The Book Of The Unnamed Midwife

Author: Meg Elison
Publisher: 47North
ISBN: 9781503939110
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Philip K. Dick Award Winner for Distinguished Science Fiction When she fell asleep, the world was doomed. When she awoke, it was dead. In the wake of a fever that decimated the earth's population--killing women and children and making childbirth deadly for the mother and infant--the midwife must pick her way through the bones of the world she once knew to find her place in this dangerous new one. Gone are the pillars of civilization. All that remains is power--and the strong who possess it. A few women like her survived, though they are scarce. Even fewer are safe from the clans of men, who, driven by fear, seek to control those remaining. To preserve her freedom, she dons men's clothing, goes by false names, and avoids as many people as possible. But as the world continues to grapple with its terrible circumstances, she'll discover a role greater than chasing a pale imitation of independence. After all, if humanity is to be reborn, someone must be its guide.

The Book Of Flora

Author: Meg Elison
Publisher: 47North
ISBN: 9781542042093
Size: 21.10 MB
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"In the wake of the apocalypse, Flora has come of age in a highly gendered post-plague society where females have become a precious, coveted, hunted, and endangered commodity. But Flora does not participate in the economy that trades in bodies. An anathema in a world that prizes procreation above all else, she is an outsider everywhere she goes, including the thriving all-female city of Shy. Now navigating a blighted landscape, Flora, her friends, and a sullen young slave she adopts as her own child leave their oppressive pasts behind to find their place in the world. They seek refuge aboard a ship where gender is fluid, where the dynamic is uneasy, and where rumors flow of a bold new reproductive strategy."--

The Book Of Etta

Author: Meg Elison
Publisher: 47North
ISBN: 9781503941823
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In the gripping sequel to the Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, one woman undertakes a desperate journey to rescue the future. Etta comes from Nowhere, a village of survivors of the great plague that wiped away the world that was. In the world that is, women are scarce and childbearing is dangerous...yet desperately necessary for humankind's future. Mothers and midwives are sacred, but Etta has a different calling. As a scavenger. Loyal to the village but living on her own terms, Etta roams the desolate territory beyond: salvaging useful relics of the ruined past and braving the threat of brutal slave traders, who are seeking women and girls to sell and subjugate. When slavers seize those she loves, Etta vows to release and avenge them. But her mission will lead her to the stronghold of the Lion--a tyrant who dominates the innocent with terror and violence. There, with no allies and few weapons besides her wits and will, she will risk both body and spirit not only to save lives but also to liberate a new world's destiny.

Road To Nowhere

Author: Pauline O'Carolan
Publisher: Hueber Verlag
ISBN: 9783193629715
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Der Hueber Verlag bringt mit "Hueber Lektüren" eine neue Reihe auf den Markt. Sie bietet Lesestoff für Schüler ab Klasse 5 in insgesamt 6 verschiedenen Schwierigkeitsstufen bis hin zur Klasse 10 (Besprechung für Titel der Klassen 57 vgl. BA 6/08). Die Vokabeln sind auf das Niveau abgestimmt und die Länge der Texte steigert sich von 3.000 bis zu 16.000 Wörtern. Die Themen orientieren sich dabei speziell an den Interessen und Vorlieben dieser Altersgruppen, z.B. Abenteuer, Freundschaft, Mystery, Fantasy, Thriller. Der Aufbau ist einheitlich: Text mit einigen farbigen Illustrationen, es folgen Aufgaben zu den Kapiteln, am Ende ein englischdeutsches Wörterverzeichnis (mit Lautschrift) und Lösungen. Die beiliegenden AudioCDs enthalten den kompletten Text sowie Tracks für die Übungen. Dieser Band ist für die 8. Klasse konzipiert und erzählt von Nick Bennett, der eines Nachts auf der Nachbarfarm ungewöhnliche Vorgänge beobachtet. Werden dort illegale Einwanderer versteckt und festgehalten? Ein interessantes Angebot für alle Bibliotheken, auch Schulbibliotheken. Empfohlen. Weitere Titel in dieser Nr. (2 S)

Women In Scripture

Author: Carol Meyers
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780802849625
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Available here for the first time in paperback, Women in Scripture is a landmark one-volume reference work exploring all the women mentioned in the Bible, named and unnamed, well known and heretofore not known at all. The book comprises more than 800 articles, written by the finest scholars in the field, that examine the numerous women who have often been obscured by the androcentric nature of the biblical record and by centuries of translation and interpretation that have paid little or no attention to them. The women of scripture are remarkably varied--from prophets to prostitutes, military heroines to musicians, deacons to dancers, widows to wet nurses, rulers to slaves. Here are familiar faces, such as Eve, Judith, and Mary, seen anew with the full benefit of the most up-to-date biblical scholarship. But the most innovative aspect of the book is the section devoted to the many women who in the scriptures do not even have names. In both scope and accessibility, Women in Scripture is an exceptional work. Combining rigorous scholarship with engaging prose, these articles on women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books, and the New Testament will inform, delight, and challenge all readers interested in the Bible.