Erscheinungsdatum: 28.05.2009, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The Proxy Wife, Autor: Cornell, Cheryl A., Verlag: The Wild Rose Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: FICTION // Romance // Contemporary, Rubrik: Belletristik // Romane, Erzählungen, Seiten: 184, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 204 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
A Serious Man Academy Award winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen return to their comedy roots with this original and darkly humorous story about one ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) can;t believe his life; His wife is leaving for his best friend, his unemployed brother won't move of the couch someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbour is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior and mortality in the film critics rave is seriously awesome (Michael Hogan, Vanity Fair). Burn After Reading An all-star cast, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and John Malkovich, come together in this outrageous spy comedy about murder, blackmail, sex addiction and physical fitness! When a disc filled with some of the CIA’s most irrelevant secrets gets in the hands of two determined, but dim-witted, gym employees, the duo are intent on exploiting their find. But since blackmail is a trade better left for the experts, events soon spiral out of everyone’s and anyone’s control, resulting in a non-stop series of hilarious encounters! From Joel and Ethan Coen, the Academy Award-winning directors of No Country For Old Men and The Big Lebowski, comes this brilliantly clever and endlessly entertaining movie that critics are calling smart, funny, and original. The Big Lebowski The Coen brothers' irreverent cult hit comes to DVD as a Special Edition, with all-new bonus material. The hilariously twisted comedy-thriller stars Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Julianne Moore. Join the Dude and his bowling buddies on their journey that blends unforgettable characters, kidnapping, a case of mistaken identity and White Russians. Enter the visually unique and entertaining world from the creative minds of the Coen brothers and remember: the Dude abides. The Hudsucker Proxy When Waring Hudsucker, head of hugely successful Hudsucker Industries, commits suicide, his board of directors, lead by Sidney Mussberger (Paul Newman), comes up with a brilliant plan to make a lot of money: appoint a moron to run the company. When the stock falls low enough, Sidney and friends can buy it up for pennies on the dollar, take over the company, and restore its fortunes. They choose idealistic Norville Barnes (Tim Robbins), who just started in the mail room. Norville is whacky enough to drive any company to ruin, but soon, tough reporter Amy Archer smells a rat and begins an undercover investigation of Hudsucker Industries. Barton Fink New York, 1941. Socially conscious scriptwriter Barton Fink (John Turturro) has made it big on Broadway. Now Tinsel Town is taking notice. Hired by Hollywood to write a wrestling picture, Barton quits the city smog for movie stardom. L.A. has got the Barton Fink feeling. Barton Fink has got writer's block. Enlisting the help of able assistant Audrey (Judy Davis) and amiable neighbour Charlie Meadows (John Goodman), Fink finds the real-life inspiration he seeks comes from the most sinister of sources.From master movie makers the Coen Brothers (Blood Simple, Millers Crossing) comes the unanimously acclaimed Barton Fink. The biting, offbeat comedy story of Hollywood heartache, faceless movie moguls and headless corpses. Intolerable Cruelty Intolerable Cruelty, from the highly acclaimed Coen brothers, sees George Clooney as Miles Massey, a divorce lawyer who always wins his case until he comes head to head with the scheming, money-grabbing, yet alluring, Mrs Marilyn Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones). Miles and Marilyn each embark on their own ruthless romantic missions to outdo one another and amass great wealth.
Wed by proxy to the Marquess of Daniston, Regina Morrisey, a witty, impertinent, and clever beauty, finds herself married to a stuffy aristocrat wanting a proper wife, who would stay out of his affairs, run his home efficiently, and provide him with an heir. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susanna Vause. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022771/bk_adbl_022771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can one wounded heart heal another?Esther Thompson longs for a husband and a home, but nearing 30 and plain as they come, she knows her chances of having either are slim. Until the loss of her position as a governess forces her into becoming a mail-order bride. After losing his beloved wife, Jeremiah Price is left with a broken heart, five children, and a farm to take care of. Desperate for a new wife to ease his workload, and after three successive brides balk at the prospect of such a large family, he insists on a proxy marriage for his fourth. Whatever happens, he needs this one to stay.When Esther and Jeremiah finally meet, neither is what the other is hoping for. But they could turn out to be just what the other needs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Megan Carter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/206185/bk_acx0_206185_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A family Christmas that unites a couple and gives an orphan an experience of his life.Jilted by the beautiful Lucy moves Wyatt to find a woman based on her heart rather than her appearance. After a lengthy correspondence, he decides Vera’s the one. Yet, he didn’t want her looks to influence his decision, so he arranged a proxy marriage.Vera, an upright, no-nonsense, lady, is the perfect wife, but could they fall in love? Christmas with Vera’s family in Missouri is a turning point in Vera and Wyatt’s relationship. No one suspected they’d return home to face a life and death situation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott J. Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/173598/bk_acx0_173598_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mathematics teacher Daisy Murphy agrees to participate in a new matchmaking service organized by her pastor and the matron of the orphanage where she has spent the last 15 years. Romantic, yet practical, she's systematically eliminated all candidates but one and anticipates getting to know him better through months of correspondence. Time is not on the side of David Taylor. He has a nephew and niece to think about, and his attorney has warned him he will lose custody of both to their rich grandfather if he doesn't have a wife. A teacher longing for security, a businessman about to lose the only family he has, and a proxy marriage that can give them both exactly what they need. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Scott Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/201663/bk_acx0_201663_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lydia Hathaway’s greatest wish is to become a mother, but not necessarily a wife. Molly, a little orphan, tugs at her heart, and Lydia knows this is the child she wants to adopt. Lydia is broken-hearted when the orphanage mandates that all prospective parents be married.Travis Bentley had been conned by two mail-order brides, so he decides to stay single and concentrate on his ranch, so when his sister asks him to marry a woman in Denver by proxy so she can adopt a child, he readily agrees. What does he have to lose? He doesn’t even have to meet the woman. Things go well until he decides to marry Myra, and he travels to Denver to get Lydia to sign annulment papers. That’s when his life becomes a convoluted mess! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lili Dubuque. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143310/bk_acx0_143310_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blake Matthews is caught in a deadly catch-22 predicament. In order to save his daughter, he must prove his wife is a monster. He’ll divorce her and move out, but that leaves five-year-old Gia alone in the house with the very person he suspects is hurting her. But proving his ex-wife is deliberately harming Gia is next to impossible. Few police agencies are familiar with Munchausen syndrome by proxy. It doesn't help that his ex points an accusatory finger at him.Nurse Noreen Jensen is suspicious of both parents and afraid for Gia after she treats the child for a broken arm. Too many unanswered questions overshadow that so-called accident, and she undertakes her own investigation into Gia’s numerous hospital emergencies.The more questions she asks, the more intrigued she is by Blake, who grudgingly provides the answers. It’s obvious his devotion to his daughter is steadfast, but why did he leave her? Blake is a firefighter, dedicated to serving the public, just like Noreen. Can he convince her he's one of the good guys? And together, can they stop her mother from loving Gia to death? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Verla Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/214203/bk_acx0_214203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.