Cinema and Community: Moya Luckett
Cinema and Community:Auflage 2008 D. McKiernan
´The characters jump right off the page and into your heart.´ Amazon reviewer, 5 stars Nineteen-year-old Jennifer is regretting her hasty move into Sunset Promenade, an unusual retirement home taking in students to save money. Despite their differences in age, Jennifer and the older residents thrive and embark on a series of new adventures. But when Sunset Promenade is threatened with closure, cracks begin to show, and this quirky group of friends must work together to save their home. The Growing Pains of Jennifer Ebert, aged 19 going on 91 is a funny, warm and uplifting novel about the importance of friendship, the value of community, and how it´s never too late to have the time of your life... ´I loved every word of this book and would advise people take an afternoon off, find a comfy spot and lose yourself for a few hours in the world of Sunset Promenade.´ - Amazon reviewer Readers are loving The Growing Pains of Jennifer Ebert ´Brilliant page turner´ ´this is a lovely book´ ´a really good read´ ´a wonderful story´ Previously published as The Lonely Hearts Cinema Club
Twenty-year-old Jenny is struggling to make friends at university, and moves in to Sunset Promenade to escape her problems. Her roommates are a little older than she was expecting - Sunset Promenade is a private nursing home, taking in students to save money. At first the new residents clash, but when Jenny introduces a movie night the group realise they have more in common than they think. In the spirit of his best seller Calling Major Tom, David M. Barnett´s second novel introduces a cast of quirky yet loveable characters, who explore the aches of being young and the pains of being old. The Lonely Hearts Cinema Club is an uplifting story about community and belonging that will leave you with a spring in your step no matter how old you are. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thorpe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001214/bk_orio_001214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´The Syria Dilemma´´, by Philip Gourevitch: What can be done about Bashar al-Assad?THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Written in Stone´´, by Nick Paumgarten: Carving F.D.R.’s words into a Roosevelt Island memorial.´´Backstory´´, by Michael Schulman: The partners behind Peter and the Starcatcher.´´Maximalist´´, by Lauren Collins: Inside Mary Katrantzou’s atelier.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´The Fairness Trap´´, by James Surowiecki: What’s really going on in the negotiations on Greece and the euro. PERSONAL HISTORY´´A Psychotronic Childhood´´, by Colson Whitehead: The B-movies did it. A CRITIC AT LARGE´´The Cosmic Menagerie´´, by Laura Miller: First encounters with aliens in fiction. MUSICAL EVENTS´´The Master’s Wake´´, by Alex Ross: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s legacy.ON TELEVISION´´Fantastic Voyage´´, by Emily Nussbaum: From Doctor Who to Community. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Stormy Weather´´, by David Denby: A review of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/120530/pe_nyer_120530_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:POSTSCRIPT´´Nelson Mandela´´, by Philip Gourevitch: Looking back at the former President of South Africa’s life and legacy.THE POLITICAL SCENE´´State of Deception´´, by Ryan Lizza: Can the intelligence community be reformed?BOOKS´´Misery´´, by Joan Acocella: The Book of Job: A Biography. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Grand Scam´´, by David Denby: A review of American Hustle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/131211/pe_nyer_131211_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Burning Love´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: Hydrocarbons, fracking, and us. THE TALK OF THE TOWN ´´Sound of Silence´´, by Tad Friend: The making of The Artist. THE FINANCIAL PAGE ´´An Avoidable Crisis´´, by James Surowiecki: Europe´s catastrophic stubbornness. OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS ´´All the Angry People´´, by George Packer: A man out of work finds community at Occupy Wall Street. PROFILES ´´The Materialist´´, by Calvin Tomkins: Artist Carl Andre´s eminent obscurity. THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Hot and Bothered´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Shame and Sleeping Beauty. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/111130/pe_nyer_111130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Membership Dues´´, by Steve Coll: The looming vote on Palestine and the U.N.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Live from New Jersey´´, by Alec Wilkinson: Drew Eckmann’s New Jersey home and concert hall.´´Attica Is All of Us´´, by Ian Frazier: The Attica prison uprising, forty years later.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Jobs and the G.O.P.´´, by James Surowiecki: Why obstruction won’t hurt the Republicans.DEPT. OF INVENTION ´´Survival of the Fitted´´, by David Owen: Make way for bulletproof couture. LETTER FROM NUCLA, COLORADO´´Dr. Don´´, by Peter Hessler: A small-town druggist and his community.BOOKS´´The Secret Shopper´´, by Jenny Diski: The history of shoplifting.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Road Kill´´, by Anthony Lane: A review of Drive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/110921/pe_nyer_110921_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Name Calling´´, by Steve Coll: Al Qaeda’s changing brand.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Eyeing Apple´´, by James Surowiecki: Why has Apple fallen from grace?LETTER FROM NEWTOWN´´Local Story´´, by Rachel Aviv: A community newspaper covers a national tragedy.THE POLITICAL SCENE´´The House of Pain´´, by Ryan Lizza: Eric Cantor and the Republicans.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Dangerous Liaisons´´, by David Denby: Reviews of Like Someone in Love and Beautiful Creatures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/130227/pe_nyer_130227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT ´´Midterm Anxieties´´, by Margaret Talbot: Electoral scaremongering.A CRITIC AT LARGE ´´Better all the Time´´, by James Surowiecki: How the ´´performance revolution” came to athletics—and beyond. A REPORTER AT LARGE ´´The Outcast´´, by Rachel Aviv: After a Hasidic man exposed child abuse in his tight-knit Brooklyn community, he found himself the target of a criminal investigation. PROFILES ´´The Duke of Doubt´´, by Kelefa Sanneh: Can Chris Rock make the leap from standup eminence to leading man? THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Love and Physics´´, by David Denby: A review of Interstellar and The Theory of Everything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/141105/pe_nyer_141105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.