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  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    Brought to you by Penguin. From the bestselling author of Eating Animals and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - a brilliant, fresh take on climate change and what we can do about it Climate crisis is the single biggest threat to human survival. And it is happening right now. We all understand that time is running out - but do we truly believe it? And, caught between the seemingly unimaginable and the apparently unthinkable, how can we take the first step towards action, to arrest our race to extinction? We can begin with our knife and fork. The link between farming animals and the climate crisis is barely discussed, because giving up our meat-based diets feels like an...read more

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    A monumental new audiobook from the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer's Here I Am In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” before asking him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others’? These are the questions at the heart of...read more

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    Jonathan Safran Foer won the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award for his debut novel Everything Is Illuminated (which was also made into a major motion picture). Like many young Americans, Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. As he became a husband, and then a father, the moral dimensions of eating became increasingly important to him. Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. Traveling to the darkest corners of our...read more

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    The New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer re-evaluated his meat-based diet--and his conscience--in his powerful memoir and investigative report, Eating Animals. Now, he offers a mind-bending and potentially world-changing call to action on climate change. Most books about the environmental crisis are densely academic, depressingly doom-laden, and crammed with impersonal statistics. We Are the Weather is different--accessible, immediate, and with a single clear solution that individual readers can put into practice straight away.      A significant proportion of global carbon emissions come from farming meat. Giving up meat is incredibly hard and...read more

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    To reduce risk of pandemics for ourselves, our gaze needs to turn to the health of animals. From the bestselling author of the essential new 2019 book on animal agriculture and climate crisis: We are the Weather Discover Jonathan Safran Foer's eye-opening and life-changing account of the meat we eat 'Should be compulsory reading. A genuine masterwork. Read this book. It will change you' Time Out Eating Animals is the most original and urgent book on the subject of food written this century. It will change the way you think, and change the way you eat. For good. Whether you're flirting with veganuary, trying to cut back on animal consumption, or a lifelong meat-eater, you...read more

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    This program is read by the author. In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way. Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity. But do those of us who accept the reality of human-caused climate change truly believe it? If we did, surely we would be roused to act on what we know. Will future generations distinguish between those who didn’t believe in the science of global warming and those who said they accepted the science but failed to change their lives in response? The task of saving the planet will...read more

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    Mit seinem Bestseller 'Tiere essen' hat Jonathan Safran Foer weltweit Furore gemacht: Viele seiner Leser wurden nach der Lektüre Vegetarier oder haben zumindest ihre Ernährung überdacht. Nun nimmt Foer sich des größten Themas unserer Zeit an: dem Klimawandel. Der Klimawandel ist zu abstrakt, deshalb lässt er uns kalt. Foer erinnert an die Kraft und Notwendigkeit gemeinsamen Handelns und führt dazu anschaulich viele gelungene Beispiele an, die uns als Ansporn dienen sollen. Wir können die Welt nicht retten, ohne einem der größten CO2- und Methangas-Produzenten zu Leibe zu rücken, der Massentierhaltung. Foer zeigt einen Lösungsansatz auf, der niemandem viel abverlangt, aber extrem...read more

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    Mit seinem Bestseller 'Tiere essen' hat Jonathan Safran Foer weltweit Furore gemacht: Viele seiner Leser wurden nach der Lektüre Vegetarier oder haben zumindest ihre Ernährung überdacht. Nun nimmt Foer sich des größten Themas unserer Zeit an: dem Klimawandel. Der Klimawandel ist zu abstrakt, deshalb lässt er uns kalt. Foer erinnert an die Kraft und Notwendigkeit gemeinsamen Handelns und führt dazu anschaulich viele gelungene Beispiele an, die uns als Ansporn dienen sollen. Wir können die Welt nicht retten, ohne einem der größten CO2- und Methangas-Produzenten zu Leibe zu rücken, der Massentierhaltung. Foer zeigt einen Lösungsansatz auf, der niemandem viel abverlangt, aber extrem...read more

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer, read by Ari Fliakos. THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the bestselling author of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Everything is Illuminated and We are the Weather - a rich and moving novel about modern family lives and the ties that bind 'Towering and glorious: a tale of social, familial and marital breakdown and the End of the World. The funniest literary novel I have ever read' The Times 'A rich, beautifully written, ambitious and grandly moving novel, which looks both at the world at large and at the deepest concerns of individual lives' Evening Standard 'Lays...read more

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, read by Jeff Woodman and Scott Shina. THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING NOVEL ADAPTED INTO A FEATURE FILM WITH ELIJAH WOOD From the bestselling author of Here I Am, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and We are the Weather - a hilarious, life-affirming and utterly original novel about the search for truth 'Gripping, hilariously funny and deeply serious. An astonishing feat of writing' The Times 'One of the most impressive novel debuts of recent years' Joyce Carol Oates, Times Literary Supplement 'A first novel of startling originality' Jay McInerney,...read more

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    A monumental and instantly bestselling novel from the author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. God asked Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac, and Abraham replied obediently, 'Here I am.'      This is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. Over the course of three weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., three sons watch their parents' marriage falter and their family home fall apart. Meanwhile, a large catastrophe is engulfing another part of the world: a massive earthquake devastates the Middle East, sparking a pan-Arab invasion of Israel. With global upheaval in the background and...read more

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    “Imagine a novel as verbally cunning as A Clockwork Orange, as harrowing as The Painted Bird, as exuberant and twee as Candide, and you have Everything Is Illuminated . . . Read it, and you'll feel altered, chastened — seared in the fire of something new.” — Washington Post With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man — also named Jonathan Safran Foer — sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war, an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior, and the unforgettable Alex, a young Ukrainian translator who speaks in a sublimely butchered...read more

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    Jonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. Now, with humor, tenderness, and awe, he confronts the traumas of our recent history. Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts on an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing...read more

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    Ein junger Amerikaner kommt in die Ukraine. Er heißt zufällig Jonathan Safran Foer. Im Gepäck hat er das vergilbte Foto einer Frau namens Augustine. Sie soll gegen Ende des 2. Weltkrieges seinen Großvater vor den Nazis gerettet haben. Jonathan will Augustine finden und Trachimbrod, den Ort, aus dem seine Familie stammt. Sein Reiseführer ist ein alter Ukrainer mit einem noch älteren klapprigen Auto, sein Dolmetscher dessen Enkel Alex, ein unglaubliches Großmaul und ein Genie im Verballhornen von Sprache. Mit von der Partie ist noch Sammy Davis jr. jr., eine neurotische Promenadenmischung mit einer Leidenschaft für Jonathan, der Angst vor Hunden hat. Die Reise führt durch eine...read more

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    Oskar ist neun, er ist Erfinder, Pazifist, Schmuckdesigner und Tamburinspieler - und er hat eine Menge Fragen, auf die er dringend eine Antwort braucht. Wieso gab es den Anschlag vom 11. September? Warum musste sein Vater eines der Opfer sein? Oskar läuft durch New York, immer auf der Suche nach Antworten und nach etwas, dass ihn von den vielen Gedanken in seinem Kopf ablenkt. Safran Foer raubt mit seinem Tempo, seiner Sprachgewalt und seinem halsbrecherischen Witz dem Hörer den Atem. Und er lässt einen verstehen, dass manchmal nur Phantasie hilft, den Irrsinn der Welt zu...read more

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, Oskar sets out to solve the mystery of a key he discovers in his father’s closet. Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is an inventor, amateur entomologist, computer consultant, Francophile, letter writer, pacifist, amateur astronomer, natural historian, percussionist, romantic, Great Explorer, jeweller, origamist, detective, vegan and collector of butterflies. When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, Oskar sets out to solve the mystery of a key he discovers in his father’s closet. It is a search which leads him into the lives of strangers,...read more

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is an inventor, amateur entomologist, Francophile, letter writer, pacifist, natural historian, percussionist, romantic, Great Explorer, jeweller, detective, vegan, and collector of butterflies. When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre, Oskar sets out to solve the mystery of a key he disovers in his father's closet. It is a search which leads him into the lives of strangers, through the five boroughs of New York, into history, to the bombings of Dresden and Hiroshima, and on an inward journey which brings him ever closer to some kind of...read more

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    Julia und Jacob haben sich auseinandergelebt, doch wie könnten sie sich einfach trennen, ohne dass ihre drei Söhne darunter leiden oder gar sie selbst? Immer wieder diskutieren sie alle Szenarien durch, kümmern sich aufopferungsvoll um den inkontinenten Hund und die bevorstehende Bar Mitzwa des Ältesten. Gerade als die israelische Verwandtschaft zur Familienfeier in Washington, D.C. eintrifft, ereignet sich ein katastrophales Erdbeben im Nahen Osten, das die Invasion Israels zur Folge hat - und alle Fragen stellen sich noch einmal ganz neu, auch für...read more