Das Nest

Author: Kenneth Oppel
Publisher: Dressler Verlag
ISBN: 9783862720132
Release Date: 2016-07-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Steve durchlebt eine schwere Zeit: sein neugeborener Bruder kämpft um sein Leben und fordert damit natürlich alle Aufmerksamkeit seiner Eltern. Währenddessen zeichnet sich vor dem Dachüberhang bedrohlich ein Wespennest ab. Als sich eines Nachts die Wespenkönigin in Steves Träume einschleicht und ihm anbietet, das Baby zu "reparieren", scheinen seine Wünsche erhört zu werden. Doch die Dinge nehmen eine finstere Wendung, als Steve erkennt, was wirklich mit dem Kleinen geschehen soll. "Das Nest"" von Jon Oppel wurde eindringlich illustriert von Jugendliteraturpreis-Gewinner Jon Klassen.

NEST

Author: Esther Ehrlich
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783848920778
Release Date: 2016-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Für die elfjährige Naomi »Chirp« Orenstein ist ihr Zuhause auf Cape Cod wie ein kuscheliges warmes Nest - umgeben von weitläufigen Stränden, frischer Seeluft und den schönsten Vögeln. Doch der Tag, an dem bei ihrer Mutter Multiple Sklerose festgestellt wird, ändert alles. Machtlos muss die Familie mitansehen, wie die Krankheit schließlich in einer Tragödie endet. Chirp rinnt das Glück wie Sand durch die Finger. Bis eines Tages Joey, der eigenbrötlerische Nachbarsjunge, auftaucht, der sie auf seine ganz eigene Art daran erinnert, dass Flügel zum Fliegen da sind. Esther Ehrlichs Debüt ist ein Meisterwerk, das eigentlich nur mit einem Taschentuch verkauft werden dürfte!

The Nest on the Beach

Author: Annette Smith
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 0170097196
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Birds

The accurately presented setting of this narrative gives reason for the agitation experienced by a sea bird when its nesting environment is threatened. Understanding the effect of setting is an essential feature of narrative texts.

Torn from the Nest

Author: Clorinda Matto de Turner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199939015
Release Date: 1999-04-29
Genre: Fiction

Clorinda Matto de Turner was the first Peruvian novelist to command an international reputation and the first to dramatize the exploitation of indigenous Latin American people. She believed the task of the novel was to be the photograph that captures the vices and virtues of a people, censuring the former with the appropriate moral lesson and paying its homage of admiration to the latter. In this tragic tale, Clorinda Matto de Turner explores the relationship between the landed gentry and the indigenous peoples of the Andean mountain communities. While unfolding as a love story rife with secrets and dashed hopes, Torn from the Nest in fact reveals a deep and destructive class disparity, and criticizes the Catholic clergy for blatant corruption. When Lucia and Don Fernando Marin settle in the small hamlet of Killac, the young couple become advocates for the local Indians who are being exploited and oppressed by their priest and governor and by the gentry allied with these two. Considered meddling outsiders, the couple meet violent resistance from the village leaders, who orchestrate an assault on their house and pursue devious and unfair schemes to keep the Indians subjugated. As a romance blossoms between the a member of the gentry and the peasant girl that Lucia and Don Fernando have adopted, a dreadful secret prevents their marriage and brings to a climax the novel's exposure of degradation: they share the same father--a parish priest. Torn from the Nest was first published in Peru in 1889 amidst much enthusiasm and outrage. This fresh translation--the first since 1904--preserves one of Peru's most distinctive and compelling voices.

Treasures in the Nest

Author: Nebo Chijioke
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781848761476
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Drama

Set in a typical urban town in Nigeria, this witty play will intrigue the reader. The play looks at family life, and exposes social and societal ills, such as prostitution, blackmail, tribalism, bribery and corruption, police irregularities, sex abuse, and cultism, a tradition in both secondary and tertiary institutions. Treasures in the Nest is an inspiring and educational read.

Das B se in One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest Eine philosophische Betrachtung des Romans des Dramas und des Films

Author: Toni Friedrich
Publisher: Diplomica Verlag
ISBN: 9783842881990
Release Date: 2013-07
Genre: Philosophy

Das Ringen um Verständnis für das Phänomen des Bösen begleitet den Menschen seit Anbeginn seiner Existenz. Ken Keseys ‚One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest‘ ist eine jener Geschichten, die von menschlichen Schicksalen als Opfer und Täter erzählen. Dem Leser des Romans begegnen dabei vielfältigste Formen willentlich zugefügten Leids. Dieses Buch unternimmt nun auf theoretischer Basis philosophischer Erkenntnisse den Versuch, die Elemente des Bösen im Roman zu analysieren und deren Ursprung einer Interpretation zuzuführen. In der Folge werden jene Aspekte des Bösen mit der Darstellung derselbigen in der gleichnamigen Theateradaptation (Dale Wassermann) und dem Film (Miloš Forman) verglichen. Die Studie untersucht hierbei Parallelen und Unterschiede in der Umsetzung der verschiedenen Personifikationen und Manifestationen des Bösen. Hinsichtlich der gewonnen Erkenntnisse gibt dieses Buch dem Leser Angebote möglicher Sinndeutungen.

Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest

Author: Nancy Perry
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843109044
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Psychology

This book shows that with appropriate lifelong care, it is possible for those with neurodevelopmental disabilities to achieve supported independence and fulfilling adult lives. It provides a guide for parents on how to prepare their children for adulthood, and describes in detail the kinds of services people with ASDs need to live independently.

The Nest

Author: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062414236
Release Date: 2016-03-22
Genre: Fiction

A warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives. Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point on an unseasonably cold afternoon in New York City as Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, freshly released from rehab. Months earlier, an inebriated Leo got behind the wheel of a car with a nineteen-year-old waitress as his passenger. The ensuing accident has endangered the Plumbs' joint trust fund, “The Nest,” which they are months away from finally receiving. Meant by their deceased father to be a modest mid-life supplement, the Plumb siblings have watched The Nest’s value soar along with the stock market and have been counting on the money to solve a number of self-inflicted problems. Melody, a wife and mother in an upscale suburb, has an unwieldy mortgage and looming college tuition for her twin teenage daughters. Jack, an antiques dealer, has secretly borrowed against the beach cottage he shares with his husband, Walker, to keep his store open. And Bea, a once-promising short-story writer, just can’t seem to finish her overdue novel. Can Leo rescue his siblings and, by extension, the people they love? Or will everyone need to reimagine the futures they’ve envisioned? Brought together as never before, Leo, Melody, Jack, and Beatrice must grapple with old resentments, present-day truths, and the significant emotional and financial toll of the accident, as well as finally acknowledge the choices they have made in their own lives. This is a story about the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways we depend upon one another and the ways we let one another down. In this tender, entertaining, and deftly written debut, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to illuminate what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of time, and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love.

The Nest Newlywed Handbook

Author: Carley Roney
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 9780385344616
Release Date: 2013-02-13
Genre: Reference

If only the answer to every marital question were as easy as “I do!” For many couples the challenges of planning their nuptials are a piece of (wedding) cake compared to what comes after: How do we merge our finances—or do we? Do we need to spend every free minute together? And how do we decide where to spend our first Thanksgiving? Online wedding community TheKnot.com was fielding so many questions like these from their newly married members that they were inspired to create an entirely new site—TheNest.com—dedicated to the unique issues that face people in the first few years of marriage. A 24/7 virtual married-best-friend-who’s-been-there-before, the site and its thousands of just-married members dish out advice on everything from how to get your permanent roommate to pick up his or her dirty socks, to how to inspect a property when you’re buying your first home, to foolproof guidelines for entertaining the in-laws. Unlike single friends (who don’t have the experience to give tried and true advice) or Mom (who has lots of experience but tends to give too much advice), Nesties share their experiences with no strings attached—and free of the worries that come with real-world friendship. Now the editors of The Nest have brought together the very best of this hard-won knowledge, plus their own astute insights into the early years of marriage, to create a unique resource for navigating the sometimes bumpy road of marriage. Touching on everything from money to sex and starting a family, they go where no etiquette book or self-help manual has gone before, providing real-life solutions for the myriad problems even the happiest couple can encounter when two become one. The first in a series of books for any couple who wants every day of their new lives together to be as fulfilling and meaningful as the day they walked down the aisle, The Nest Newlywed Handbook goes beyond platitudes and pep talks to explore the many rich rewards of married life. An offshoot of the hugely popular wedding website The Knot, The Nest started out as an online community of girls grappling with the emotional issues—and enormous to-do lists—that come with the first years of marriage. The Nest has grown into a weekly webzine, a print magazine, and now a book series—all 100% committed to the phrase “happily ever after.” Visit us at thenest.com. Secrets every couple needs to know, from the website that put marriage on the map Whether you’re about to tie the knot or are already well into your first years together, you are sure to have realized that this is not your parents’ marriage. Oh, how the rules—and roles—have changed. Who does the housework now that everyone works? If you want to keep your money separate—does it mean you’re not committed? Is it OK to order takeout when the in-laws come for dinner? The Nest Newlywed Handbook is your road map to modern married life, guiding you through the ins and outs of tackling life as a twosome. Get tips and tricks on: •Merging your money (or not) •Building the family fortune •Loving your in-laws •Buying your first home •Decorating as a duo •Divvying up the chores •Keeping the flame alive •Fighting nicely •Talking about kids •Maintaining your single friends •Hosting during the holidays •Figuring out the future This book is filled with advice, detailed to-dos, checklists, quizzes, and worksheets that are sure to spark conversations, fix problems, and get your new life together on track and off to a good start.

The Rending and the Nest

Author: Kaethe Schwehn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781632869746
Release Date: 2018-02-20
Genre: Fiction

A chilling yet redemptive post-apocalyptic debut that examines community, motherhood, faith, and the importance of telling one's own story. When 95 percent of the earth's population disappears for no apparent reason, Mira does what she can to create some semblance of a life: She cobbles together a haphazard community named Zion, scavenges the Piles for supplies they might need, and avoids loving anyone she can't afford to lose. She has everything under control. Almost. Four years after the Rending, Mira's best friend, Lana, announces her pregnancy, the first since everything changed and a new source of hope for Mira. But when Lana gives birth to an inanimate object--and other women of Zion follow suit--the thin veil of normalcy Mira has thrown over her new life begins to fray. As the Zionites wrestle with the presence of these Babies, a confident outsider named Michael appears, proselytizing about the world beyond Zion. He lures Lana away and when she doesn't return, Mira must decide how much she's willing to let go in order to save her friend, her home, and her own fraught pregnancy. Like California by Edan Lepucki and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, The Rending and the Nest uses a fantastical, post-apocalyptic landscape to ask decidedly human questions: How well do we know the people we love? What sustains us in the midst of suffering? How do we forgive the brokenness we find within others--and within ourselves?

Disturbing the Nest

Author: David Popenoe
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 0202365565
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Social Science

Disturbing the Nest assesses the future of the family as an institution through an historical and comparative analysis of the nature, causes, and social implications of family change in advanced western societies such as the United States, New Zealand, and Switzerland by focusing on the one society in which family decline is found to be the greatest, Sweden. The founding of the modern Swedish welfare state was based in large part on the belief that it was necessary for the state to intervene in society in order to improve the situation of the family. Of great concern was the low birthrate, which was seen as a threat to the very survival of Swedes as a national population group. The Social Democrats pioneered welfare measures that aimed to strengthen the family, to alleviate its worst trials and tribulations, and to make possible harmonious living. With the Social Democrats remaining in power continuously until 1976, a period of almost forty-five years, Sweden went on to implement governmental "family policies" that are among the most comprehensive (and expensive) in the world. In view of this major policy goal of family improvement, the actual situation of the Swedish family today presents a genuine irony; some have claimed that Swedish welfare state policies have had consequences that are the opposite of those originally intended. Comparing contemporary Swedish family patterns with those of other advanced nations, one finds a very high family dissolution rate, probably the highest in the Western world, and a high percentage of single-parent, female headed families. Even marriage seems to have fallen increasingly out of favor, with Sweden having the lowest marriage rate and latest age of first marriage, and the highest rate of children born out-of-wedlock. The early pronatalist aspirations of the Swedish government have been spectacularly unsuccessful, as Sweden continues to have one of the world's lowest birthrates and smallest average family sizes.