Coraline’s discovery of a parallel apartment, through a secret portal, brings excitement into her otherwise dull life. Her Other Mother pays more attention to her, makes delectable meals and proposed that she stay with them forever. Coraline realized that her other parents are much more demented than they appear. With buttons for eyes, they eventually would like Coraline to follow suit – replacing her eyes with shiny black buttons, as well. Ultimately – Coraline must find a way to escape this alternate universe, saving her real parents in the process.
A story of two souls colliding amidst the chaos of war makes up this 531 page novel. Maurie-Laure resides with her father in Paris, where he works in the Museum of Natural History – master of its thousands of locks. At age six she goes blind, and relies on miniature models he builds to memorize her neighborhood’s intricate layout. Her resistance to the horrors of war is showcased by her strength and courage throughout the novel.
“When I lost my sight… people said I was brave… But it is not bravery; I have no choice. I wake up and live my life. Don’t you do the same?”
Meanwhile, in a mining town in Germany, orphan Werner becomes obsessed with constructing radios – becoming a commodity amongst Hitler youth. As the novel progresses – Werner and Marie-Laure come closer together in a brilliant climax.
After answering a series of questions, it was decided I should be a…Viticulturist!
You are close to nature, hardworking, and combine a certain sense of taste with sales ability. You could scale the Mount Olympus of wines with the vines you cultivate! You enjoy being outdoors and are not afraid to get your hands dirty. You are careful and have not only a very keen sense of taste, but also a strong sense of enjoyment. Your organizational skills and pragmatic vein allow you to profit from the fruits of your labor on the market. You should really become a viticulturist!
The miserable, darkly humorous Claire Simmons becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. As she uncovers the details of Nina’s suicide and develops a poignant relationship with Nina’s husband, she also grapples with her own, very raw personal tragedy.