The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man

The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man


It all begins with that pesky lever in the hot air balloon. Allan is sitting quietly with his friend Julius, waiting for his 101st birthday party to begin, when someone manages to break the lever, and before they know it, up they go, far above the Indian Ocean.

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But what goes up must come down, and after they are rescued from the water by a North Korean ship, it\'s only a matter of time before the pair are entangled in a global diplomatic crisis involving a briefcase full of contraband uranium. Everyone seems quite interested in this briefcase - from President Trump and Kim Jong-un to Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel - and from then on it\'s just one accidental adventure after another.

There\'s a vital government message scribbled on the back of a napkin (after numerous glasses of apple.

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Она изучает музыку, он мальчик из хорошей семьи, будущий юрист. Оба умны, красивы, что называется, вся жизнь впереди.

Их судьбы меняет любовь, такая огромная и такая короткая. Эта история - книга-преодоление, рассказ о том, как нужно бороться за свою любовь.

Поначалу - со смешками друзей и собственной растерянностью перед искренностью и силой внезапного чувства. Потом - с властным диктатом отца, желающего для сына лучшей партии, чем.

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A Spark of Light

A Spark of Light


A lone gunman takes the women and doctors at a controversial abortion clinic hostage. Nobody has ended up there by choice.

As the tense negotiation for their release unfolds, hour by crucial hour, back in time through the day that brought the hostages and their captor to this moment, every certainty is questioned, every judgement thrown into sharp relief.Because matters of life and death look very different when you, or the ones you love, are staring down the barrel of a gun.

Powerful, thought-provoking and deeply involving, Jodi Picoult\'s new novel is told in reverse, propelling the reader through intertwining characters and uncovering motives in this unflinching exploration of what makes a life.

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Jack Reacher one shot

Jack Reacher one shot


Six shots. Five dead.

One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case.

Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy.

Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, ex–military investigator Jack Reacher is coming.

He knows this shooter—a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right—and soon the slam-dunk case explodes.

Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal.

This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and.

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Безумная звезда = The Light Fantastic

Безумная звезда = The Light Fantastic


Читателям предлагаются неадаптированный оригинальный текст и классический перевод второй книги Терри Пратчетта из цикла о Плоском мире. Волшебнику-недоучке Ринсвинду и его наивному другу Двацветку предстоит спасать мир, который вот-вот погубит огромная звезда.

И хотя за это же дело берутся лучшие маги, Ринсвинду все равно не избежать приключений, опасностей и необходимости быть героем. Чтение произведения в оригинале позволит.

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Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins


In spring 1962 American actress Dee Moray\'s boat motors into an Italian bay and the life of hotelier Pasquale Tursi. Dee - fleeing a film set, claiming to be dying and desperately awaiting her lover - throws herself on Pasquale\'s generous mercy. Fifty years later Pasquale lands in Hollywood, sporting a fedora and seeking a long-forgotten actress. Why he\'s come, what happened to Dee in Italy and, later, LA, are questions that Beautiful Ruins answers in the most surprising and wonderfully entertaining manner.

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Between Sisters

Between Sisters


We all make mistakes, but for Meghann Dontess the terrible choice she made some years ago cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Meghann is now a highly successful attorney, and has put all thoughts of love completely behind her – until she meets the one man who believes he can change her mind.

Claire has fallen in love for the first time in her life, and as her wedding day approaches she prepares to face her strong-willed older sister. Reunited after two decades, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.

Tender, funny, bittersweet and moving, Kristin Hannah\'s Between Sisters skilfully explores the profound joys and sorrows shared in a close relationship, the mistakes made in the name of love, and.

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The Sun Is Also a Star

The Sun Is Also a Star


Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate.

Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true.

I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica.

Falling in love with him won’t be my story.Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations.

Never the poet. Or the dreamer.

But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us.

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The Book of Chocolate Saints

The Book of Chocolate Saints


The Book of Chocolate Saints follows the unforgettable character Francis Newton Xavier and his journey towards salvation - or damnation - or perhaps both. In the swooning, hypnotic prose for which his Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel was acclaimed, Jeet Thayil paints a hallucinatory portrait of an ambiguous soul: a self-destructive figure living a wild existence of excess in pursuit of his uncompromising aesthetic vision, a charismatic contrarian, and a tortured artist battling with his conflicting instincts.

His paintings and poems embodying the decadent jeu d\'esprit of his heroes like Baudelaire forged his reputation, which is celebrated at a show in Delhi. Approaching middle-age, Xavier leaves Manhattan following 9/11, and his journey home to India becomes a voyage into his past.

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In Paris With You

In Paris With You


Eugene and Tatiana could have fallen in love. If things had gone differently.

If they had tried to really know each other. If it had just been them, and not the others.

But that was years ago and time has found them far apart, leading separate lives.Until they meet once more in Paris.

What really happened back then? And now? Could they ever be together after everything?Powerful, intelligent, and set in a Parisian\'s-eye view of Paris, a story about the love that got away.

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Wonder

Wonder


August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face.

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Watching You

Watching You


You’re back home after four years working abroad, new husband in tow. You’re keen to find a place of your own.

But for now you’re crashing in your big brother’s spare room.That’s when you meet the man next door.

He’s the head teacher at the local school. Twice your age.

Extraordinarily attractive. You find yourself watching him.

All the time.But you never dreamed that your innocent crush might become a deadly obsession.

Or that someone is watching you.

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Perfect Liars

Perfect Liars


Three women walk in to the dinner, but only two will leave. Sixteen years ago, best friends Nancy, Georgia and Lila committed a terrible crime.

They have never spoken about it. But now, in their thirties, one of them wants to talk.

One word and everything could be ruined: their lives, their careers, their relationships. It\'s up to Georgia to call a crisis dinner.

But the evening does not go as planned. Only two women survive the night.

Murder isn’t so difficult the second time around.

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Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling

Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling


Meet Aisling. She\'s a small-town girl who dreams of the big city.

She has a heart of gold and an iron belief in the power of control tights. She has a steady job and a loyal boyfriend (though he hasn\'t put a ring on it even after seven years).

Then one disastrous romantic getaway convinces Aisling to leave him behind and head for the bright lights. But with glamorous new flatmates, a scandal at work and a weird love square, Aisling has no idea what\'s about to hit her.

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Enduring Love

Enduring Love


One windy spring day in the Chilterns, Joe Rose\'s calm, organized life is shattered by a ballooning accident. The afternoon, Rose reflects, could have ended in mere tragedy, but for his brief meeting with Jed Parry. Unknown to Rose, something passes between them - something that gives birth in Parry to an obsession so powerful that it will test to the limits Rose\'s beloved scientific rationalism, threaten the love of his wife Clarissa and drive him to the brink of murder and madness.

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Love is Blind

Love is Blind


When Brodie is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman father, and begin a wildly different new chapter in his life. In Paris, a fateful encounter with a famous pianist irrevocably changes his future - and sparks an obsessive love affair with a beautiful Russian soprano, Lika Blum.

Moving from Paris to St Petersburg to Edinburgh and back again, Brodie\'s love for Lika and its dangerous consequences pursue him around Europe and beyond, during an era of overwhelming change as the nineteenth century becomes the twentieth.Love is Blind is a tale of dizzying passion and brutal revenge; of artistic endeavour and the illusions it creates; of all the possibilities that life can offer, and how cruelly they can be snatched away.

At once an.

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The Boy in the Black Suit

The Boy in the Black Suit


Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died - although she did, and it sucks.

But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can\'t handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad\'s snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt\'s snagging fifteen bucks an hour.

Not bad. But everything else? Not good.

Then Matt meets Lovey. Crazy name, and she\'s been through more crazy stuff than he can imagine.

Yet Lovey never cries. She\'s tough.

Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be.

Which is maybe why he\'s drawn to her, and definitely why he can\'t seem to shake her. Because there\'s nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness - and.

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Little Liar

Little Liar


Nora has lied about many things. But has she told her most dangerous lie of all? There?s a new art assistant at Nora?s school, and he?s crossed a line.

Nora decides to teach him a lesson he won?t forget. But not everything goes quite to plan, and Nora needs an escape.

She befriends the rich and talented Bel, who longs for a part in a remake of a famous film. Bel is unpredictable, jealous and crazy, but she opens up a new world for Nora, and that makes her irresistible.

As events start to spin wildly out of control, Nora must decide where her loyalties lie ? and what deceits she can get away with.

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter


National Book Award Finalist!Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents\' house after high school graduation.

Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family.But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter.

That was Olga\'s role.Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family.

And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed.

But it\'s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought. With the help of her best friend, Lorena, and her first love (first everything), Connor, Julia is.

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Sunset over the Cherry Orchard

Sunset over the Cherry Orchard


After three failed engagements Beti is in desperate need of a fresh start. What better place than the sun-drenched hills of southern Spain? But it\'s not all sangria and siestas.

Beti finds work on an old Andalusian cherry farm where there are cherries to be picked, trees to be watered and her fiery boss, Antonio, to win over. As the sun toasts her skin, Beti finds herself warming to the Spanish way of life.

Embracing the art of flamenco, she discovers there is much to learn from the dance of passion. She just has to let loose and listen to the rhythm of her heart.

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Everyone is Watching

Everyone is Watching


New York: A city that inspires. A city that draws people in.

A city where everyone is watching, waiting to see what will happen next.1967.

Robert Mapplethorpe knows he is an artist. From his childhood home in Queens he yearns for the heat and excitement of the city, the press of other people\'s bodies.

He wants to be watched, he wants to be known.1891.

Walt Whitman has already found fame, and has settled into his own sort of old age. Still childlike, still passionate, he travels with his friend and biographer Bucke to the city he has always adored, the scene of his greatest triumphs and rejections.

1922. Robert Moses is a man with a vision.

Standing on the edge of Long Island he knows what it could become. Walking down a street in Brooklyn he sees its future.

He is the man who will build.

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This Is How It Always Is

This Is How It Always Is


This is how a family keeps a secret… and how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever after… until happily ever after becomes complicated.

This is how children change… and then change the world. This is Claude.

He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.

When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be.

They’re just not sure they’re ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret.

Until one day it explodes. This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family.

And it’s about the ways this is.

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Perfume, Suskind, Patrick

Perfume, Suskind, Patrick


Patrick Suskind\'s Perfume is a classic novel of death and sensuality in Paris, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. In eighteenth-century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages.

His name was Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, and if his name has been forgotten today, it is certainly not because Grenouille fell short of those more famous blackguards when it came to arrogance, misanthropy, immorality, or, more succinctly, wickedness, but because his gifts and his sole ambition were restricted to a domain that leaves no traces in history: to the fleeting realm of scent.

. An astonishing tour de force both in concept and execution.

(Guardian). A fantastic tale of murder and.

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The Disappearance

The Disappearance


What was hidden will be revealed.

.When Frances\' best friend Bronwyn disappeared over twenty years ago, her body was never found.

The mystery over what happened has cast a shadow over Frances\' life ever since.Now, it\'s 1942 and bombs are raining down on Bath.

In the chaos a little boy - Davy Noyle - goes missing. Frances was meant to be looking after him and she is tortured by guilt at his disappearance.

Where has he gone, and could he possibly have survived?But bombs conceal, and they reveal - and as quiet falls and the dust settles, a body is disturbed from its hiding place. What happened all those years ago? And can Frances put the wrongs of the past right again.

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The Woman in the Dark

The Woman in the Dark


For Sarah and Patrick, life has always been easy. Then they move to Patrick\'s childhood home and everything changes.

Fifteen years ago, another family was murdered there. Patrick says they can make it perfect again, but their children are plagued by nightmares and Sarah swears someone is watching the house.

Worse still, the longer they live in their \'dream\' home, the more different her loving husband becomes . .

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The Lost Man

The Lost Man


Two brothers meet at the remote border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of the outback. In an isolated part of Australia, they are each other\'s nearest neighbour, their homes hours apart.

They are at the stockman\'s grave, a landmark so old that no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron.

The Bright family\'s quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish.Something had been troubling Cameron.

Did he choose to walk to his death? Because if he didn\'t, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects.

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Sleepless Nights

Sleepless Nights


First published in 1979, Sleepless Nights is a unique collage of fiction and memoir, letters and essays, portraits and dreams. It is more than the story of a life: it is Elizabeth Hardwick\'s experience of womanhood in the twentieth century.

Escaping her childhood home of Kentucky, the narrator arrives at a bohemian hotel in Manhattan filled with \'drunks, actors, gamblers .

. love and alcohol and clothes on the floor.

\' Here begin the erotic affairs and dinner parties, the abortions and heartbreaks, the friendships and \'people I have buried\'. Here are luminous sketches of characters she has met that illuminate the era\'s racism, sexism, and poverty.

Above all, here is prose blurring into poetry, language to lose - and perhaps to find - yourself in. .

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The Vogue

The Vogue


Late 1944: two teenagers dance the Vogue in silence on the floor of the Pirnmill Aerodrome. She is the minister\'s daughter and should be at home; he loses the bet they make that night.

Decades later, a ghost returns to Morne to identify a body found in the shifting sands. Names have long since changed and children long since cast out, but some things refuse to be forgotten.

Set against an eerie coastal landscape awash with secrets, The Vogue is an unforgettable novel of ghosts, lies and vengeance.

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American Pastoral

American Pastoral


‘Swede’ Levov is living the American dream. He glides through life cocooned by his devoted family, his demanding yet highly rewarding (and lucrative) business, his sporting prowess, his good looks.

He is the embodiment of thriving, post-war America, land of liberty and hope.Until the sunny day in 1968, when the Swede’s bountiful American luck deserts him.

The tragedy springs from devastatingly close to home. His adored daughter, Merry, has become a stranger to him, a fanatical teenager capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism that plunges the Levov family into the political mayhem of sixties America, and drags them into the underbelly of a seemingly ascendant society.

Rendered powerless by the shocking turn of events, the Swede can only watch as his pastoral idyll.

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The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man

The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man


It all begins with that pesky lever in the hot air balloon. Allan is sitting quietly with his friend Julius, waiting for his 101st birthday party to begin, when someone manages to break the lever, and before they know it, up they go, far above the Indian Ocean.

.

But what goes up must come down, and after they are rescued from the water by a North Korean ship, it\'s only a matter of time before the pair are entangled in a global diplomatic crisis involving a briefcase full of contraband uranium. Everyone seems quite interested in this briefcase - from President Trump and Kim Jong-un to Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel - and from then on it\'s just one accidental adventure after another.

There\'s a vital government message scribbled on the back of a napkin (after numerous glasses of apple.

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I Love You Too Much

I Love You Too Much


In the sixth arrondissement, thirteen-year-old Paul is adrift in a sea of wealth, pretence and an obsession with status. Struggling with a self-absorbed mother who doesn’t pay him any attention and her new boyfriend Gabriel who is chasing his dream of becoming a rockstar, all while trying to form a connection with his own narcissistic father, Paul is desperate to be loved.

Always overlooked, it is only a matter of time before he sees something he isn’t supposed to see .Longing for connection, Paul comforts himself with the beauty of Paris – gorging on its sweet confections and elegant patisseries – and in an unlikely friendship with his rebellious classmate, Scarlett.

A moving story set in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, I Love You Too Much by Alicia Drake is told with.

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Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why


You can’t stop the future. You can’t rewind the past.

The only way to learn the secret . .

. is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

Hannah\'s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them.

If he listens, he\'ll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide.

He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah\'s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

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Pretend I\\\'m Dead

Pretend I\\\'m Dead


Mona is twenty-three, emotionally adrift and cleaning houses to get by. While handing out clean needles to drug addicts, she falls for a man she calls Mr Disgusting, who proceeds to break her heart in unimaginable ways. In search of healing, she decamps to New Mexico for a fresh start, but always lurking just beneath the surface are the ghosts of her past, and the crushing legacy of a chaotic, destructive childhood. It seems running further away from her problems could just leave more inventive ways for them to find her.

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Now Lets Dance

Now Lets Dance


Marguerite had been living a comfortable but dull existence in a suburban town with her straitlaced lawyer husband. When he dies, she realises that life has passed her by.

Marcel had been in a loving relationship with Nora since they left Algeria sixty years before. Now that he has lost her, he has lost his way.

Marguerite and Marcel live in two very different worlds - one rich, one poor. They never should have met.

And yet their paths cross at a retreat, and a connection forms.

.But will they manage to overcome the disapproval of their friends and families, as well as their own misgivings? Or have they left it too late to really follow their hearts\' desires?Now Let\'s Dance is an uplifting, life-affirming novel about following your heart\'s desire.

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Doughnut

Doughnut


From one of the best-loved comic writers in fantasy fiction comes another absurdly witty science fiction title - perfect for fans of Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett .

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Before I Fall (film tie-in)

Before I Fall (film tie-in)


They say \'live every day as if it\'s your last\' - but you never actually think it\'s going to be. At least I didn\'t.

The thing is, you don\'t get to know when it happens. You don\'t remember to tell your family that you love them or - in my case - remember to say goodbye to them at all.

But what if, like me, you could live your last day over and over again? Could you make it perfect? If your whole life flashed before your eyes, would you have no regrets? Or are there some things you\'d want to change.

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The Hidden Wife

The Hidden Wife


Every marriage has its problems.But would Julia Blake really have just walked out of hers, leaving no trace?Max Blake knows more about his wife\'s disappearance than he\'s letting on.

That\'s what the police think anyway. But with no body, the case is growing cold.

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One young journalist thinks she can find out the truth.But the more time she spends with Max at the couple\'s remote estate, the higher the risk to her own safety.

And whatever happened to Julia Blake may be her fate nex.

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude


One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women -- brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul -- this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction.

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The Husbands Secret

The Husbands Secret


Mother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband\'s hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death. Curious, she opens it - and time stops. John-Paul\'s letter confesses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others.

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NIKE M NK DRY TEE  TRAIN
NIKE
NIKE M NK DRY TEE TRAIN


From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of caf.s and haunts she has worked in around the world.

It is a book Patti Smith has described as \'a roadmap to my life\'.

REVISED EDITION WITH FIVE THOUSAND WORDS BONUS MATERIAL AND NEW PHOTOGRAPHS .

M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village caf. where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook.

Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo\'s Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer\'s society in Berlin; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow.

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The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill


Meet Nina Hill: A young woman supremely confident in her own. .

. shell.

Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, an excellent trivia team and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book.

So when the father she never knew existed dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! She\'ll have to Speak.

To. Strangers.

And if that wasn\'t enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny and interested in getting to know her.

.It\'s time for Nina to turn her own fresh page, and find out if real life can ever live up to fiction.

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The Girl Who Saw Lions

The Girl Who Saw Lions


The Girl Who Saw Lions, Paperback / softback BookThe Girl Who Saw Lions Paperback / softbackby Berlie DohertyIn Stock - usually despatched within 24 hoursShareFacebook Twitter PintrestDescriptionTwo girls, from very different places, are brought together in a tale of loss, courage and family.When they are brought together, will Abela and Rosa ever be able to love one another like sisters?From the Carnegie Medal-winning author Berlie Doherty, The Girl Who Saw Lions is a powerful and moving story, inspired by the author`s visit to Africa.

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Henry, Himself

Henry, Himself


A member of the greatest generation looks back on the loves and losses of his past and comes to treasure the present anew in this poignant and thoughtful new novel from a modern master.Stewart O\'Nan is renowned for illuminating the unexpected grace of everyday life and the resilience of ordinary people with humor, intelligence, and compassion.

In Henry, Himself he offers an unsentimental, moving story of a twentieth-century everyman.Soldier, son, lover, husband, breadwinner, churchgoer, Henry Maxwell has spent his whole life trying to live with honor.

A native Pittsburgher and engineer, he\'s always believed in logic, sacrifice, and hard work. Now, seventy-five and retired, he feels the world has passed him by.

It\'s 1998, the American century is ending, and nothing is simple anymore.

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The World According to Bob

The World According to Bob


\'Since Bob has appeared, I\'ve made huge strides in my life. For more than a decade I was a homeless drug addict.

I was lost to the world and had forgotten what was important in life. Now I\'ve got myself back on my two feet, but as I put the past behind me, I\'m still stepping unsteadily into the future.

I still need help in the right direction. Bob is always there to offer guidance and friendship.

\'James and his street cat Bob have been on a remarkable journey together. In the years since their story ended in the bestselling A STREET CAT NAMED BOB James, with Bob\'s help, has begun to find his way back to the real world.

Almost every day, Bob provides moments of intelligence, bravery and humour, at the same time opening his human friend\'s eyes to important truths about friendship,.

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Gashlycrumb Tinies

Gashlycrumb Tinies


It’s no secret I have a massive soft spot for alphabet books. In 1963, prolific illustrator and author Edward Gorey (February 22, 1925–April 15, 2000) published an alphabet book so grimly antithetical to the very premise of the genre — making children feel comfortable and inspiring them to learn — that it took the macabre humor genre to a new level.

“A is for Amy who fell down the stairs,” The Gashlycrumb Tinies begins. “B is for Basil assaulted by bears.

C is for Clara who wasted away. D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh…” Part Tim Burton long before there was Burton, part Edgar Allan Poe long after Poe, the book exudes Gorey’s signature adult picture book mastery, not merely adorned by the gorgeously dark crosshatched illustrations but narratively driven by them.

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Transcription

Transcription


In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathisers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying.

But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever. Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past.

A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.

Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of.

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Every Breath

Every Breath


Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. After six years with her boyfriend, she is no longer sure what she wants, and when her father becomes ill she heads to her family\'s cottage at Sunset Beach in North Carolina to make some difficult decisions.

Tru Walls has been summoned across an ocean from where he was born and raised in Zimbabwe by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. In journeying to Sunset Beach, Tru hopes to unravel the mystery surrounding his mother\'s life, but the letter will lead him in an unexpected direction.

When these two strangers\' paths cross, their chance encounter sets in motion a heart-breaking story - one that will transcend decades, continents and the workings of fate.

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The Unmourned

The Unmourned


For Robert Church, superintendent of the Parramatta Female Factory, the most enjoyable part of his job is access to young convict women. Inmate Grace O Leary has made it her mission to protect the women from his nocturnal visits and when Church is murdered with an awl thrust through his right eye, she becomes the chief suspect.

Recently arrived from Port Macquarie, ticket-of-leave gentleman convict Hugh Monsarrat now lives in Parramatta with his ever-loyal housekeeper Mrs Mulrooney. Monsarrat, as an unofficial advisor on criminal and legal matters to the governor s secretary, is charged with uncovering the truth of Church s murder.

Mrs Mulrooney accompanies him to the Female Factory, where he is taking depositions from prisoners, including Grace, and there the housekeeper strikes up.

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OCEAN SEA (CANONS)

OCEAN SEA (CANONS)


A number of disparate lives converge at a remote seaside inn: a lovelorn professor, a renowned painter, an inscrutable seductress - and a beautiful young girl, fatally ill, brought to the sea by a desperate father\'s last hope. An intricate web of destinies and associations begins to reveal itself, but it is not until the arrival of a mysterious sailor called Adams that the truth in all its dreamlike beauty and cruelty becomes clear. Alternately playful and profoundly serious, Baricco\'s novel surges with the hypnotic power of the ocean sea.

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Oneiron

Oneiron


WINNER OF THE FINLANDIA PRIZE Seven women meet in a white, undefined space seconds after their deaths Time, as we understand it, has ceased to exist, and all bodily sensations seem to have disappeared. None of the women can remember what happened to her, or how she got there.

They dont know each other. In turn they try to remember, to piece together the fragments of their lives, their identities, their lost loves, and to pinpoint the moment they left their former lives behind.

Playing with genres from essay to poetry, Oneiron is an astonishing work that explores the question of what follows death and delves deep into the lives and experiences of seven unforgettable women.

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Bridge of Clay

Bridge of Clay


Five Dunbar brothers are living – fighting, loving, grieving – in the perfect chaos of a house without grown-ups. Today, the father who left them has just walked right back in.

He has a surprising request: Who will build a bridge with him? It is Clay, a boy tormented by a long-buried secret, who accepts. But why is Clay so broken? And why must he fulfil this extraordinary challenge? Bridge of Clay is about a boy caught in a current, a boy intent on destroying everything he has in order to become everything he needs to be.

Ahead of him lies the bridge, the vision that will save both his family and himself. It will be a miracle and nothing less.

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