December 1953 Hugo Hawksworth is on the tail of rogue Cold War agents at a top-secret government facility, while back home at Selchester Castle they´re awaiting the arrival of the new earl - an American, the long-lost son of the murdered Lord Selchester. The town of Selchester, rich in scandal and gossip, is unsure what to make of the earl or his teenage daughters, but they know that his sharp-tongued half-sister, Lady Sonia, furious at being deprived of her inheritance, won´t be a merry guest over Christmas. The new Lord Selchester can cope with the strangeness of English country life, but he hadn´t expected stolen paintings - or a body in the hothouse. What´s the link between Hugo´s investigations and the suspicious goings-on in the town and at the castle? And will he and his allies get to the heart of the mystery before the murderer gets to them? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Page. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007748/bk_brll_007748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ´´A gripping genetic detective story, and a meditation on the meaning of parenthood and family.´´ -Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist and novelist-´´a writer of rare talent´´ (Cheryl Strayed)-a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test: an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry of paternity, identity, and love. What makes us who we are? What combination of memory, history, biology, experience, and that ineffable thing called the soul defines us? In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. She woke up one morning and her entire history--the life she had lived--crumbled beneath her. Inheritance is a book about secrets--secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. It is the story of a woman´s urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that has been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years, years she had spent writing brilliantly, and compulsively, on themes of identity and family history. It is a book about the extraordinary moment we live in--a moment in which science and technology have outpaced not only medical ethics but also the capacities of the human heart to contend with the consequences of what we discover.
When a question of inheritance turns fatal, Miss Silver searches for the killer. Jenny has never been one to feel sorry for herself. The illegitimate child of a wealthy man and a statureless woman, she has been an orphan since before she can remember. It is a hard life made bearable only by the kindness of her guardian, an old woman named Miss Garstone, who has always treated Jenny as her own. Struck down by a motorist, ´´Garsty´´ dies, whispering to Jenny that her parents were actually married, and she is the rightful heir to the Alington fortune. Miss Garstone was not the only one who knew the secret, and as Jenny grieves, her wealthy cousins work to protect their fortune. When the quiet conflict turns deadly, governess-turned-detective Miss Silver is the only one who can unravel the perplexing family saga. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diana Bishop. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026317/bk_adbl_026317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For fans of Rules of Civility and The Marriage Plot, Joanna Hershon’s A Dual Inheritance is an engrossing novel of passion, friendship, betrayal, and class - and their reverberations across generations. Autumn 1962: Ed Cantowitz and Hugh Shipley meet in their final year at Harvard. Ed is far removed from Hugh’s privileged upbringing as a Boston Brahmin, yet his drive and ambition outpace Hugh’s ambivalence about his own life. These two young men form an unlikely friendship, bolstered by a fierce shared desire to transcend their circumstances. But in just a few short years, not only do their paths diverge - one rising on Wall Street, the other becoming a kind of global humanitarian - but their friendship ends abruptly, with only one of them understanding why. Can a friendship define your view of the world? Spanning from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the present-day stock market collapse, with locations as diverse as Dar es Salaam, Boston, Shenzhen, and Fishers Island, A Dual Inheritance asks this question, as it follows not only these two men, but the complicated women in their vastly different lives. And as Ed and Hugh grow farther and farther apart, they remain uniquely - even surprisingly - connected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joanna Hershon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003479/bk_rand_003479_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Entail - A Lingering Question:A History and Evaluation of Inheritance and Succession Kenneth Tingey
The number-one international best seller - and the Grammy-award winner for best spoken album in 2006. Before Barack Obama became a politician, he was, among other things, a writer. Dreams from My Father is a masterpiece: a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking the big questions about identity and belonging. The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama recounts an emotional odyssey. He retraces the migration of his mother´s family from Kansas to Hawaii, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father´s life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barack Obama. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cnon/000001/bk_cnon_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Orhan´s brilliant and eccentric grandfather - a man who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs - is found dead, submerged in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But his grandfather´s will raises more questions than answers. Kemal has left the family estate to a stranger, thousands of miles away, an aging woman in an Armenian retirement home in Los Angeles. Her existence and secrecy about her past only deepen the mystery of why Orhan´s grandfather would have willed their home in Turkey to an unknown woman rather than to his own son or grandson. Left with only Kemal´s ancient sketchbook and intent on righting this injustice, Orhan boards a plane to Los Angeles. There, over many meetings, he will not only unearth the story that 87-year-old Seda so closely guards, but discover that Seda´s past now threatens to unravel his future. It´s a story that, if told, has the power to undo the legacy upon which his family is built. Moving back and forth in time, between the last years of the Ottoman Empire and the 1990s, Orhan´s Inheritance is a story of passionate love, unspeakable horrors, incredible resilience, and the hidden stories that haunt a family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Assaf Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000925/bk_high_000925_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook answers the most frequent questions regarding menopause, its causes, symptoms, and treatments according to recent studies and leading specialists in the field. This three-stage phase in every adult woman´s life that marks the end of her fertile reproductive years usually affects them differently depending on their genetic inheritance, lifestyle, daily diet, physical activity, habits, and mental state, among other factors. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), nearly two million US women will turn 50 this year. And most of these females are already experiencing or will experience the symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause, three stages in a woman´s life that are bound to affect their physical and mental functions if not properly treated. Find the answers you seek about menopause today, and check out the rest of the series: Volume 1: Coping with Menopause: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments Volume 2: Menopause: Frequent Questions and Answers Volume 3: Menopause: Top Ten Natural Therapies 1. Language: English. Narrator: Becky Boyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121804/bk_acx0_121804_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thy Truth Then Be Thy Dowry:Questions of Inheritance in American Women´s Literature Stephanie Durrans