the occasional murder to put a crack in her routine. With a weakness for taking in strays—from homeless dogs to extra students—Emmeline can’t help befriending the troubled newcomer Allison McBride. But their friendship takes a dangerous turn when Allison’s husband turns up dead in Em’s studio. Now Emmeline is involved in a murder investigation that reaches beyond the sunny Southwest. And when the killer acts again, it’s up to her to pick up the shards of Allison’s life before it’s too late.


Author : Sharon Cameron
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2016-09-13
Page : 416
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0545945224
Description :


What isn't written, isn't remembered. Even your crimes. Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person's memories -- of parents, children, love, life, and self -- are lost. Unless they have been written. In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn't written the truth. Because Nadia is the only person in Canaan who has never forgotten. But when Nadia begins to use her memories to solve the mysteries of Canaan, she discovers truths about herself and Gray, the handsome glassblower, that will change her world forever. As the anarchy of the Forgetting approaches, Nadia and Gray must stop an unseen enemy that threatens both their city and their own existence -- before the people can forget the truth. And before Gray can forget her.


Author : Mervyn Peake
Publisher :
Release : 1950
Page : 40
Category : Science fiction, English
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Paola Zoffoli
Publisher :
Release : 2019
Page : 64
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 9788899644734
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Author : Andrew Stiggers
Publisher :
Release : 2017-02-20
Page : 134
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781520529981
Description :


From the deepest, darkest Black Forest to the opulent spa town of Baden-Baden, from the remote Swabian Mountains to the ruins at the university city of Heidelberg - these historical fiction stories set in Southwest Germany span over the last five centuries and touch on a diversity of lives including a runaway peasant boy, a delusional young lady, a depressed aristocrat, and a determined Nazi hunter.The short story collection includes "Island of Flowers" (Finalist for the Tasmanian Writers' Prize 2015) and "Flower Behind her Ear" (Honourable Mention for the Aestas Short Story Competition 2015).


Author : Susan Fletcher
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-07-29
Page : 336
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1442429917
Description :


"Eleven-year-old Renzo must teach himself to blow glass with the help of a girl who has a mysterious connection to her falcon"--


Author : Sunetra Gupta
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release : 1994
Page : 266
Category : English fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781857990294
Description :


Set around a brilliant young woman who marries and settles into a home, assuming the guardianship of an orphaned niece, this tells of how fateful choices lead to unforseen consequences. In so doing, it traces society's blue prints for women, family and sexuality and reveals their illusory comforts.


Author : Le Pinnet Paul
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2017-03-17
Page : 456
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 1786341999
Description :


This book explains and demonstrates the methods involved in scientific glassblowing. It describes elementary to advanced glass manipulation together with technical information on its safe use and development in the laboratory. Editor Paul Le Pinnet (MBE), a scientific glassblower with over 50 years' experience in the field, experts in glassblowing are brought together to explain their methods and approaches used to produce a variety of glassware. Laboratory Scientific Glassblowing is a unique project which updates and develops the traditional art of glassblowing and brings it into the 21st century. New skills and materials are introduced, including descriptions of working with fused silica, on laser profile cutting and on the creation of artistic glassware in a scientific setting. Written specifically as a hands-on reference work, this book can be used as a step-by-step practical guide for practitioners and scientists as well as students and apprentices interested in the field. Contributions from: Michael Baumbach, MD of H Baumbach & Co; Paul Rathmill, Enterprise Q; William Fludgate, MD BioChem Glass (app) Ltd; Ian Pearson (Past Chairman BSSG), Editor, BSSG Journal; Gary Coyne, California State University USA; Konstantin Kraft-Poggensee, Former chairman, German Scientific Glassblowing Society; Keith Holden President of the Australian and New Zealand Glassblowing Society; Phil Murray, Churchill Fellow.


Author : Edward T. Schmid
Publisher :
Release : 1998-01-01
Page : 120
Category : Glass blowing and working
ISBN 13 : 9780963872821
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Author : Dudley Giberson
Publisher : Joppa Glassworks Incorporated
Release : 1998
Page : 136
Category : Glass blowing and working.
ISBN 13 : 9780966571301
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Author : Campbell Geeslin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-04-19
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1442436875
Description :


Who ever heard of a girl glassblower? In Mexico, where the sun is called el sol and the moon is called la luna, a little girl called Elena wants to blow into a long pipe...and make bottles appear, like magic. But girls can't be glassblowers. Or can they? Join Elena on her fantastic journey to Monterrey -- home of the great glassblowers! -- in an enchanting story filled with magic realism.


Author : Keki N. Daruwalla
Publisher : ARC Publications
Release : 2008
Page : 153
Category : India
ISBN 13 : 9781904614449
Description :


This first full-length volume of Daruwalla's poetry to be published outside India provides a long-overdue opportunity to become better acquainted with a poet previously encountered in the UK only in anthologies.


Author : Sarah Atwell
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009-09-01
Page : 304
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101140003
Description :


Glassblower Emmeline Dowell has made a home for herself among the artists of Tucson’s Warehouse District. Between teaching her craft and selling her wares, she has plenty to do—not to mention the occasional murder that shatters her routine... A nervous stranger has appeared at Emmeline’s glassblowing studio, begging to use her kiln for an experimental gem treatment. It’s a little odd, but it doesn’t seem like something to be alarmed about. But when a dead body found in the desert turns out to be a close friend of his, Em begins to wonder if there's more than meets the eye to his simple request. Soon Em finds herself following trails in the lawless land of the Arizona desert and the nearby Indian reservations, while her police chief boyfriend searches for a way to crack the case...