The Glassblower by Petra Durst-Benning

The Glassblower
  • Author : Petra Durst-Benning
  • Publisher : Amazoncrossing
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 1477820272

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 by Marina Fiorato

The Glassblower Of Murano
  • Author : Marina Fiorato
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2009-05-26
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 1429984562

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 by Maria Gripe

The Glassblower S Children
  • Author : Maria Gripe
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781590177457

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 by Peter Pezzelli

The Glassblower S Apprentice
  • Author : Peter Pezzelli
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-06-20
  • Categories : Glassworkers
  • ISBN : 0989451607

"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"

The Glassblower s Breath by Sunetra Gupta

The Glassblower S Breath
  • Author : Sunetra Gupta
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Categories : English fiction
  • ISBN : 1857990293

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 by Frances Clarke

The Glassblower S Daughter
  • Author : Frances Clarke
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2011-01-04
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 1499262205

Greta's life is carefree until the abrupt disappearance of her elder sister, and 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 2006; paperback edition, 2007)

Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Fall On Your Knees
  • Author : Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-01-25
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 1451641656

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 Paradise of Glass by Petra Durst-Benning

The Paradise Of Glass
  • Author : Petra Durst-Benning
  • Publisher : AmazonCrossing
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 1503945057

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.

The Glassblower s Daughter by Andrew Stiggers

The Glassblower S Daughter
  • Author : Andrew Stiggers
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-02-20
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 1520529988

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 Glassblowers by Mervyn Peake

The Glassblowers
  • Author : Mervyn Peake
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1950
  • Categories : Science fiction, English
  • ISBN : UOM:39015000543887

The Glass blower by Keki N. Daruwalla

The Glass Blower
  • Author : Keki N. Daruwalla
  • Publisher : ARC Publications
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Categories : India
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105131741444

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.

The American Lady by Petra Durst-Benning

The American Lady
  • Author : Petra Durst-Benning
  • Publisher : AmazonCrossing
  • Release Date : 2015-03-10
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 1477826580

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 Botticelli Secret by Marina Fiorato

The Botticelli Secret
  • Author : Marina Fiorato
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2010-03-30
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781429928809

In this exhilarating cross between The Da Vinci Code and The Birth of Venus, an irrepressible young woman in 15th-century Italy must flee for her life after stumbling upon a deadly secret when she serves as a model for Botticelli... When part-time model and full-time prostitute Luciana Vetra is asked by one of her most exalted clients to pose for a painter friend, she doesn't mind serving as the model for the central figure of Flora in Sandro Botticelli's masterpiece "Primavera." But when the artist dismisses her without payment, Luciana impulsively steals an unfinished version of the painting--only to find that somone is ready to kill her to get it back. What could possibly be so valuable about the picture? As friends and clients are slaughtered around her, Luciana turns to the one man who has never desired her beauty, novice librarian Brother Guido. Fleeing Venice together, Luciana and Guido race through the nine cities of Renaissance Italy, pursued by ruthless foes who are determined to keep them from decoding the painting's secrets. Gloriously fresh and vivid, with a deliciously irreverent heroine, The Botticelli Secret is an irresistible blend of history, wit, and suspense.

The Glassblower by Christine Petersen

The Glassblower
  • Author : Christine Petersen
  • Publisher : Benchmark Books
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Categories : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • ISBN : 1608704130

Explores the everyday life of a colonial glassblower and his responsibilities, social practices, and importance to the community.

A Day in the Life of a Colonial Glassblower by J. L. Branse

A Day In The Life Of A Colonial Glassblower
  • Author : J. L. Branse
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Categories : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • ISBN : 0823958205

The intricate and ancient process of glassblowing is detailed here.

Soul Whisperer by Gary Comer

Soul Whisperer
  • Author : Gary Comer
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-02-19
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781621895442

What if we changed the face of evangelism? In a time when so many have a negative perception of evangelism, what if a new model was entirely biblical, loaded with skills, and more effective? Soul Whisperer shifts the emphasis from telling to a drawing paradigm. It develops biblically the pattern of Jesus, who did not give static presentations but rather customized his words to each hearer. By learning his ways, our words, too, can have pinpointed impact! Christians will discover how to draw out first, in order to read their friends and discern the relevant appeal of the gospel. In this way, the style is far more dynamic. It adapts! Understanding the non-believer's unique starting point will determine a distinct path. By creating a conversation about spiritual influence and what is involved in faith formation, this book charts ways for Christians to go deeper in evangelistic relationships. Most importantly, Soul Whisperer infuses skills that will shape a more Christ-likened missional disciple.

Beginning Glassblowing by Edward T. Schmid

Beginning Glassblowing
  • Author : Edward T. Schmid
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1998-01-01
  • Categories : Glass blowing and working
  • ISBN : 0963872826

Through a Glass Deadly by Sarah Atwell

Through A Glass  Deadly
  • Author : Sarah Atwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-03-04
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 1440638772

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.

Laboratory Scientific Glassblowing A Practical Training Method by Le Pinnet Paul

Laboratory Scientific Glassblowing  A Practical Training Method
  • Author : Le Pinnet Paul
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2017-03-17
  • Categories : Science
  • ISBN : 9781786341990

This book explains and demonstrates the methods involved in scientific glassblowing. It describes elementary to advanced glass manipulation together with technical information on its safe use and development in the laboratory. Editor Paul Le Pinnet (MBE), a scientific glassblower with over 50 years' experience in the field, experts in glassblowing are brought together to explain their methods and approaches used to produce a variety of glassware. Laboratory Scientific Glassblowing is a unique project which updates and develops the traditional art of glassblowing and brings it into the 21st century. New skills and materials are introduced, including descriptions of working with fused silica, on laser profile cutting and on the creation of artistic glassware in a scientific setting. Written specifically as a hands-on reference work, this book can be used as a step-by-step practical guide for practitioners and scientists as well as students and apprentices interested in the field. Contributions from: Michael Baumbach, MD of H Baumbach & Co; Paul Rathmill, Enterprise Q; William Fludgate, MD BioChem Glass (app) Ltd; Ian Pearson (Past Chairman BSSG), Editor, BSSG Journal; Gary Coyne, California State University USA; Konstantin Kraft-Poggensee, Former chairman, German Scientific Glassblowing Society; Keith Holden President of the Australian and New Zealand Glassblowing Society; Phil Murray, Churchill Fellow.

The Glass Blowers by Daphne du Maurier

The Glass Blowers
  • Author : Daphne du Maurier
  • Publisher : Virago
  • Release Date : 2012-06-07
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781405518925

A warm, human drama set against the events of the French Revolution

Pane of Death by Sarah Atwell

Pane Of Death
  • Author : Sarah Atwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-11-04
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 1440634084

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. When Emmeline is asked to help out on a commission for the enigmatic software mogul Peter Ferguson, she finds it hard to say no. It doesn’t hurt that Peter is much better looking than the average computer nerd, or that he’s giving her the opportunity to work on his multi-million dollar stained glass collection. Em thinks she’s hit the artistic jackpot--until she finds the glass missing, and its owner dead in a pool of blood. Next thing Em knows, she’s been accused of murder and her police chief boyfriend is questioning her as the prime suspect. Now she has to solve the murder and find the stolen glass, before the life she’s forged cracks into a million pieces.