The Glassblower

The Glassblower
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Author: Petra Durst-Benning
Pages: 481
ISBN: 1477820272
Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: Amazoncrossing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Glassblower of Murano

The Glassblower of Murano
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Author: Marina Fiorato
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1429984562
Release: 2009-05-26
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Glassblower s Children

The Glassblower s Children
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Author: Maria Gripe
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781590177457
Release: 2019-08-13
Editor: New York Review of Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Glassblower s Apprentice

The Glassblower s Apprentice
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Author: Peter Pezzelli
Pages: 274
ISBN: 0989451615
Release: 2013-10
Editor: Unknown

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Fabio Terranova is a brilliant dancer. Young, handsome, and enormously talented he is desperate to leave his little hometown in the mountains of central Italy. With dreams of one day making his mark on Broadway and Hollywood, he has made plans to travel to Milan to enter a dance competition he hopes will be his springboard to fame and fortune in America. All is set until the eve of his departure when a night of wild celebration with his friends ends in tragedy. Left broken in body and spirit, his dreams of dancing shattered by the events of that night, Fabio descends into bitter darkness. Fearing for her son, his mother, Liliana, makes a fateful decision. She sends Fabio across the ocean to live with her uncle, Rick Vitale, who runs a small glassmaking operation in a quaint New England village. Rick lives in solitude, his own reasons for abandoning Italy years earlier long shrouded in mystery. He takes Fabio in and sets about teaching him the art of glassblowing. Relentlessly driven, ever laboring by the searing heat of the furnace, Fabio learns to create dazzling works of glass. The endless hours of toil, however, provide him no solace and he remains tormented by the past, a past he can't bear to face. Now, with the days growing short and the darkness of winter closing in, it is up to Rick to show his nephew the way back to the light. But it is a long journey through the deepest chambers of the heart, one that Fabio must ultimately make on his own if he is to learn that the best days of his life may yet lie ahead...

The Glassblower s Daughter

The Glassblower s Daughter
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Author: Frances Clarke
Pages: 276
ISBN: 1604818743
Release: 2011-05-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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)

The American Lady

The American Lady
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Author: Petra Durst-Benning
Pages: 455
ISBN: 1477826580
Release: 2015-03-10
Editor: AmazonCrossing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Paradise of Glass

The Paradise of Glass
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Author: Petra Durst-Benning
Pages: 362
ISBN: 1503945057
Release: 2015-09-22
Editor: AmazonCrossing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Through a Glass Deadly

Through a Glass  Deadly
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Author: Sarah Atwell
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781440638770
Release: 2008-03-04
Editor: Penguin

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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.

The Forgetting

The Forgetting
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Author: Sharon Cameron
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780545945226
Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Scholastic Inc.

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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.

Fall On Your Knees

Fall On Your Knees
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Author: Ann-Marie MacDonald
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781451641653
Release: 2011-01-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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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.

The Glassblowers

The Glassblowers
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Author: Mervyn Peake
Pages: 40
ISBN: UOM:39015000543887
Release: 1950
Editor: Unknown

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The Glassblower s Breath

The Glassblower s Breath
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Author: Sunetra Gupta
Pages: 266
ISBN: 1857990293
Release: 1994
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Glassblower s Daughter

The Glassblower s Daughter
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Author: Andrew Stiggers
Pages: 134
ISBN: 1520529988
Release: 2017-02-20
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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).

The Glass blower

The Glass blower
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Author: Keki N. Daruwalla
Pages: 153
ISBN: 1904614442
Release: 2008
Editor: ARC Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Elena s Serenade

Elena s Serenade
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Author: Campbell Geeslin
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781442436879
Release: 2011-04-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Art of Fire Beginning Glassblowing

Art of Fire   Beginning Glassblowing
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Author: James McKelvey
Pages: 263
ISBN: 0978683102
Release: 2006-01-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the Back Cover: Studio time is expensive. Unfortunately, most glassblowing students still learn through a combination of apprenticeship and observation-a slow and inefficient method. The Art of Fire teaches you quickly how to manipulate the glass through a series of structured lessons and exercises, including: Safety exercises to prevent burns; Over 500 photographs and illustrations; Step-by-step instruction for all basic techniques; Fixes for more than 50 common problems.

Snake in the Glass

Snake in the Glass
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Author: Sarah Atwell
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101140000
Release: 2009-09-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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...

Falcon in the Glass

Falcon in the Glass
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Author: Susan Fletcher
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781442429918
Release: 2014-07-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

The Drama of Glass

The Drama of Glass
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Author: Kate Field
Pages: 46
ISBN: UOM:39015004778224
Release: 1895
Editor: Unknown

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The Glass Blowers

The Glass Blowers
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Author: Daphne du Maurier
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780316253512
Release: 2013-12-17
Editor: Hachette UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The world of the glass-blowers has its own traditions, it's own language - and its own rules. "If you marry into glass" Pierre Labbe warns his daughter, "you will say goodbye to everything familiar, and enter a closed world". But crashing into this world comes the violence and terror of the French Revolution, against which the family struggles to survive. Years later, Sophie Duval reveals to her long-lost nephew the tragic story of a family of master craftsmen in eighteenth-century France. Drawing on her own family's tale of tradition and sorrow, Daphne du Maurier weaves an unforgettable saga of beauty, war, and family. "The Glass-Blowers consistently entertains."-New York Times